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Young Royals can work pitchside at Madejski Stadium next season

16 April 2019

Would you like to work on the Madejski Stadium pitch for the 2019-20 Season?

Reading Football Club are holding trials for new additions to their Ball Person Squad and are looking to select new members before the start of next season’s campaign. 

The selected squad will be required to work at every home match the Royals play in the 2019-2020 season, as well as some additional Under-23, Under-18 and Women’s fixtures when necessary.

The current crop were treated to a trip to Hogwood on Tuesday morning with their parents to watch the first team train, and have photos taken with their Royal heroes - for whom they have been keeping supplied with match balls all season long.


Trials will take place on Sunday 2nd June 2019 from 10.30am to 1pm at the Madejski Stadium Training Centre and applicants must be a minimum of 12 years old and no older than 18 on 1st August 2019.

If you would like to attend the trials please send an email with the following details to Lynne Alexander at

  • Full name of applicant
  • Applicant’s date of birth and current age
  • A regularly checked parental e-mail address
  • Parent or guardian’s emergency mobile contact number (needed for the trial day)

Alternatively, please post your details to Lynne Alexander, Football Administrator, Reading Football Club, Madejski Stadium, Reading RG2 0FL. Please ensure your application gets to us in time for the trial, please be sure it arrives with us before Friday 24th May 2019.


Reading Football Club is an equal opportunities organisation and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

West Bromwich Albion
Sky Bet Championship

West Bromwich Albion

Monday 22nd April, 3pm (Madejski Stadium)


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