Veljko Paunović Evening A Great Success

Veljko Paunović Evening A Great Success

  • On June 8, 2021
The Reading FC Former Players’ Association were delighted to present an evening in conversation with Veljko Paunović, on Wednesday 24 March, our first event by Zoom. Hosted by Ady Williams, the evening was a great success and raised an amazing £1200 with proceeds from the event being donated to the Association’s charity of the year, […]
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Association helps with new Academy honours board

Association helps with new Academy honours board

  • On June 7, 2021
The Reading FC Former Players’ association is proud to have contributed towards a new board at the Madejski stadium to honour the club’s academy stars. Each time an academy player makes their first team debut they have their named etched on an honours board to celebrate their achievement. Together with STAR and the Vice-Presidents we’re […]
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Patron, Sir John Madejski celebrates his 80th

Patron, Sir John Madejski celebrates his 80th

  • On May 31, 2021
Congratulations to Sir John Madejski our patron, and of course Reading Football Club’s former owner and chairman. He celebrated his milestone birthday on the 28th of April. Sir John became involved in the Royals in 1990, and under his stewardship we reached the Premier league for the first time in the club’s history in 2006. […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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