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Pre-match fun on Saturday

6 December 2013

Samba Band & U21s Cooking Challenge!

It's set to be a good crowd on Saturday - so make sure you've got your ticket too. Call 0844 249 1871, visit or buy from the stadium ticket office or our store in the oracle.

Here's what's going on before the game - download the Guide to the Game by clicking here.

From 1pm

- Come Saturday, we'll all know who England will be facing in the group stages of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil as the draw takes place on Friday evening.

So, how better to get in the mood for the greatest football competition on earth by watching a samba band performing at the Royals Fun Zone! The band will be there from 1pm up until kick off - so why not head down?

- Kingsley and Queensley will be at the Royals Fun Zone from 1pm handing out #MyTownMyClub car stickers to Young Royals.   They only have a limited supply, available on a first come first served basis. 

- Football freestyler Matt Minnis will be showcasing his skills at the Royals Fun Zone from 1pm.

From 2pm

Members of the Reading FC under 21 squad will be going head to head in a special Royals Omelette Challenge at the Royals Fun Zone on Saturday, before the first team action against AFC Bournemouth kicks off!

Ensuring our young players are well looked after is extremely important to the club and as part of their development, Sport Scientist Ed Franklin ensures the group understand the importance of a healthy balanced diet as education is key to their progression as they begin to carve out a career as a professional athlete. 

Not only have the young players been shown what constitutes a healthy diet, they have also been testing their skills in the kitchen at the Training Ground as Head Chef, Jody, has been putting the players through their paces in a selection of cooking workshops!

The stars of the future will be showcasing their cooking skills as they challenge each other in a special omelette cooking competition and supporters are invited to pop along to check them out from 2pm!

The Royals Omelette Challenge will provide the ideal opportunity for our stars of the future to put into practice what they have learnt so far so why not visit the Royals Fun Zone, outside the North Stand, Gate 6, to check out the action!

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