Reeves Rangers FC has been an integral part of the football scene in Wokingham since 1975, when local man Terry Hopkins first set about forming the Club. Terry’s objective at that time was to start a team that catered for all levels of playing ability and this is an ethos that still runs proudly through the club nearly 40 years later.
Along with his son Eddie, Terry began to recruit players and together they managed to get enough local kids together to get the team up and running.
Their next challenge was to come up with a suitable name for the new club and it was here that Terry’s creativity slipped into over-drive! At the time, Terry was living in Reeves Way in Wokingham and was also a lifelong fan of QPR. Combining the two, he came up with the name Reeves Rangers FC and thus the club was born. The QPR connection also explains why the club started and indeed continues to this very day to play in blue and white hooped shirts.
Terry sadly passed away some years back, but we believe that he would be very proud of how the club he first started back in 1975 has continued to grow and prosper over the ensuing years.
The club now runs some 16 teams from under 7’s upwards and also operates a renowned development programme for 4-6 year olds called ‘Football Fun’.
Why have you formed this Academy Partner link and how has it benefited your club?
As a progressive and ever expanding club, Reeves Rangers is proud to be associated with our local professional club. The association is a further endorsement of the quality and standards that Reeves Rangers has always operated to and we look forward to further developing a partnership that provides a number of mutual benefits.
Have any of your club players progressed and signed for the Royals Academy or any other league club?
We have several of our players currently linked to the Royals Academy and look forward to the prospect of providing many more talented players in the months and years ahead.
The club is currently looking to expand its Football Fun programme which is purposely designed to appeal to young boys and girls aged 4-6 years.
The scheme has been in existence for a number of years and has developed an enviable reputation amongst both local parents and kids alike.
Key facts to note about Football Fun include:-
All coaches are FA qualified (including First Aid) and are fully CRB checked.
Reeves Rangers FC is an official FA Charter Status Club.
Sessions take place every Sunday morning at Emmbrook Junior School, start promptly at 10.30am and last for an hour.
For the first session, there is no cost involved as we like to give you and your child the chance to experience what we do and how we do it. If you come back in subsequent weeks, the cost is only £3.00 per week, payable on the day.
All players should have with them appropriate footwear (trainers or football boots in wet conditions), shin pads and a drink.
In the event of inclement weather, it may be necessary to postpone a particular session. Up to date information will be posted on the club’s web site.
More information is available on the club’s web site (www.reevesfc.co.uk) or from the programme manager Kevin.firstname.lastname@example.org