Welcome to Phoenix Reading Mens section!
We run 3 mens teams and all of them play in the new South Central League.
We can offer a range of teams for different abilities playing in 3 different divisions:
Mens 1's - South Central Men's Division 2 North
Mens 2's - South Central Men's Division 1 Thames
Mens 3's - South Central Men's Division 2 Thames
We have a growing youth section, with some talented boys coming through to the adult teams.
We're always seeking new players and as we train at UOR we're keen to welcome new students arriving at the University. We welcome new members of all abilities and pitch positions, and you can be sure of a warm and friendly welcome!
The men train on Thursdays from 8pm til 9.30pm at the University of Reading Sports Park, Shinfield Road, Reading, RG6 6DJ). The training dates for the season are all in the Pitchero calendar for the season.
They will start on Thursday 17th August 2023.
Our men's head coach, Liam Kilsby-Steele, runs all the sessions alongside experienced coach Steve Hardy, and we have a goalkeeping specific session every 4 weeks with Aurora Mears from Goalie Guide.
What do you need to get started?
You don't need anything to come along and have a taster session with us. After your first taster session, we'd ask you to join on Pitchero and to be covered by our insurance we ask for £10 insurance membership. Other than that, all you really need is some energy and enthusiasm! But, for your first session ideally you would have a stick, some water, shinpads, trainers and a gumshield. If you don't have your own stick please let us know in advance.
If you are interested in coming to training to see if you like it, you can contact the Club Secretary or one of the men's captains on the Contacts page and we will get back to you with more info and contact details for the day you want to train.
And if you want to join?
Funny you should ask that. If you decide you like the sport (and the club) and you'd like to join, to keep on training and also to be selected for matches, we have a couple of subscription options for adults and full time students over 16. Under 16’s would join on our Junior rates (their page is also on the website).
For new joiners, the annual student subs are £25 and for adults it’s £120. If you are a goalkeeper with your own kit you can join for £60.
If you want to join as an occasional player you can pay £20 and play a maximum of 5 matches per season.
Depending on how far through the season we are when you join, we may be able to pro-rata the subs.
Match fees are payable for any games that you might play on a Saturday. These are £7 for students and £10 for adults. Occasional players pay £10 per match.
We play our home matches at Reading Uni which has a top quality astro pitch and a pavilion facility for changing & showering.
Our kit supplier is O'Neills Sportswear and you can order direct by going to our online shop.
Please note that all kit is personalised and bespoke and cannot be returned once it's ordered.
New players that do not have a squad number will need a shirt number before they order their playing shirt. To get assigned a squad number please contact Jax Batten-Lincoln (Club Secretary) before you order your shirt.