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Hogwood Park Training Ground

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15:34 5th August 2012

The home of the U21s, U18s and training sessions

Though the Madejski Stadium is undoubtedly the home of Reading Football Club - its heartbeat is definitely down at Hogwood Park training ground.

Always an upbeat and lively atmosphere around the place, the first-team players train at Hogwood each day - and only see the club's stadium on a matchday.

Originally rented from the army, the Royals moved in to the Hogwood Park location in the summer of 2009 - thanks to the initiative and support of Sir John Madejski - and remain at the venue to this day.

To begin with, the training ground was basic, but has since been expanded and refurbished several times - the latest improvement being this summer's canteen redecoration.

The venue boasts training facilities throughout the club from the under-9s to the under-18s, as well as the new under-21s squad. The under-16s and under-18s both play their home fixtures at Hogwood - which is also host to most of the under-21s' home games.

With a gymnasium, admin offices and pitches of all sizes, the training ground is certainly all-encompassing and caters for all necessary requirements.

Scholars' classrooms, analysis rooms and a media room have also been implemented to further the venue's improvement.


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