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Shooting with the stars

6 November 2012

Young Royals take on the team

Five lucky Young Royals experienced a once in a lifetime opportunity at the training ground!

The youngsters won a competition to watch Brian McDermott's men train at Hogwood Park, and then joined in with a shooting practice session with the stars!

Technique and accuracy skills came to the fore as the Young Royals lined up against their heroes and attempted to a kick a football through the 'o' of our inflatable Waitrose.

The players who stayed after training with the Young Royals were Mikele Leigertwood, Jay Tabb, Chris Gunter, Simon Church, Jimmy Kebe, Hal Robson-Kanu, Garath McCleary, Shaun Cummings - and the cheeky chappy Noel Hunt, who popped his head through the 'o' to make the target more appealing!

You can watch a video of the event on our official online TV station Reading FC Player - by clicking here.

David, a father of one of our winners, contacted the club shortly after the visit to offer his thanks and commented, "Thank you for arranging the day - Ed has still not stopped talking about it! I must say how good everybody associated with the club has been and we are very proud to be fans."

Don’t forget, Young Royals can enter exclusive competitions and attend events throughout the season – keep an eye on the website and check out the Young Royals' page in the matchday programme for news and updates.

Fans are invited to try their luck and hit the target with our inflatable Waitrose game – it's located at the Royals Fun Zone, just outside the Indoor Training Centre on a home matchday - be sure to pop along and have a go!

Not a Young Royal yet? You can join at the Ticket Office, the Megastore, or by clicking here.

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