YMCA Reading

Our Team

Dave Poulton

Dave Poulton

Chief Executive Officer

Dave joined YMCA Reading in April 2021, bringing with him a wealth of experience and knowledge in the Youth, Playwork and Community sectors.

Dave has a community focus and is particularly interested in the rights of children and young people, commenting “I am particularly motivated by striving to improve services, and to have a positive impact on the lives of children and young people”.

Looking forward, Dave is excited to work closely with the Board of Trustees and the YMCA family to successfully deliver YMCA Reading’s strategic plan.

Bianca Powell

General Manager


Support Team Leader


Alison Bennett

Alison Bennett

Parkside Pre-School Manager

Under Alison’s watchful eye, the Parkside Pre-School grows from strength to strength.  A great Team!


Parkside Cafe Manager

Donna Cousins

Donna Cousins

Bookings & Administrations Manager

Donna joined the team in May 2021 and is your first point of call for any enquiries regarding hiring of Padworth Activity Centre, Sport Centre facilities, meeting rooms or cafe for private functions.

To contact any of our staff, call us on 0118 9575746, or contact us via contact form by clicking below:

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Our housing is accessed by referral from Reading Borough Council Housing Advice Service or Brighter Futures for Children.

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