Telonic Instruments are sponsoring a youth team which is part of the local Reading rugby club and is a designated CODE (Centre of Developing Excellence) for youths of 17/19 with the idea that they will progress to more senior teams.
Reading rugby club was formed way back in 1898 when three senior officials from the RFU met in Pangbourne .From this inauspicious start the Berkshire Wanderers was formed. The club continued to thrive and shortly before the second world war some land at Holme park Sonning was purchased, and pitches were laid out. After the war a new club and stand was erected. In 1956 the club changed its name to the Reading Rugby Club in order to keep the town name after the founding of another local club which subsequently became the Abbey Rugby Club.
Reading Rugby Club continues to expand and now includes two ladies teams. In 2013 it was decided to form another team to find and train male players between 17 and 19 for the first XV. This is part of the clubs structured progression.
Doug Lovell, Telonic’s sales and marketing director, commented, ” A member of our long standing staff is a player who has migrated successfully to the senior team from CODE. Our policy is to support young people who are interested in sport. We can do this by supplying the full clothing kit and will continue to support them for the foreseeable future”.