Reading City scoops two awards at EPC Bracknell Football Awards.

Reading City Football Club have had a successful inaugural year off the pitch as the hard work behind the scenes is rewarded as The Rivermoor wins "Best Ground" award and the club wins "Best Website or Social Media presence" at the EPC Bracknell Football Awards.

Chairman Martin Laws with Sky Sports Presenter Tom White. Photo courtesy of Philip J.A Benton philipbenton.com

On Wednesday 19th June members of the local non-league football community came together to at Binfield Football Club to celebrate the great and the good of the local game over the past twelve months.


The first award of the evening was "Best Ground" and our home The Rivermoor was nominated along with Bedfont Sports, Binfield & Windsor.


We are thrilled that Reading City Football Club won this award as it recognises the efforts of those who work tirelessly behind the scenes to improve not only the facilities at The Rivermoor but the match day experience.


Here's what was said as we were announced winners.

It’d be easy to pick the best ground as being the shiniest, or the most modern. The category of best ground at the Bracknell Football Awards looks specifically at the improvements clubs have made for both players and supporters.
One ground has a bit of a reputation – probably not entirely unfair, but last summer there was significant improvement, particularly in the playing surface which was still playing impressively at the end of a long hard season with two adult sides sharing it, and has also been nominated for a County award.
While to many of us it will always be Scours Lane, we are pleased to announce that The Rivermoor Stadium is the winner of this category

Chairman Martin Laws was there to accept the award on behalf of the club.


And the recognition for Reading City's hard work over the last twelve months didn't stop there as further into the awards night, we would again find ourselves in the spotlight.


This time the award category was for "Best website or Social Media presence" where we were nominated along with Ascot United, Sandhurst Town, Woodley United.


We are thrilled that Reading City Football Club won this award as it recognises the efforts of those who work tirelessly behind the scenes to produce our social media content.


Here's what was said as we were announced winners.

Probably the tightest of all the categories to choose from this evening. All the clubs on the shortlist, and any number of clubs who didn’t make it have seriously upped their presence on social media and that can only be positive for getting more people to our clubs.
This club was eventually chosen due to the relatively short time they had to turn it around. As well as the first team they have focussed heavily on pictures and videos from their youth sections. Add to that one of the toughest things to do when you are a volunteer at a club is to keep the enthusiasm going when the season turns against you".

Chairman Martin Laws was there to accept the award on behalf of the club.




On receipt of both awards Chairman Martin Laws said the following:

"Tonight was a proud moment for me as Chairman, the club has had a major transformation this season and I would like to thank everyone involved for their hard work and support".

Our Media and Public Relations Manager Ryan Sheehan was also quick to comment:


"Over the moon to hear that Reading City FC have won the "Best Website or Social Media Presence" of the year award at tonight's EPC Bracknell Football Awards. Gutted I couldn't be there. Now we have the award, the hard work starts to hold on to it next season".

Media and Public Relations Manager Ryan Sheehan also went on to thank those who had played a part in establishing the club's social media platforms before his arrival in December 2018.


"While I may be the media manager at Reading City FC our award could not have been one without the support of Scott McGowan who laid the foundations of our media for me to build on. Thanks also to Victoria Pyke for all her help with running our pages. This was a team effort".
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