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Book a Reading FC Community Trust Soccer School... and learn to play The Reading Way!

Click here to head to our Soccer School booking page.

Reading FC Community Trust host a series of fun-tastic soccer schools within the local area.

Catering to boys and girls aged 5 to 14 years old, our school holiday based courses are highly popular for children of all abilities. Giving participants the chance to learn the fundamentals of the beautiful game, from professional coaches. Reading FC Community Trust provide and safe environment for children to learn new skills, improve technique whilst having lots of fun at the same time. We also offer specific girls only and Goalkeeper specific Soccer Schools.

Our popular venues include, The Indoor Academy Training Centre (The Dome), Goals Centre in Woodley, Henwick Worthy Playing Fields in Thatcham, Zebon Copse Community Centre in Fleet, Palmer Park in Reading, Twyford Comets FC and Southend United Waterford in Ireland.

What will your child learn at a Reading FC Soccer School?

Each soccer school is spilt into a morning and afternoon session. During the morning session the children will work on a specific topics, including Dribbling, Passing, Running with the ball, Shooting, heading, tackling and Goalkeeping. The afternoon session focuses around mini tournaments, where children get the chance to put all skill they have learnt to practice. With 33% of the current Reading FC Academy scouted through Community Trust schemes, this is the perfect opportunity for budding footballers to impress our scouts.

The Soccer Schools not only give the children the chance to take part in physical activities during the school holidays, and to spend time practicing their football skills. It also gives them to the opportunity to socialise with friends, and even interact and work together with new people from different schools or football teams.

All Reading FC Soccer School coaches are:

  • Fully qualified with FA level 2/3 qualifications
  • FA youth module qualified
  • Child protection and first aid certified
  • Fully DBS/CRB checked
  • Reading Academy and Elite Coaching experience

If you have any questions regarding the Community Trust Soccer Schools, please contact us:

Reading FC Community Trust
Madejski Stadium, Reading RG2 0FL
0118 968 1460 / 0118 968 1480
soccerschools@readingfc.co.uk

Reading Community Trust have a range of fantastic after school clubs to entertain, educate and develop children.

Click here to head to our After-School Clubs booking page.

These clubs take place at your school, and are based around a weekly topic. They aim to cater to children of all abilities and age groups (age/year specific session can be arranged between the school and The Community Trust) and give them a chance to develop exciting skills or techniques, or the chance to learn a new skill or technique.

At the end of each session the participants have the opportunity to practice the things learnt within the session, in fun small sided games.

After School Club Activities

  • Football
  • Tag Rugby
  • Dodgeball
  • Basketball
  • Netball
  • Multisports
  • Goalkeeper Training
  • Athletics
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Table Tennis
  • Futsal
  • Fencing
  • Cricket
  • Rounders
  • Tennis
  • Archery

Each session runs for 1 hour at the end of the school day, on a day that is selected by the school. The school will decide how many sessions they wish to have at the school per term, this can be anywhere between 5 and 10 weeks.

We currently run sessions at a wide range of schools in different areas, including Reading, Woodley, Early, Wokingham, Bracknell, Tilehurst, Newbury, Basingstoke and Fleet.

These clubs are organised through the school, and any child who would like to participate needs to collect a booking form from the school.

Any school that is interested in setting up an After School Club, or simply looking for more details should contact:

Chris Knott
cknott@readingfc.co.uk
0118 968 1479

Reading Community Trust offer a variety of convenient breakfast and lunchtime school clubs for children to enjoy and learn new life skills, whilst having lots of fun.

Click here to head to our Breakfast & Lunchtime Clubs booking page.

These clubs take place at your school, and are based around a weekly topic. These clubs aim to offer children of all abilities and age groups (age/year specific session can be arranged between the school and The Community Trust), a chance to develop exciting skills or techniques, or the chance to learn a new skill or technique. At the end of each session the participants have the opportunity to practice the things learnt within the session, in fun small sided games.

Breakfast Club & Lunch Time Club Activities

  • Football
  • Tag Rugby
  • Dodgeball
  • Basketball
  • Netball
  • Multisports
  • Goalkeeper Training
  • Athletics
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Table Tennis
  • Futsal
  • Fencing
  • Cricket
  • Rounders
  • Tennis
  • Archery

Each session runs for the duration of the lunchtime break at the school, on a day that is selected by the school. The school will decide, how many sessions they wish to have at the school per term, this can be anywhere between 5 and 10 sessions.

These clubs are organised through the school, and any child who would like to participate needs to collect a booking form from the school.

Any school that is interested in setting up a Breakfast Club or Lunchtime Club, or simply looking for more details should contact:

Chris Knott
cknott@readingfc.co.uk
0118 968 1479

‘My Ability Programme’ is a project run by Reading Community Trust, working with a number of Special Educational Needs (SEN) schools and organisations in the Berkshire catchment. The programme works with special schools, delivering school coaching and lunch time clubs, plus school tournaments at the Reading Football Club Dome, throughout the year.

Click here to head to our MyAbility Football booking page.

Alongside this, our coaches work with SEN students in local colleges delivering a sports programme with a number of educational workshops, including weekly deaf friendly sessions at Piggott School in Wargrave.

EFL Grassroots Clubs Programme

Also, a part of the programme funded by the EFLT and Wembley fund we offer the chance for grassroots clubs to participate in a programme to help them become more inclusive. This initiative see’s Reading FC coaches go in and work with local clubs by working with alongside their coaches for 10 weeks in delivering inclusive sessions.

In addition to the 10 weeks the Trust also runs a coaching disabled footballers course each year in partnership with the Berks & Bucks FA to help the coaches gain more experience and a qualification.

As part of the programme the Trust will work with the nearest SEN school/unit to promote the grassroots club session through this initiative the Trust has helped generate 4 new inclusive sessions and 3 new clubs in the 2016/17 season.

In addition Reading FC Community Trust also run the following PAN disability sessions around Wokingham, Slough and Reading.

MyAbility Programmes

Day Time Session Location
Monday 8pm - 9.30pm Deaf Team Training Piggott School, RG10 8BS
Monday 5pm - 6pm Inclusive Football (Ages U16) Bulmershe Leisure Centre, RG5 3EU
Tuesday 5pm - 6pm CP Football Sessions Goals Soccer Centre, Woodlands Avenue, Woodley, Reading, RG5 3EU
Tuesday 6pm - 7pm CFP Newbury Years 16+ Henwick Playing Fields, Thatcham, RG18 3BU
Thursday 7pm - 8pm Inclusive Football (Ages 14+) Goals Centre, Woodley, Reading, RG5 3EU
Thursday 5pm - 6pm Inclusive Football (Ages 5-16) East Berkshire College, Langley Campus, Station Road, Slough, SL3 8BY
Thursday 6pm - 7pm Inclusive Football (Ages 16+) East Berkshire College, Langley Campus, Station Road, Slough, SL3 8BY
Friday 5pm - 6pm Park House PAN Disability 'Just Play' Park House School, Newbury, RG14 6NQ

For any more information on the My Ability Programme please contact:

Daniel Rook
My Ability Programme Manager
drook@readingfc.co.uk
0118 907 2160

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