Reading Football Club are picking up their supporter young after delivering gifts to new-borns at the Royal Berkshire Hospital on Christmas Day.

A special day for Reading FC, Christmas Day 2021 marked 150 years to the day since the formation of the club, making them the oldest professional club south of Nottingham.

To mark the occasion, they have arranged events throughout the season, the latest seeing new-borns on the Royal Berkshire Hospital Maternity wing given a baby grow and honorary membership to the Young Royals supporters scheme.

Their parents were also given a tin of anniversary biscuits, complete with a special commemorative tin.

Additionally, to mark the babies’ seven-week birthday, the club have invited them, and their parents, as hospitality guests to the special 150th anniversary fixture against Coventry City in February.

The game was supposed to take place the week before Christmas, however a Covid-19 outbreak within Veljko Paunovic’s squad saw the game postponed.

It was expected to be a sell-out crowd, with plenty of buzz and anticipation within the Royals rank for the match with Luton Town.

The new babies, their families, and over 23,000 other supporters will have the chance to celebrate the milestone next month instead.