In Conversation with Veljko Paunović

In Conversation with Veljko Paunović

  • On March 17, 2021
The Reading FC Former Players’ Association are delighted to present an evening in conversation with Veljko Paunović, to be held on Wednesday 24 March from 5:30pm. Registration is now closed – for any questions please contact events@readingfcformerplayers.co.uk Due to the current restrictions in place we are changing our usual format and will be running this […]
Read More
Eddie McLaren

Eddie McLaren

  • On January 12, 2021
“Steady Eddie” was the perfect description for Eddie McLaren, who was a regular in Reading’s defence during the mid-1950s.  Born in Dundee he travelled south to join Blackpool, his first professional club, but left there and signed for Reading on September 29, 1952 after completing his National Service. Originally used as a defensive left-half, he […]
Read More
No5 Is Association Charity Of The Year

No5 Is Association Charity Of The Year

  • On January 12, 2021
The Reading FC former players association is delighted to announce its charity of the year will be Reading based youth counselling service No5 Young People. The association will be raising money for the mental health charity throughout 2021, but to kick off the year we are pleased to make an immediate donation of £1000 from […]
Read More
Thomas Docherty

Thomas Docherty

  • On January 11, 2021
The Association is saddened to hear of the passing of former Reading FC player Thomas Docherty. Docherty joined Reading in the summer of 1953, from Norwich City, and went on to make 54 appearances and scoring twice while at Elm Park. Docherty played on the left wing in a career that also included spells at […]
Read More
Richard Wickson Appointed Life President

Richard Wickson Appointed Life President

  • On October 22, 2020
The Reading FC Former Players’ Association are delighted to confirm the appointment of Richard Wickson as Life President. Richard formed the Association in 1997 and went on to become Chairman for nearly 20 years, as the Association expanded to support and reunite former players. Under his guidance the Association became a limited company with a […]
Read More
Douggie Webb

Douggie Webb

  • On October 20, 2020
Former Reading footballer Douggie Webb passed away on Sunday 11 October 2020, aged 81. As devoted and long-serving an employee as any professional club could hope to have, Doug joined Reading straight from school and although his early career was interrupted by National Service, during which he represented the RAF and Combined Services, he travelled […]
Read More
Association Newsletter

Association Newsletter

  • On October 9, 2020
Earlier this year we published our Association Newsletter, and copies were printed and distributed. If you didn’t pick up a copy then our newletter is also available to read on-line. The newsletter has a selection of interviews with former Reading FC players and managers including Ady Williams, Mick Gooding, Peter Shreeves and former academy manager Lee […]
Read More
Support For Greenfield House

Support For Greenfield House

  • On September 1, 2020
The Reading FC Former Players’ Association has helped a local care facility which has been looking after former Royals player Eddie McLaren. Eddie, 90, made 207 League and Cup appearances, scoring 3 goals for “The Biscuitmen” between 1952 and 1959. He started with Blackpool just after the war, where he also enjoyed the privilege of […]
Read More
Evening with Branfoot and Gilkes

Evening with Branfoot and Gilkes

  • On August 9, 2020
We will soon announce our new date in 2021 for our next event – An evening with Ian Branfoot and Michael Gilkes. The original evening was planned for Thursday 16 April 2021, and was postponed due to the Coronavirus outbreak. If you originally purchased tickets for this event you will have received a full refund. […]
Read More