John Madejski Academy women’s trials now open11 December 2019
The John Madejski Academy are now accepting applications for the women’s dual career academy program.
Michael Gilkes takes the reins as Academy Manager4 December 2019
Reading Football Club can announce that former Royals winger and first team coach Michael Gilkes has accepted an opportunity to take the reins as Academy Manager.
Ged Roddy leaves Royals for pastures new26 November 2019
Reading Football Club can announce that Academy Manager Ged Roddy has left the club to move on to pastures new.
Nicky Shorey returns in Academy Lead Scout role for Royals2 July 2019
The Royals have welcomed Nicky Shorey back to Madejski Stadium as our former left-back rejoins the Reading ranks to take up a Lead Scout (Professional Development Phase) role within our Academy...
Gallery | Our Academy Honours Board revealed5 December 2018
Our Academy Honours board, designed by Cream Design and sponsored by STAR, the Reading FC Former Players Association and the Vice-Presidents, is now in position on the approach to main reception at...
Academy Honours Board officially unveiled2 December 2018
On Saturday afternoon, owner Ms Dai, Erica Dolan and Vice Chairman Nigel Howe officially unveiled a brand new Academy Honours Board at Madejski Stadium.
Royals set to unveil Academy Honours Board on Saturday29 November 2018
“C’mon kid, the harder you work, the luckier you become…” A mantra often cited by Eamonn Dolan which still resonates with all who come through our Academy ranks. A motto which has earned us...
McCarthy debut makes more Academy history16 November 2018
When, during the last international break, Watford midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah earned his first England senior cap in a win against Spain - he became the ninth player in the Madejski Stadium era to...
15 trees planted at Bearwood in honour of our 15 fallen WWI heroes11 November 2018
Reading Football Club have come together with The Woodland Trust and the Football Remembers campaign to commemorate the former Reading footballers who fought and fell in the First World War.
Academy Life | "Producing young professionals is part of this club's culture"15 October 2018
Our Category One Academy has certainly produced in the past - 47 players have come through the Academy ranks to represent the Royals' first team and there are sure to be more...because producing young...
Academy Life | "We think differently to keep punching above our weight"11 October 2018
“I knew before I arrived that this was a great Academy and a great football club – and so it’s proven to be," Roddy began, speaking to iFollow moments before heading across the pristine pitches at...
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.
Ged Roddy MBE appointed as Academy Manager5 February 2018
Reading Football Club are delighted to announce the arrival of Ged Roddy MBE as Academy Manager in what we consider to be a marquee appointment for the Royals.
Lee Herron set to depart for pastures new5 January 2018
Reading Football Club can confirm that Lee Herron is set to leave his position as Academy Manager to pursue a brand new adventure.
Inaugural Eamonn Dolan award presented to Lee Herron31 May 2017
The achievements of three football development coaches were recognised by the Premier League last week and the newly-named Eamonn Dolan Award was fittingly handed to our Academy Manager Lee Herron!