Reading FC have been awarded an EFL Family Excellence Award.

This year was record-breaking, with 65 clubs winning the award for exemplary work engaging families on matchdays.

Now in its 14th year, the Family Excellence Scheme "aims to drive continuous improvement and best practice in family engagement across the leagues."

Each EFL Club receives two ‘mystery family’ visits throughout the season, with their feedback determining whether each respective club would achieve ‘Family Excellence’ status.

12 clubs received a Gold Standard, including seven from the Championship.

EFL Chief Executive, Trevor Birch, said: “I would like to congratulate the record number of Clubs that have achieved Family Excellence status this season. Ensuring a memorable matchday experience is vital to attract the next generation of young fans, so it’s great to see so many clubs excelling in this area.

“Fans returning to EFL clubs in their millions this season has been fantastic to see and club staff should be commended for going the extra mile to make the matchdays engaging for families attending live games.”