IF you have always wanted to throw a ball back to your footballing idols, then why not apply to become a ballperson for next season.

Reading FC are holding trials for the 2019/20 campaign, which will be taking place at the Madejski Stadium Training Centre on June 2.

Successful applicants will be required to work at every home match for the first team, as well as additional Under 23, Under 18 and Reading FC Women's games.

Applicants must be a minimum of 12 years old and no older than 18 on August 1.

The current ballperson squad recently enjoyed a visit to Hogwood with their parents to watch the first train, before having their photos taken.

The deadline for applications for next season is May 24.

If you would like to attend the trials please send an email with the following details to: Lynne Alexander at lalexander@readingfc.co.uk

  • Full name of applicant
  • Applicant’s date of birth and current age
  • A regularly checked parental e-mail address
  • Parent or guardian’s emergency mobile contact number (needed for the trial day)

Alternatively, please post your details to Lynne Alexander, Football Administrator, Reading Football Club, Madejski Stadium, Reading RG2 0FL.