Association Donate £5,000 to Reading FC Community Trust

Association Donate £5,000 to Reading FC Community Trust

  • Published May 7, 2024
The Reading FC Former Players’ Association were delighted to present the Reading FC Community Trust with a cheque for £5,000 at our recent Evening with Steve Sidwell event.  The money has been raised by the Association from income generated by our popular “An Evening With” events.  We would like to thank all of those who […]
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Paul Bence

  • Published April 15, 2024
Paul Bence, who died on 30 March 2024 aged 75, was a former Brighton and Hove Albion apprentice who made just one substitute appearance for his local league club before being given a free transfer.  He was immediately signed by Reading manager Jimmy Wheeler on 30 June 1968, and rewarded his new club by putting […]
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An Evening with Martin Allen

An Evening with Martin Allen

  • Published March 25, 2024
The Reading FC Former Players’ Association are delighted to announce An Evening with Martin Allen on Thursday 9 May 2024, at the Tilehurst British Legion Club. HOSTED BY BBC RADIO BERKSHIRE AND FORMER READING FC WELSH INTERNATIONAL ADY WILLIAMS. Reading born Martin Allen was appointed assistant manager at Reading under Alan Pardew in January 2000, and […]
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Ex-Reading Defender dies after cancer battle

  • Published February 5, 2024
Former Reading player Stuart Gray, son of Leeds United legend Eddie and nephew of Frank, has passed away age 50 after a battle with cancer. The ex-Reading, Celtic, Leeds United and Oxford United Full-back was diagnosed with stage four Cholangiocarcinoma, a form of bile duct cancer, last year. Celtic announced the father of five’s passing […]
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An Evening with Steve Sidwell

An Evening with Steve Sidwell

  • Published January 31, 2024
The Reading FC Former Players’ Association are delighted to announce An Evening With Steve Sidwell on Thursday 29 February 2024, at the Tilehurst British Legion Club. HOSTED BY BBC RADIO BERKSHIRE AND FORMER READING FC WELSH INTERNATIONAL ADY WILLIAMS. The event will give fans a unique opportunity to meet, and put questions to, former Reading FC […]
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An Evening With Nicky Forster

An Evening With Nicky Forster

  • Published November 2, 2023
The Reading FC Former Players’ Association are delighted to announce An Evening With Nicky Forster on Thursday 23 November 2023, at the Tilehurst British Legion Club. HOSTED BY BBC RADIO BERKSHIRE AND FORMER READING FC WELSH INTERNATIONAL ADY WILLIAMS. The event will give fans a unique opportunity to meet, and put questions to, former Reading FC […]
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David High (1941-2023)

  • Published May 23, 2023
David High was born in Reading, played for Reading and Berkshire Schools, and his precocious talent as a ball playing defender saw his join Reading FC aged just fifteen in April 1956.  He progressed through the youth and reserve teams, captained Reading’s under 18s to victory in the Neuminster Centenary Tournament in Germany in 1958, […]
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John Sainty (1946-2023)

John Sainty (1946-2023)

  • Published April 20, 2023
“Enter The Saint” shouted the headlines in the local press after centre-forward John Sainty scored twice on his debut for Reading. That was on 19 August 1967 in a 3-0 home win against Stockport County, and the former England schoolboy international and prolific goalscorer for Spurs youth and reserve teams soon became a favourite with […]
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An Evening With Tom McIntyre and Tom Holmes

An Evening With Tom McIntyre and Tom Holmes

  • Published April 11, 2023
The Reading FC Former Players’ Association are delighted to announce An Evening With Tom McIntyre and Tom Holmes on Wednesday 26 April 2023, at the Tilehurst British Legion Club. HOSTED BY BBC RADIO BERKSHIRE AND FORMER READING FC WELSH INTERNATIONAL ADY WILLIAMS. This event will give fans a unique opportunity to meet, and put questions to, […]
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An Evening With Shane Long and Jem Karacan

An Evening With Shane Long and Jem Karacan

  • Published February 7, 2023
TICKETS ARE NOW SOLD OUT FOR THIS EVENT. The Reading FC Former Players’ Association are delighted to announce An Evening With Shane Long and Jem Karacan on Thursday 16 March 2023, at the Tilehurst British Legion Club. HOSTED BY BBC RADIO BERKSHIRE AND FORMER READING FC WELSH INTERNATIONAL ADY WILLIAMS. The event will give fans a […]
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