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- The sports ground facility provides one of the most spectacular venues for sport anywhere in the country
- Rugby and Cricket are the two main sports played at the ground thus, as a much-valued club partner, you benefit from coverage all year round – during the winter and Cricket during the summer Rugby
- The clubhouse is extensively used by over 8,000 people per month
- Regular press coverage in the Reading Post, Reading Chronicle and, occasionally, the Henley Standard
- Occasional television coverage (Meridian ITV, BBC South and South Today)
- Local radio exposure – BBC Radio Berkshire, Heart Berkshire (210 FM), 107 and BBC Radio Oxford Reading
- Impressive weekly crowd attendances
- Over 50 rugby matches per season, including the 2nd XV (reserves)
- Over 70 participants take part in touch rugby leagues twice a week throughout the summer, including two or three Redingensian RFC teams each season
The Clubs History
It was the first rugby club in Berkshire to be awarded the RFU Seal of Approval, reflecting the clubs commitment to community sport and sport for all. In addition, the club has won several awards for its work in the community, and it is Wokingham Borough Councils partner rugby club.
However, this friendly ethos has not prevented the club from being very successful. It is the only club in the county running five adult teams, and the youth section is the biggest and most successful in the area.
The senior club puts out five sides most Saturdays and membership is rising, with over 120 senior playing members. A great testament to the club in the light of decreasing rugby numbers across the country. The popularity of the club can be put down partly to the recent success of the first and second teams. The firsts, after a number of successful seasons, are now playing in South West 1 (Level 5) and the seconds will start the 2008-09 season in Division 3 of the Cantabury Shield (Level 7). At the other end of the senior club is a strong Vets team who keep up the tradition of enjoyable social rugby based on a good game on the pitch and a good drink in the bar afterwards.
In addition to the senior section, the club has vibrant Mini and Junior Sections with approximately 400 boys and girls playing on Sundays. The club fields sides at every age group from Under 6 to Under 19s. These young players are seen as the future of the club, proved by the fact that today over half of the senior first team came through the Junior section.