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Our pre-Academy meet the current crop at Hogwood!

Fledgling footballers meet the Royals stars…

20 December 2017

What better inspiration for a bunch of young footballing hopefuls than meeting our current stars? That’s precisely what happened earlier this week as members of our pre-Academy made the visit to Hogwood Park to see Jaap Stam’s team in training!

The group of young players, who are hoping to join our Academy as Under-9s next season, got to watch the Royals preparing for the game against Burton Albion this weekend in an exclusive training ground visit.

And after the training session had ended, they were put through their paces with the boys as Dave Beasant oversaw some shooting drills, and they collected a few signatures too… and hopefully many of them can progress through the ranks and become future members of our senior team!

They even got to meet Liam Kelly, who went through exactly that route… Kelly also joined the club as an Under-9 and has already played over 50 times under Jaap Stam, including at Old Trafford, the Emirates and Wembley!

Take a look at some of the photos of the day above… 


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