May 26th 2015

Reading Apprentices play in Reading FC’s Royals Cup

This bank holiday Sunday saw our Reading Academy take part in the Royals Cup, Berkshire’s premier corporate six-a-side football tournament.

The tournament, which is held at the Madejski Stadium, is an annual event which allows companies to enter their own chosen teams in order to win the Royals cup trophy. Companies such as Audi, Quintiles and DHL all took part in the competition as a way of increasing some brand awareness, networking with other companies who are in partnership with Reading FC, and also to participate in a fun company day out.

The day began with a big group breakfast in one of the Reading FC conference halls, to give the teams a chance to chat to each other before the tournament began. After the initial meet up the tournament began, with our Apprentices taking part in 5 matches. Sadly our team didn’t make it to the final, but it was a great opportunity to make new connections and a great chance for our Apprentices to walk out and play on the Reading pitch.


The Reading team was led by Academy Recruitment Executive Tanveer Bhatti. He had this to say, “It was definitely a fun worthwhile event. We had a good opportunity to network with other businesses, while also getting the opportunity to play on the Reading FC pitch. For any football fan it’s an amazing chance to play on a professional pitch.

“There was something for everyone, a fun day out for the whole family. We’d love to take part next year!”

Congratulations for doing so well Reading, let’s hope we get a victory next time around!

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