NEWS & UPDATES
June 21, 2021
As the club prepares for the forthcoming 2021-22 season, we are welcoming applications for volunteers to help and support the everyday running of the club, across a number of areas.
We are searching for:
- Coaches: An ideal opportunity to support our teams, especially for those working on their coaching badges. Commitment can be regular or ad-hoc.
- Administrative people: We would love support off the pitch, as well as on it. A grassroots football club has a range of duties that we would welcome help with.
- Manager: We are also in the market for a manager to run the team(s) on matchdays, including team selection and tactics. Commitment to trying to attend most weeks is essential.
Whilst we would love to be able to pay people for their services, as a non-profit organisation this is just not something we can afford to do. However, you will be rewarded heavily in goodwill, being part of a growing local, forward-thinking football club and of course be welcome to be part of the club events and socials!
For enquiries, please email visit the Contact Us page of the website.
READING SUNDAY SOCIAL LEAGUE
March 29, 2021
As of Monday 29th March, grassroots football is back in Berkshire and competitive men’s Sunday League football will now also return to Reading in the 2020-21 season.
Following the curtailing of the Reading & District Sunday League season, announced earlier this month, Caversham United and East Berkshire Football League side Hype Train FC have combined to create the Reading Sunday Social League (RSSL).
The RSSL will see an 8-team league comprised of Reading-based teams play each other once each, over 7 gameweeks, from April 11th to early June. The league fixtures will take place across three teams venues; Rivers Ibis Club, Berkshire County Sports Club and Linear Park. The Billy Goats and Sunday League debutants Hype Train will be joined by Woodley Saints, Rose and Thistle, Southbank FC, Tilehurst Titans, New England and Thames Valley Railway to battle it out to be crowned the inaugural RSSL Champions.
Ascot-based business Lens Digital UK will proudly sponsor the league, which you will be able follow across the 8 clubs’ social media channels as well as on the Football in Berkshire website.
Arguably the pick of the Gameweek 1 fixtures sees Sunday League newcomers take on the well-established Woodley Saints. Whilst fans are not permitted to attend the Garmweek 1 fixtures on April 11th, per FA guidance, they are openly welcomed to all remaining fixtures as long as observing social distancing rules. The full schedule of fixtures can be found here.
If you are planning to attend one of the matches, please check ahead with the clubs involved for confirmation of the fixture taking place.
THE LAUNCH OF CLUB GOAT
June 23, 2020
Club Goat is a our brand new premium membership club for our supporters, with funds raised invested into supporting and developing the club. However, for the duration of the 2020-21 season there will be NO MEMBERSHIP FEE.
Join Club Goat until the end of June 2021 and enjoy our members-only monthly newsletters, access to exclusive, pre-release sales of new merchandise, discount codes towards existing merchandise and exclusive media content as we build our profile on YouTube.
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GOATS GEAR UP WITH KIT & BONE
6 November 2020
We've teamed up with one of our favourite footballing design powerhouses, Kit & Bone, to create an exclusive training top that perfectly represents who we are and what we are all about.
Inspired by the stretch of the River Thames that separates Caversham and Reading, Kit & Bone helped to bring our idea to life with a striking centre-front chest graphic with the aerial flow of the river striking through the GOATS text. We really wanted to pay homage to where we are from and given that the river is a big part of our badge and history it was a no brainer to include it in the final design. Kit & Bone added some of of their signature special touches on the sleeves and back neck to finish off the shirt and we could not be happier with the final outcome - hopefully you will be also!
The top is available to buy over on the Kit & Bone website right now - what are you waiting for?!