An open letter to the people of Reading from Chairman Martin Law ahead of our first home game in the 2020/21 season this Saturday.
Dear People of Reading,
We are very proud to give you a club that you can call your own.
You may recall in my new year's message I expressed the importance of the local community supporting the club, this year could be a huge chapter in the club's history but nothing can be done without the support of the City.
I therefore would like to re-issue my rallying call and urge you to come together as a community and support us.
Here at Reading City Football Club, we strive to be at the very heart of the community just like the iconic Maiwand Lion located in Forbury Gardens, which proudly features on our badge and are more than just a football club, with our home the Rivermoor being the hub of the community.
The past few months have been very challenging for non-league clubs right across the country, as a result of the lockdown we saw football cancelled for several months. Here at Reading City Football Club, we are a non-profitable organisation so whilst some people see it as a cliche when people say "without fans, we are nothing", we genuinely mean it and therefore ask that you get behind us this season, starting from Saturday when we welcome Lydney to the Rivermoor.
During the lockdown, we've been hard at work improving our facilities here at the Rivermoor to ensure that our visitors have the best experience possible, so why not come along and have a look. I can promise you that you'll be given a warm welcome by all involved with Reading City Football Club whenever you visit.
Reading has a proud history of sporting achievements and with your support, there's no reason why we can't add to that.
On behalf of everyone at Reading City Football Club, we look forward to welcoming new faces and seeing familiar faces at the Rivermoor this season.
Chairman of Reading City Football Club