• Ryan Sheehan

Relaunch of Development Centre

Updated: Apr 2

With the return of grassroots football just around the corner, we're pleased to announce that our popular weekly development centre where children aged 4 to 7 can learn and develop their football skills will return on Sunday 4th April 2021.

Reading City Football Club’s Development Centre welcomes children of all abilities aged between 4 and 7.

Day: every Sunday

Time: 11:00am to 12:00pm

Where: on the main pitch at the Rivermoor Stadium; the proud home of Reading City Football Club, located in Scours Lane, Tilehurst, Reading, RG30 6AY.

Cost: Each session costs £3.

The Rivermoor is well connected to local transport links which are only a short walk away. We also have ample free parking on-site.

The Rivermoor is a covid compliant venue and has a covered stand for parents to watch their little ones.

Why Choose Reading City FC?

Your child’s journey to excellence starts in Development but it does not have to end there. At Reading City Football Club we are proud to offer every youngster the opportunity to progress through our club from the Development Centre right up to the first team. With educational options available via our partnership with John Madejski Academy’s Football Performance Programme.

From September 2021, a pathway into U7s Football will be available. This will provide your child with the option to join a team and play on either a Saturday or Sunday or, potentially, for those football-mad children, both days!

Reading City FC teams can play in any one of the following leagues: Junior Premier League, East Berkshire Football Alliance, Berkshire Youth Development League, Reading & West Berks League, Peter Houseman Youth League & Oxford Youth League. This gives your child the best possible option to develop as a player.

We offer sibling discounts and multi-team discounts.

All team training is delivered on 4G pitches at our dedicated training venue and is delivered by, at least, experienced FA level two qualified coaches.

Reading City Football Club has created an environment that is safe, fun and inclusive for everyone. We endorse a positive attitude to football. Our youngsters have fun whilst developing their skills as footballers rather than having a ‘must win’ ethos drilled into them. Our club is committed to nurturing our stars of the future and will support our youngsters to manage their self-esteem and confidence including the management of anxiety.

Added bonus:

All Reading City Football Club youngsters and their families receive free entry to our first team home games at the Rivermoor. We also offer all our youngsters the chance to be a mascot for our first team home games during the football season. At Reading City FC we are not just a Club but a football family.

Reading City Football Club is committed to our community, so why not join something special and become a Cityzen?

Click to book a development centre session

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Scours Lane

Tilehurst, Reading


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