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In Community we trust! Details of girls’ programmes...

21 February 2017

A range of programmes to get girls invovled...

Reading FC Community trust offer a number of programmes to get girls involved in football from a young age. As well as our Girls development centre to Community trust offers Girls Soccer Schools for youngsters aged between 5 and 14, with the trust also reaching out to local schools through the Primary Schools programme.

Girls development centre
The main focus of our Girls Development Centre is to help all the players learn and improve all techniques involved within the game of football and to give them the chance to show off their skills in a structured, fun and engaging environment. The aim is also to bridge the gap between grassroots football and the Regional Tier Club. All coaches follow the same syllabus and ensure all areas within the game are covered throughout each 12-week block.

Venue: 3G pitch at The Piggott School, Twyford Road, Reading, RG10 8DS
Start: Monday 9th January 2017
Finish: Monday 20th March 2017
Price:  £50 for the 10 weeks
Age: 8 – 15 Years

Primary Schools programme
Within primary schools, we aim to engage with girls aged between 5-10 years old and encourage them to take part in a sporting activity on a regular basis, using football as the main driver. During term time, the Community Trust’s programme currently delivers girls-only after-school clubs in primary schools within the Berkshire area. Girls that attend these sessions are given the opportunity to access grassroots football, or the chance to attend our very own girls-only Development Centre, and during the school holidays we also run girls-only soccer schools. If you’re interested in taking part in the girls programme, contact Emma Hopkins, Assistant Girls Development Officer, at or on 0118 907 2272.

Girls Soccer Schools
Catering to girls aged 5 to 14 years old, our school holiday based courses are highly popular for children of all abilities, giving participants the chance to learn the fundamentals of the beautiful game from professional coaches. Reading FC Community Trust provide and safe environment for children to learn new skills, improve technique whilst having lots of fun at the same time. We also offer specific girls-only and goalkeeper-specific Soccer Schools. Take a look at the schools running for the rest of half-term and at Easter time by visiting And to book, please call 0118 968 1460 or 0118 968 1480!

What will your child learn at a Reading FC Soccer School?
Each soccer school is split into a morning and afternoon session. During the morning session the children will work on a specific topics, including dribbling, passing, running with the ball, shooting, heading, tackling and goalkeeping. The afternoon session focuses around mini tournaments, where children get the chance to put all skills they have learned in the morning into practice. With 33% of the current Reading FC Academy scouted through Community Trust schemes, this is the perfect opportunity for budding footballers to impress our scout.

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