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 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.
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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, a voucher for 10% off a Megastore purchase (not valid online), regular email updates and access to all away coach bookings with STAR Travel, sign up for the 2013-14 season today!
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.
If you live local to Reading you will normally be expected to collect your membership card and benefits pack from the STAR base at a Home match. This reminder to collect will be sent in an email from the Online Membership team, along with your membership number, after your application has been processed.
If you live outside the Reading area you will be sent your membership card and benefits pack by Royal Mail post.
You can find out more about membership of STAR on our Membership page.
STAR is saddened to learn of the passing of Ralph Ford, one of our long-term members, regular away match traveller and steward on STAR's coaches. Ralph will be sorely missed. Our thoughts are with his widow Monica and his family at this time.
Notes from February RFC Senior Management Meeting with STAR
The latest management meeting involving RFC and STAR took place at the Mad Stad on 26th February. Topics discussed included late fixture changes, safe standing and new seasons kit amongst others.
You can download a summary here.
If you have any questions or concerns that you would like raised at the next Management meeting please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org
STAR Predictor Competition - Positions at 4th March
Have you taken part in the STAR 2013-14 Predictor League?
As of 4th March Richard Ruffle (899 points) remains in top position with new contenders Fiona Butler (873) and Roger Titford (872) taking the next two places. Other competitors can check their position by downloading a copy here.
The STAR Predictor is a competition to see who can predict the highest number of winning teams across the season drawn from 17 groups. Part of the entry fee goes towards RFC Academy for use in a specific project they would not otherwise be able to afford and the remainder goes in prize money.
Reading FC Welcomes Marlow FC Youth Inclusive Football Team
On Saturday 8th February, children from the Marlow FC Youth inclusive Team were invited by the Reading FC Community Trust to the Sheffield Wednesday game. STAR was asked to help host the children and parents.
The children of various disabilities, were so excited to see a “real football match”. None of them had been to the stadium before so this was something really special for them. Prior to the match the children and coaches from Marlow had their photo taken. At 2:55pm the children lined up to form the guard of honour for the players as they came out on to the pitch, a very proud moment for the children and parents. The children had a memorable afternoon and one they will talk about for a very long time. The Community Trust visits them on a semi regular basis but also offers support for their coaches as well.
Shown are the Marlow team and rear far right is Daniel Rook, Disability Officer from the Community Trust and rear left (with cap) is Dave Strawn from STAR.
Without Fans There Is No Football - ePetition on Football Governance
Some time ago the Department for Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee following submissions from various groups (including STAR) asked the FA and Football League to address concerns about the governance of our national game. Nothing substantial has happened subsequently and we have since seen a series of issues and questionable decisions occurring at a number of football clubs (including Hull City, Cardiff City, Leeds United, Coventry City etc).
Football supporters throughout the country are concerned that that football is being run poorly and not in the interest of supporters. STAR should like to draw you attention to an epetition at http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/59884 seeking to get the plight of Coventry City investigated.
Football Aid 2014 – Play at the Madejski Stadium!
How would you like to Live Your Dream of running out at the Madejski alongside a Reading Legend before taking part in a 90 minutes match on the hallowed turf? Well now's your chance as Reading FC have once again joined forces with Football Aid to give fans the opportunity to play at the Madejski in 2014 and raise valuable funds for charity at the same time. For full details visit www.footballaid.com
Photo above is from a previous years event.
Nostalgia Evening Celebrates RFC Cup Tie With Arsenal
Wednesday 5th February was the 42nd anniversary of Reading’s epic FA Cup tie with Arsenal in 1972. To celebrate a memorable Cup run STAR organised a Nostalgia Evening at the Town Hall. After a look back at Reading’s progress to the 4th Round with Roger Titford, ITV’s Big Match highlights of the Arsenal game were shown – for the first time since 1972! In the audience – and on the platform afterwards to take questions – were three players from the match, pictured below from left to right: John Harley, Will Dixon and Gordon Cumming with Roger Titford of STAR.
STAR Flanders Trip Now Full
We are pleased to announce that our trip to Flanders on 30/31 May is now full and we shall be taking no further bookings. If you are still interested in joining us please email email@example.com and we shall put you on our waiting list in case there are any cancellations.
Tues 11th March KO 7.45pm
Depart Mad Stad 2.00pm
Depart West Street, Reading 2.15pm
Sat 22nd March KO 3.00pm
Depart FOSTER WHEELER, Reading 10.15am
Depart West Street, Reading 10.30am
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We are putting the final touches to our next Fans' Forum with ex-players which will be held at the Jazz Cafe at the Mad Stad on Wednesday 26th March. Details will be published soon.
You can find out more about 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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