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Our Academy, based at our Hogwood Park training ground, is a source of great pride at Reading Football Club.

As well as sourcing local young talent and producing fine footballers, our Academy also provides a fantastic education for our fledgling players to ensure they can maximise their potential, on and off the pitch.

Our Under-23 side is a bridge between youth football and first-team involvement, allowing our talented young players to play competitive fixtures in Premier League 2, the Premier League Cup and Premier League International Cup to expand their experience.

Scholars in our Under-18 team compete in the Under-18 Premier League and the FA Youth Cup; our Under-16s also play competitive fixtures, whilst the younger age-groups - down to Under-9s - combine regular training with a games programme against other clubs.