Reading are one of 28 EFL sides commended for their matchday experience with Silver EFL Family Excellence status.

The EFL’s Family Excellence Scheme assesses the family experience provided and rewards them with Gold, Silver and Bronze status for the quality of their match experience across a range of touchpoints including ticket purchase, matchday entertainment, accessibility, facilities and communications. 

Clubs are visited twice throughout the season by independent family assessors and then awarded their rating.

Plymouth Argyle were voted Family Excellence Club of the Season, while 13 teams were awarded Gold Standard.

EFL Chief Executive, Trevor Birch said: “Plymouth Argyle are a brilliant example of a family-friendly Club and worthy winners of the Family Excellence Club of the Season. From their Fan Zone at Home Park to their fantastic mascot Pilgrim Pete, they are a Club that goes all out to create a positive experience for supporters that keeps them coming back.  

“Attendances across the EFL are at a modern day high and it’s really encouraging to see more than one million junior supporters attend an EFL match for the third season in a row, highlighting the great work being done by EFL Clubs to encourage young people through the turnstiles.”