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November, 2017

  • 15 November

    Shandon Baptiste earns Grenada Call Up

    Graduate Shandon Baptiste, now professional at Oxford United FC in League One, was called up to represent Grenada in a World Cup Qualifier v Panama last month where he made his debut. He then scored the opening goal and his first senior professional goal against Trinidad & Tobago on 12th …

  • 3 November

    International Football Selection Progress

    Salhin and Ousman have now progressed through the first two stages of ESFA International Trials and have been selected to represent South West England in a match against the South East from which they have a chance to progress to the final squad selection weekend at Lilleshall Director of Football …

  • 3 November

    Elite Football update

    JMA Reading FC 4 Reading FC U18’s 2 On Wednesday 11th October we took our 1st team to Reading FC’s Hogwood training ground to take on their scholars and for the first time ever, we won! The boys played magnificently and surprised their opposition as they started at a good …

October, 2017

  • 11 October

    Elite Boys & Girls Football Trials

    Trials for the Elite Boys Football Programme will be taking place on the Academy’s 3G pitch on – Wednesday 25th October (10am-2pm) Wednesday 22nd November (7pm-9pm) Wednesday 17th January (7pm-9pm) Wednesday 14th February (10am-2pm) Wednesday 28th March (7pm-9pm) The first trial for the Elite Girls Football Programme will take place on …

  • 3 October

    A new start for Sixth Form and the Basketball programme across the school

    After what seems like a summer that never existed it has been a busy and exciting time for the basketball academy students and JMA in general. With players moving to our school from places such as Barcelona, Newcastle, Plymouth, Gloucester, London and Cornwall it has certainly taken a few weeks …

July, 2017

  • 3 July

    JMA basketball player Ali has been named in the initial Great Britain Men’s Under 20 squad

    Sway requires JavaScript This web browser is either blocking scripts or does not support JavaScript. How to turn on JavaScriptReading Rockets are delighted to announce that JMA player Ali has been named in the initial Great Britain Men’s Under 20 squad. The 19 year old has spent the last three seasons …

  • 3 July

    JMA Rockets Academy appoints new Head Coach

    Alan Keane named as Head Coach of the Rockets Academy at JMA in Reading After his initial year working with the club and Head Coach Manuel Pena Garces the time was right for Coach Keane to take over from Pedro Rosado at the Club’s EABL Academy in Reading as Rosado …

May, 2017

  • 15 May

    JMA Basketball trip to the O2

    What an experience we had on Sunday the 14th May at the British Basketball League Men and Womens Finals 2017. After our own season has held such great adventures and opportunities, to earn a trip to see the top level in GB was just the ticket! We set off from …

  • 8 May

    Year 11 Boys are Champions of Reading!

    Three dramatic added time goals led the JMA Year 11 boys to cup final victory in the Reading Schools Final! 1-0 down after 20 minutes, the boys dominated the first half but only found an equaliser 2 minutes into added time through Captain Luke Hawkins-Maze which was the last action …

  • 4 May

    Noel Hunt, Jamie Mackie & Simon Cox visit

    We were very lucky to be able to host 3 former premier league and international players this month as they are taking their UEFA B coaching badge. Our ambassador Noel (currently of Portsmouth FC and formerly Reading FC and Ireland international), Coxy (currently of Southend United and formerly of Nottingham …