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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Open to members and held throughout the season.
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Welcome to STAR
Welcome to the Supporters Trust At Reading (STAR), a non-profit making, democratically accountable Supporters’ Trust registered with the Financial Conduct 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.
STAR Membership 2015-16 - Apply Online Today
In addition to a 10% discount card for the RFC Megastore, this season each member will have 20 Royalty Points added to their RFC membership account as well as a free entry into our Predictor Competition (entries close 6th September - see news item below), continued access to discounted travel to all away matches with STAR Travel, free access to our Fans' Forums throughout the season and the opportunity to take part in other events organised throughout the year.
Online payments can be made securely 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. You can apply online here.
Your application will normally be processed within a couple of days and you will receive a confirmation email from the online Membership Team along with your STAR membership number. Alternatively you can download and complete a paper application.
Your new membership pack will be available for collection from the STAR Base at the start of the 2015-16 fixtures. If you live outside the Reading area and are unable to collect, you will be sent your membership pack by post just after the start of the season.
You can find out more about membership of STAR and benefits on our Membership page.
STAR Board Elections - Candidate Statements
Seven candidates are standing for election to the STAR Board at the AGM on 3rd September 2015 (eight positions were available). Each candidate has submitted their election statement which can be read below:
Full details of the AGM will be published nearer the event.
STAR Shop Opening Dates For Away Coach Travel Bookings
The STAR Base will be open for coach bookings again on Tuesday evening 4th August between 7.30pm and 9.00pm and during its regular Tuesday evenings when Reading are not playing away. We will also be open before every Home game. Please note there are only a limited number of coach seats left for the Birmingham game. For coach tickets to Brentford, due to limited availability of match tickets, please ensure you have a match ticket before purchasing a coach ticket.
STAR Travel is only available to members and provides coach travel to all away league and cup fixtures with pick up from either outside the STAR base at the stadium or from outside Primark in West Street, Reading. Parking for those travelling on the coaches at the Mad Stad is free.
Bookings can only be made in person at the STAR base and we can currently only except cash or cheque payments. You will need your 2015-16 membership number before being able to book. For those who have already joined online this can either be in the form of the confirmation email containing your 2015-16 membership number or after collecting your new membership pack which will also be available from 21st. Alternatively you can join at the Membership Desk before making the coach booking although to avoid queues, if you intend to book for this away travel you may find it easier to apply for Membership online before 18th July.
This will also be a great opportunity for members to hand in their free 2015-16 Predictor competiton entry (see below news item for details).
STAR Predictor Competition 2015-16 FREE Entry - £300 First Prize
Submit Entry By Email, Post or In Person...
Join STAR before 6th September 2015 and get one free entry into our Predictor Competition – now with its biggest prize fund ever and you can now email your entry to us (see below).
The Predictor is a competition which runs throughout the 2015-16 football season involving using your judgment to select one team from each of 17 groups – 17 teams in all. As the season progresses you gain points based on the results of your chosen teams. You score the number of points your teams end the season with (after any deductions). The member with the most points wins £300, the second highest wins £100, the third wins £75 and the fourth £25. The person with the lowest points wins a booby prize of STAR’s choice!
The competition is open to STAR members only. All members can enter and adult members can enter as many times as they like before the closing date. The first entry is free and additional entries will cost £5 each.
You will need your 2015-16 STAR membership number to complete the entry form. For those applying for membership online your new membership number will be emailed to you within a few days, those joining in person at the STAR base at the start of the season will be given their membership number at the time.
You can download a paper entry form here (pdf) and once you have received your 2015-16 Membership number you can post your entry to the address on the form or hand it into the STAR base at the start of the season.
The closing date for receipt of entries is 6th September 2015. All emailed entries will receive a confirmation of receipt. Good Luck!
STAR Malta Exiles defeat by Man Utd Supporters Club Malta
On 8th July 2015 - Malta STAR Reading FC Trust met us with Official Manchester United Supporters Club Malta for a 6 aside friendly kick about in De La Salle Collage Birgu. The final score was 9-6 for the Devils. Unlike the score might suggest, it was a close affair but the visitors did bring a couple of subs to help freshen the United team up at half time (we only had the 6 players!). Malta Royals hit the post several times but the heat and weariness at the end seem too much as the late Goals were vital for Manchester United victory. Goals for the Royals came from Gianluca Barbara, Dale Schembri and Jamie Abdilla - Back two were Sandro Farrugia and Clayton Spiteri and between the posts Captain and STAR Malta Exiles co-ordinator Paul Schembri.
Everyone enjoyed themselves and both teams had their own supporters edging them on. The Manchester United Supporters’ Club Malta is officially recognised by Manchester United Football Club as the oldest Manchester United Supporters Club in the World. The Club was founded in 1959 by John Calleja, the year following the Munich tragedy. As a very popular organisation in Malta it was a great chance to promote the Reading FC name on the islands.
We at Malta STAR thank everyone who helped make this event happen! Enjoy the rest of your summer and bring on the 8th of August for a new season! Steve Clarke Barmy Army! You can keep track of the Malta Exiles on their facebook page.
BIRMINGHAM **LIMITED AVAILABILITY**
LAST FEW COACH SEATS LEFT
Sat 8th August KO 3.00pm
Depart Mad Stad 10.15am
Depart West St Reading 10.30am
COLCHESTER (Capital One Cup)
Tues 11th August KO 7.45pm
Depart West St Reading 2.00pm
Depart Mad Stad 2.15pm
Weds 19th August KO 7.45pm
Depart Mad Stad 1.15pm
Depart West St Reading 1.30pm
BRENTFORD **On Sale 1st August**
Sat 29th August KO 3.00pm
Depart West St Reading 11.45am
Depart Mad Stad 12 noon
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Whilst preparing for the new season we have no further events planned at this time.
In the meantime why not find out more about the events and activities of the RFC Community Trust, an organisation we are pleased to support. They offer a safe environment to care for, develop and educate the disadvantaged or at risk young people within the Reading and surrounding areas.You can visit their website here.
or events organised by 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 occasional E-Star Newsletter and keep up to date with our events and 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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