Soon after the start of the Barclays FA Women's Super League season, Reading FC Women descended upon the club’s new training ground Bearwood Park for their team photo call.
The state-of-the-art facility also doubled as the backdrop for the Men’s first team and Academy photographs this week as the entire Reading family got a glimpse of the 120-acres that will serve as the training facility for all clubs under the Royals banner.
At the end of the 2019-20 season, Kelly Chambers’ side are due to be saying a fond farewell to Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre, which has been a fantastic temporary training ground.
But the excitement at Bearwood Park bringing Reading Football Club together is at the forefront, as the pitches are now ready for action, with further development of the facility set to take place throughout the current season.
Reading FC Women 2019-20
Front row (L-R): Millie Farrow, Brooke Chaplen, Remi Allen (co Vice-Captain), Natasha Harding (Captain), Kelly Chambers (Manager), Kirsty Pearce (General Manager), Fara Williams (co Vice-Captain), Angharad James, Lauren Bruton, Rachel Rowe.
Middle row: Phil Cousins (Head Coach), Sam Boylett-Long (Strength & Conditioning Coach), Bethan Roberts, Jade Moore, Lisa-Marie Karlseng Utland, Grace Moloney, Rachel Laws, Sophie Howard, Amalie Eikeland, Maxime Bennink, Ryan Williams (Technical Director), Craig McCreeth (Goalkeeping Coach).
Back row: Alex Bramley (Analyst), Roberto Fung (Kit Manager), Mayumi Pacheco, Rakel Honnudottir, Jo Potter, Kristine Leine, Keira Skeels, Molly Bartrip, Adam Jeffrey (Assistant Coach), Penny Stern (Physio).