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Gunter opens Reading School’s new fitness suite!

14 March 2017

Royals right-back attends official opening

Reading defender Chris Gunter was on hand to open the new Rodney Huggins Fitness Suite at Reading School earlier this week.

The school, located in the heart of the town, is continually improving its facilities and the 1125 Fundraising Campaign – which refers to the year of the school’s foundation – has helped to make this possible.

And from a Reading FC perspective, there could hardly be a more appropriate person to launch a fitness suite!  Royals right-back Gunter is our current leading appearance-maker and recently passed over 200 fixtures in Reading colours, and gives every ounce to get up and down the right touchline to defend our goal and support our attack.

The new fitness suite will help the staff at the school to deliver their PE programmes which will help their students to pursue a healthy and active lifestyle throughout their life, based around their six key principles of physical literacy, knowledge of health and fitness, physical and mental resilience, reflectiveness, resourcefulness and leadership.



Rodney Huggins, who the suite was named after, is a former governor of Reading School and the Chair of the Reading Foundation. Huggins recently received an OBE for his services to Reading in general and Reading School in particular. Gunter opened the suite alongside Rodney in a successful afternoon at Reading School.

Reading School said: “Rodney is passionate about Sport and the importance of fitness for young people.  He has been instrumental in supporting the development of Sport at Reading School, as link governor for Physical Education. As a governor, he has personified the core values of the school: Excellence, Integrity and Leadership.

“Rodney is passionate about serving others and passionate about maximising opportunities for young people. We are delighted that he has agreed to have the new fitness suite named in his honour.  He continues to be a real champion for the development of Reading School.”

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