Latest from around ReadingNot only did four of Reading's exciting young players sign contracts on Tuesday 10th December, but plenty more went on in and around Madejski Stadium that day!
Reading FC's Community Trust started a brand new disability programme in October - aimed at working with people with disabilities across Berkshire. The programme sees the club's My Ability Programme Manager, Daniel Rook and his assistant work with special schools, delivering school coaching and lunch time clubs. The Royals Dome is also hosting four special school tournaments throughout the year.
It also supports mental health sessions across three centres in Reading, Bracknell and Slough - delivering coaching sessions and supporting teams in the local FA Disability League. Trust staff also work with the Down's Syndrome Association delivering weekly sessions for children with down's syndrome, with the view to having a DSA active team competing in national tournaments and friendlies.
On Tuesday, Addington School in Woodley came under the spotlight as an excellent session was delivered to youngsters of the school, as they took part in various activities, and learned how to play to play curling.
Danny Guthrie, Chris Gunter and Alex McCarthy all took time out to take part in a Young Royals fans forum at Madejski Stadium.
Presented by Reading 107's Robert Kenny, our youthful supporters posed questions to their heroes - and the trio answered questions about the Royals, what it's like to be a footballer and even the players' best and worst habits!
After the event, which was held in the Premier Suite at the home of the Royals, the three players plus our festive Kingsley signed autographs and posed for photos with those who attended.
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