Football, and in particular Reading FC, was another of Chris's great passions. He attended his first match with his father Tony and brother Rob in August 1974, and followed Reading through a 35-year journey that took them from the humble surroundings of Division 4 to the glamour of the Premier League.
There is a tribute to Chris on Rob's Reading FC site, Royals' Record: "We were at Leicester together when we went up. We were at Derby together when we went down. We cried at Leicester, but not at Derby." The picture (taken by Rob) shows Chris at the final game at Elm Park in 1998.