Sports & Culture
Reading and its surrounding area is a centre of excellence in sport boasting several professional teams including:
Reading Football Club (Championship Football) https://www.readingfc.co.uk/
London Irish Rugby Club (Premiership Rugby) https://www.london-irish.com/
Reading Rockets (Division 1 Basketball) http://www.readingrockets.co.uk/
Reading Hockey Club (Premier League Hockey) http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/readinghockeyclub
Bracknell Bees (Division 1 Ice Hockey) http://www.bracknellbeesihc.com/
Reading Half Marathon (http://www.readinghalfmarathon.com) sees over 15,000 people run for charity, personal achievement or at an elite level each and every year.
Less than half an hour from Reading is Ascot Racecourse (www.ascot.co.uk) which hosts horse racing throughout the year including its world famous ‘Royal Ascot’ week.
Near to Reading is the Redgrave-Pinsent Rowing facility which provides support to elite level athletes involved in Rowing, including the Oxford University crew and encourages promising amateurs & club rowers to get involved in the sport.
The world famous Royal Henley Regatta (www.hrr.co.uk) takes place each year less than 10 miles from Reading and the annual Reading Music Festival (www.readingfestival.com) attracts over 90,000 fans each year to a weekend of world famous artists and future superstars.
Reading is nestled within the county of Royal Berkshire which is steeped in history including the town of Windsor, home of Windsor Castle (www.royalcollection.org.uk) and the Royal Family.