If you support Reading FC then why not join your fellow supporters in the Supporters Trust At Reading
STAR (Supporters Trust At Reading) is a non-profit Supporters’ Trust set up in March 2002 by Reading supporters for Reading supporters.
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Welcome to STAR
Welcome to the Supporters Trust At Reading (STAR), a non-profit making, democratically accountable Supporters’ Trust regulated by the Financial Services Authority. Staffed and organised by volunteer Reading FC supporters our formal title is Reading Football Supporters’ Society Limited and we are the successor to the Reading Football Supporters’ Club (est. 1930). You can find out more information about our organisation in the About STAR page.
Join STAR Online now for the new 2013/14 season
Our annual membership runs from 1st July to 30th June each year. Our membership for 2013/14 remains at £10 for adults and £5 for under 18 yrs and over 65 yrs. So to enjoy a season of benefits, including 10 Royalty points on your RFC Member account, free entry to Fans' Forums, regular email updates and access to all away coach bookings with STAR Travel, sign up for the forthcoming season early!
During the main renewal period ahead of the start of the 2013-14 season, due to the volume of applications, Membership packs will be ready for collection from the STAR HQ at the first home game or on special evenings to be arranged for coach bookings depending on the fixtures. These will be advertised in due course. If you live outside the Reading area and cannot collect, these will be sent by post.
Online payments can be made securely and quickly via PayPal, you do not need to have a PayPal account but can pay by Debit or Credit card. You can apply for up to four members, with each member gaining Royalty points. Alternatively you can download an application form and send it with a cheque by post or bring it with you to the STAR base on home match days.
Please note that there will no longer be any postal reminders sent to current members before the start of next season which will make significant savings in postage costs.
You can find out more about membership of STAR on our Membership page.
First Free Member's Fans' Forum on 30th July With Guest Nigel Adkins
We are pleased to announce that our first event of the 2013-14 season will be a Fans' Forum in the Princess Suite at the Mad Stad on the evening of Tuesday 30th July with Nigel Adkins as our guest. The start time will be published here soon. These popular Fans' Forums are organised throughout the season and this will be the first opportunity for members to put questions to our 'new' manager in an informal and relaxed atmosphere.
This forum will come a few days after the first team's pre-season home friendly against Swansea and before the first fixtures of the new season so it will be an ideal time to find out from the manager his plans for the coming campaign, his impressions of the club and of the prospects for the future. Questions are not limited to football and so it's also an opportunity to find out more about Nigel Adkins and for Reading fans to show our support for him and the team.
These members only Forums (2013-14 season) are free and if you haven't already done so you can renew or join online today for our 2013-14 membership which starts on 1st July (see panel above). Alternatively you can join on the night - but why wait!
Weymouth Day Trip Cancelled
We thank those who had shown an interest in going on the day trip to Weymouth planned for Saturday June 22nd but unfortunately it has not received sufficient numbers to make the trip viable. After careful consideration it has been decided to cancel the trip for this year.
FINAL STAR Predictor League Competition Positions Announced
The STAR Predictor League has been played throughout the 2012-13 season and is a fun competion to see who can predict the highest number of winning teams across the season drawn from 17 groups of teams. Part of the entry fees go towards RFC Academy for use in a specific project they would not otherwise be able to afford and this year £222 was donated. The remainder is split between the top 3 winners.
The close finish anticipated at the last update in May came to fruition with just 5 points separating the top 3 winners! Paul Hobbs triumphed with 1166 points and picks up the winning prize of £155.75 with second place Roger Titford just 1 point behind with 1165 earning £44.50. Mike Parry was a close third with 1161 and collects £20.25. Congratulations to all three!
Those members who have entered can check how well they did by downloading the final rankings list here. Entry forms for the 2013-14 season competition are available below.
Take Part in the 2013-14 Predictor Competition - Non Members Welcome
Following the end of the current seasons competition (above) why not consider taking part in the 2013-14 Predictor League? It costs only £5 to take part and is open to both members and non-members. See if you can predict the highest point scoring teams across the leagues next season and pick up a cash prize. Remember, the more that take part the higher the winnings! You can download details and an entry form from here.
Player of the Season Presentation 2012-13
During poor weather ahead of the final home game of the season STARs Cis Platten, who holds the honour of being our oldest member, presented Adam le Fondre with the supporters' Player of the Season Trophy for 2012-13.
Pictured with Cis, Adam and Anton is STAR Board member Helen Bullen who coordinated this years voting in conjunction with The Reading Chronicle.
Notes from RFC & STAR Management Meeting in May
The last management meeting involving RFC and STAR took place at the Mad Stad on 1st May. Topics discussed included the Newbury matchday bus service, ticketing for next season and lack of quality sound from PA System among others.
You can download a summary here.
If you have any questions or concerns that you would like raised at the next Management meeting let us know at email@example.com
That's It For This Season!
We hope you enjoyed travelling with us this season. From all on the Travel team and our travel partners Horseman Coaches we hope to see you again next season.
Our first event of the 2013-14 season will be a Fans' Forum at the Mad Stad on Tueday 30th July with Nigel Adkins. Keep an eye on the news to the left for full details.
In the meantime why not take a look at news and events from the RFC Former Players Association on their website.
Not yet ready to join STAR as a full member?
Not to worry, you can still join us as an E subscriber by signing up to receive our regular E-Star Newsletter and keep up to date with our news for Reading supporters.
We don't share your email with any one else, simply add it below and we ask you to verify it from the email we will send you. We look forward to welcoming you to our virtual STAR community!
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