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RFC celebrate Prince's Trust

28 November 2012

Noel and Chairman attend presentation at Madejski

Royals striker Noel Hunt and Chairman Sir John Madejski took time out to celebrate the achievements of young people of the Prince's Trust.

The pair attended a presentation last week at Madejski Stadium to honour the achievements of youngsters who completed the 12-week programme.

Each participant spent some time reliving the highlights of the 12 week course before receiving their certificate of completion from Sir John and Noel.

Noel, who has been fantastic with his support of the programme, then took some time to chat to the participants, pose for photographs and sign some autographs.

Sir John Madejski was very impressed with how far the group had come on, and the standard of their public speaking.

Team is a 12-week personal development course, offering work experience, qualifications, practical skills, community projects and a residential week, more information can by clicking here.
Reading FC work in partnership with Adviza and the Prince’s Trust to deliver the programme to young people aged 16-25 years old, with Reading FC being one of the only football clubs across the country to host the programme at their respective stadium.

Over the last 12 weeks Reading Team 11 have completed a number of activities, community projects and workshops to help boost employability skills, gain a number of qualifications and boost their confidence. Activities have included mock interviews and CV writing with Barclays and Fujitsu, to practical workshops with Royal Berkshire Fire Service, to renovating a local youth and community centre.

Gary Webb, Reading FC Social Inclusion Officer, said. “I would like to say congratulations and a huge well done to everyone who graduated, we have seen a huge change in the young people since the start of the course and wish them all the very best for the future.  The course has worked with over 100 young people from across Berkshire and we feel we are improving young people’s life chances and employability skills. 

"Reading FC Community Trust has a very close working relationship with the Prince’s Trust and Adviza, with this being evident in the fantastic outcomes we have achieved through the partnership.  I would like to thank all of the individuals and agencies who has been a part of the course, especially Sabrina Ruan, Martin Rudd, Mary Chapman and Janet Duncan.”

The next Team programme starts in January, any young people aged 16-25 who are interested should contact Gary Webb on 0118 907 2161 or email

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