Wonderful momentos to go up for auctionReading supporters can now bid on a unique piece of club history, and in the process raise funds for an admirable cause.
The match is the culmination of the extraordinary Ryan's Royals project, with the first team wearing a strip designed by 14-year-old fan Ryan Duval.
A number of the match worn shirts are up for auction on the club’s eBay account: go to http://rdng.co/RyansRoyalsAuctions to bid.
The shirts will be:
• One-off special editions.
• Signed by the entire squad.
• Framed with a special presentation plaque.
• We will then hold a squad presentation day, provisionally the day of our home game with Brentford, when the winning bidder can receive the shirt in person from the player in question.
In addition, players are also donating boots for auction and, as with the shirts, proceeds go to The Avenue School. The Tilehurst based Special Needs Academy is a school for boys and girls from the age of 2 – 19 with complex special educational needs.
Ryan, a current pupil, suffers from Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a degenerative condition which means he has relied upon the use of an electric wheelchair to go about all his daily activities for a number of years. The school’s many specialist teams work together to provide an innovative and creative curriculum delivered through some highly specialised techniques.
To learn more about The Avenue School click here.
To read more about Ryan and his condition click here.
Watch a video on the #RyansRoyals project here.