Formed over 30 years ago, Readstone United is an England Football Accredited grass roots Junior Football Club in East Lancashire serving communities in and around the villages of Read and Simonstone.
We welcome children regardless of their ability, experience or life difficulties because we believe that the game, especially in the primary school years, should be accessible to everyone and not just those with a gift or good fortune.
The Club is managed by volunteers and whilst our principal purpose is to provide opportunities for young people to play football, we know that being part of a Club and a member of a team not only offers a great environment to make new friends and learn new skills but also a way to grow and develop as a young person.
We want our teams to be competitive and we do like to win, but in the primary school years our focus is on participation and the development of key skills. We understand that the growth and development of a young person does not depend on winning a football match, and our general ethos is about having fun, creating positive experiences for everyone involved, including our volunteers, and making some great memories along the way.
Above all else, we want our members to enjoy being part of the Readstone football family.
Our Team Managers for the 2023/24 season are as follows:
- Rockets – Anthony Bagot – T: 07487 711021
- Rebels – Gareth Entwistle – T: 07912 225617
- Rascals – David Harries – T: 07731 496967
- Renegades – Stephen W – T: 07306 166618
- Roses – James McIntyre – T: 07912 567448
- Raiders – Chris Gregory – T: 07815 095130
- Raptors – Daniel Wilson – T: 07852 200509
- Ravens – Hollie Roberts – T: 07554 892815
- Rapids – Jon Crabtree – T: 07780 618111
- Royals – Phil Goulding – T: 07841 975910
- Rangers – Laura Rainford – T: 07702 389090
- Martin Whitaker – T: 07842 009384
- Justin Nowell – T: 07896 196481
- Jay Fyles – T: 07845 684703
- No team registered
- Andrew Osbaldeston – T: 07773 352842
- Darren Heslington – T: 07786 150360
The Club is affiliated to the Lancashire Football Association and our teams play matches on a Sunday in the East Lancashire Football Alliance.