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Madejski Stadium announces new Safety Officer

22 July 2015

Club bids farewell to Clive and welcomes Julie

The Stadium Safety Officer role has changed at Madejski Stadium this season.

Clive Doyle has retired and relocated to Devon with his family after completing 17 years of dedicated service with Reading Football Club.

Clive was previously Chief Inspector with Thames Valley Police and was the match commander at Elm Park.  Clive left the Police service in 1998 and took on the challenging role at Reading after the opening of the new stadium, where new high standards of safety and public order were set.

Ray Booth, Stadium Manager, recalls that the countrywide philosophy was to do everything possible to eradicate all elements of football hooliganism and ensure a safe and friendly environment within the stadium for every single supporter – man, woman and child. 

We can certainly report back to Clive, with confidence, ‘Mission accomplished’ - and we wish Clive and his family very best wishes for the future.

Taking the reins now is Julie Allen, Clive’s assistant and previously Deputy Safety Officer at Madejski Stadium. Julie has worked with Clive since the stadium opened and knows the operation inside out.

Julie is dedicated to further enhancing the fans’ match day experience by ensuring that every member of our staff is fully engaged in providing even greater levels of excellence to supporters, home and away.

Julie said, “I look forward to the challenges ahead and working with our team to continue to improve our processes and procedures, allowing supporters to continue to enjoy their match day experience at Madejski Stadium in a safe and secure environment.”

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