Reading The Game is assembling some ideas of good practice which use football to promote literacy and reading for libraries and schools to share online.
- Leyton Orient - held a paper-chase literacy related quiz around the ground
- Millwall - send junior players into special schools to work with children helping their reading
- Newcastle - junior players work with local children in the Literacy Hour
- Mansfield Town - the entire first team have been trained as book buddies and work with local schools
- Brentford - have a literacy day at one of their games where they give away thousands of free books to local children donated by local publishers
- Manchester United - worked with local libraries to celebrate World Book Day by hosting an event there, featuring several authors, Hedwig the owl and a reserve keeper
- Rotherham RUFC have also had their first team players trained as book buddies
- Wimbledon - players visit local RIF schools and give out books whilst answering questions about their reading habits
- Ipswich - players are recording a video with them reading from their favourite books
- Boston Utd - Fantasy Football team - £55million budget, tournament within group with cheap football games from Woolworths.
- Leicester City - The club has been worjking in conjunction with local schools in order to deliver successful community programmes. For example, 20 students from the Robert Smythe School recently visited the stadium to discuss how a business is run as part of their A-Level studies. The topics discussed included finances, merchandising, marketing and conference and banqueting. The club's community mascot, Filbert Fox, has also visited over 20 schools for sessions of 'Read with Filbert' to encourage children to read more often.