Our History

Reading City Football Club's formation came as part of Highmoor AFC's 50 year celebration in 2018. 

Club secretary, Chris Gallimore took over the role in 1990 and recruited, the now chairman, Martin Law, to become first team manager in 1992 and between them assembled a strong squad of players and success was to follow. 

The club thrived, with regular promotions, league and cup doubles, being the first club to win the current Thames Valley Premier League unbeaten. The reserves are still the only reserve side to win the same Reading Step 7 League. 

After winning the league promotion to the Uhlsport Hellenic League in 2012 meant moving and playing at Palmer Park, the current location here at The Rivermoor was secured in 2018 and after 50 years it was decided to change the name to Reading City. 

This decision was not taken lightly however the community of Reading has yearned for a semi-professional club behind Reading Football Club to represent Reading and give local players the opportunity to play for a Reading based team as Reading. 

The pathway for the club begins with  the Sunday morning development centre for for 4-6 year olds through to Under 16s, with us having representation at every year group amounting to some 26 teams.

This pathway will over the coming years become the life blood of the club. The highly qualified FA coaches will deliver the clubs philosophy and structure meaning every player at any age group will play the Reading City FC way. The future is bright and we hope to give the community of Reading a great opportunity.

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