Youngster to lead out the teamThe FA have invited Ryan Duval to our FA Cup semi-final on Saturday, and he will be one of the Royals’ mascots at Wembley.
Officials at the FA saw Ryan’s story from our game against Blackburn last week, and have asked him and his family to attend this weekend’s showpiece occasion, our first semi-final since 1927.
Ryan will now be with the team before the game, along with our other club-designated mascot Millie Eggleton.
Ryan is a 14-year-old supporter who attends The Avenue School in Tilehurst, and he designed our special one-off kit that we wore last weekend. To read more about his story, please click here.
So far, almost £7,000 has been bid for the Avenue School through shirt auctions, with more to follow soon. Click here for details.