🖼️ Academy six presented with debut shirts after featuring in first team photo2 October 2020
The Academy Honours board is full following six debuts for six up and coming young players last month.
🧤 “To put on the Reading shirt in the first team was a big moment for me!”25 August 2020
Another one rising through the ranks, Royals stopper Luke Southwood got his first Madejski Stadium minutes in a senior setup on Saturday as a substitute against Gillingham.
✍🏼 Southwood signs until 2021 and rejoins Hamilton on loan21 January 2020
Reading Football Club can announce that promising young goalkeeper Luke Southwood has put pen to paper on a new contract with the Royals which runs until the summer of 2021.
House bags a double on Daggers debut19 November 2019
Several of our young talents are out on loan, plying their trades in different divisions as they continue building the experience that they hope to bring back to Madejski Stadium. And Ben House, who...
Southwood seals loan switch to Scotland1 August 2019
Reading Football Club can announce that 21-year-old goalkeeper Luke Southwood has completed the paperwork on a half-season-long loan move to Scottish Premiership side Hamilton Academical.
Mixed fortunes for Royals loanees as season ends21 May 2019
While the Royals stayed up in the Championship this season, several young Royals have been out honing their skills on loan at other clubs in the second half of the campaign.
Mixed fortunes for Royals loanees22 January 2019
Plenty of young Royals are currently plying their trade elsewhere in the Football League structure as they build up their senior experience.
“We created enough to win it” – Luke Southwood18 September 2018
It’s not very often that you come away unhappy with a point against Manchester United on their home turf.
Southwood stops by at Soccer School!26 August 2018
Young Reading goalkeeper Luke Southwood was a welcome guest at one of our Community Trust’s Soccer Schools recently, as a group of local youngsters kept themselves active over the summer holidays!
Seven players sign first pro deals with Reading2 July 2018
We are delighted to announce that seven of our fledgling young footballers have signed their first professional contracts with Reading Football Club, and will move up to our Under-23 squad in the...
Anssi set to stay and contracts offered to young blood11 May 2018
6’3” Finnish international goalkeeper Anssi Jaakkola will remain a Royal until the summer of 2019 after the club triggered an option of a third year on his deal at Madejski Stadium.
Royals dominate Reading Sports Personality Awards27 March 2018
Reading Football Club were well represented at the Reading Sports Personality Awards evening held at the Hilton hotel in town on Sunday evening.
A Royal contribution to England’s future!11 September 2017
We often boast of our Academy’s achievements… and we have good cause to! Another stat to be proud of: over the past 12 months, no less than 16 of our Academy players have been involved on...
World Cup winner Southwood meets HRH Prince William!8 September 2017
The first World Cup winning England team at any level since 1966… Luke Southwood and his Under-20 teammates headed to Kensington Palace earlier this week for a royal reception with HRH Prince...
Southwood will return as a World Cup winner!11 June 2017
For the first time since 1966, England are World Cup winners - and there was a Royal in the ranks!