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Latest batch of young Royals inducted to our Academy

U8 signing day takes place at Madejski Stadium

16 April 2019

Saturday saw the induction of the latest group of young Royals, who will become players in our Category One Academy.

The Academy journey begins in the Foundation Phase, with players starting to come through the Reading ranks from the age of eight. It's a well-trodden path for some of our current senior players, too, with three of our last five senior debutants coming from the Foundation Phase.

Gabriel Osho, Tom McIntyre and Tom Holmes all joined the club at this stage, as did now-seasoned professionals such as Jordan Obita and Liam Kelly.

And Obita was on hand on Saturday to welcome the new youngsters to the Foundation Phase, as part of their induction at Madejski Stadium. Academy Manager, Ged Roddy also spoke to the young players and their parents about the journey on which they are about to embark together, before the players were introduced to the fans by walking around the pitch in their Reading kits at half time.

Congratulations to the youngsters and their families on this achievement, we hope they have a long and successful time in the Reading FC Academy.

Reading FC Under-9s 2019-20
Amani Vaughan
Bobby Brennan
Joel Koranteng
Jaden Nyamapfene
Flynn Wilson
Rhome Rodgers
Nathan Moses

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