English Football League Championship regulars Reading Football Club will wear a special edition 2015 PUMA kit for their April 11th match against Blackburn Rovers. Called the #RyansRoyals kit, the shirt was designed and inspired by 14-year-old Reading fan Ryan Duval.
The Avenue School Special Needs Academy student created the Royal blue shirt and based on the emblem his school. It features trees on its front back and front that resemble the Elm trees appeared on Reading FC’s last team crest.
The 2015 #RyansRoyals shirt has the Reading badge on its front left breast and The Avenue’s emblem on its upper the back. It will be matched with white shorts and blue socks for the Blackburn match. The intent of this is to create a single hoop as a strip. Player-worn shirts from the Blackburn game will be auctioned off with sales proceeds going to The Avenue School.
A Barclays Premier League club as recently as 2013, Reading FC are currently in nineteenth position The Championship table after thirty nine matches played.