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Tickets now on sale for football like you’ve never seen before, 1872-style!

Join us on Wednesday 23rd February as Reading School goes head-to-head with Reading FC Academy in a historical re-enactment of an 1872 match between Reading School and Reading Football Club.

This event, hosted by Reading School on behalf of the Old Redingensians Association, forms part of both the celebrations of the 150th anniversary of Reading FC and 150 years of Reading School on the Erleigh Road site. The match aims to be as authentic as possible, with the first half of the 80-minute game played under the set of laws used by the Football Association in late 1872 (no penalty area, no nets, 13 a side, no subs, line-outs for throw-ins). The second half of the match will be played based on modern laws.

16 limited edition replica shirts, manufactured by Macron, will be worn by the RFC Academy team and will be available for sale/auction later.

Event Details:

This event takes place at Reading School. Gates will open at 12:45pm and kick-off is at 1:30pm.

This event is only open to members of the Redingensians community and Reading Football Club season ticket holders.

Hot food and beverages will be available at this event. Please bring cash to purchase.


Adults- £6 each

Children (under 18)- £3 each

Programme (includes the 1872 rules of football)- £3 each (bought with ticket or on the day)

Please bring your ticket confirmation along with you to the event. Entry may be denied otherwise.

To book your tickets and programme, please click here: 1872 Rematch tickets

From Roger