This weekend Reading Football Club will be hosting a special group of visitors, as a selection of Team GB Olympians head down to Madejski Stadium to watch the Barclays Premier League clash with Everton.
They include members of our beloved rowing squad – including Alex Gregory (pictured right), who stormed to a gold medal in the men’s four alongside Pete Reed, Tom James and Andew Triggs-Hodge.
Joining Alex will be Charles Cousins, who finished fifth in the final of the Men’s Quadruple Scull at Eton Dorney – as well as Sam Townsend, who was a finalist in the Men’s Double Scull.
Alongside Charles on the day will be his wife…who is also an Olympian! Natasha Page was a finalist in the Women’s Eight, also finishing fifth, and went on to marry Sam shortly afterwards – to make London 2012 all the more memorable!
We also have representatives from the Aquatics Centre. Katie Clarke and Katie Skelton from the GB Synchro Team will be watching the Royals in action, as will Anthony Stevens – a member of the Paralympics GB Swimming Team.
Last, but by no means least - local hockey star Alex Danson, who won bronze this summer - is now confirmed as attending on the day!
It’s a perfect chance for Reading fans to thank all of Team GB for their efforts – and hopefully they’ll all be cheering on Brian McDermott’s men to three points!