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Loyal Royal shows his colours!

11 August 2016

Young fan has revolutionary prosthetic hand 3D printed in Reading colours

Eight year old Reading fan, William Joyner, was born without fingers on his left hand.

When he visited Hogwood to meet the team last season he certainly didn’t think he would be able to write with his left hand just five months later!

But Will recently visited the University of Bedfordshire where a 3D printed prosthetic hand. designed and built by senior lecturer David Jazani and technician Mark Hooper, was fitted.

“As engineers we are always looking for solutions to help people,” said Jazani. “This is only the beginning, we are looking to develop the hand as Will grows.”

The young loyal Royal, who regularly travels down from his home in Northampton to Madejski Stadium as well as away games, has now gone one step further by ensuring that the state of the art robotic hand was printed… in the colours of Reading FC!

As a football club we are delighted that an aspiring young boy has been helped in getting one step closer to his dream of becoming the first disabled pro footballer. And Will is on the right tracks as he's currently training with a junior club affiliated to the Premier League Champions’ academy!

Perhaps, as he told Danny Williams in the above video, he will be playing for Reading FC one day!

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