About Us

Eldon Celtic were founded in 2001 and are based in South Reading and have a reputation across Berkshire and beyond with the clubs name synominous with success within grass roots football , this was recognised by Reading FC in 2005 and an official partnership was formed .

Chairman David Artwell is a Reading scout with plentiful contacts which continuously exposes children to opportunities to further their football journey.

Eldon Celtic is a registered charity and one of the founders of the club 'John Belgrave' remains a coach , committee member and trustee .

The committee at Eldon is underpinned by historically successful coaches with experience in both running a charity and deliverance of elite coaching.

Children train once a week at Academy Sport in Reading on a Tuesday and those with commitment to develop further train additionally through the 'Diamond Football Academy' on a Thursday at JMA.


 Individual player successes are plentiful and year on year the dedication and quality of coaching continues to be evidenced by the progression of boys to professional clubs and academies .

A high level of Eldon Celtic players attract the attention of scouts from professional clubs with a sign rate higher than average . 


We have a structured approach to development, starting with a Development Plan -U6's, U7's & U8's - Youth Section - for U9's through to U11's. County Cup/league Challengers for U12's through to U16's - A pathway into our partner club JMA for Scholarship U17's to U20's. Also Saturday and Sunday men's teams. 


If you are interested in joining our club, please email eldonjfc@hotmail.co.uk 


FA Charter Standard Club;     

Berks & Bucks Football Association Affiliation Number:

Eldon Celtic Junior U-B&B2276  18/19 Season

Registered Charity: 1130441

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