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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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STAR Travel

Use our dedicated travel services for all away matches.
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STAR Exiles

Our supporters around the UK and rest of the world.
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Fans' Events

Open to members and held throughout the season.
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If you support Reading FC then join us in STAR from only £5! Read more...

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 2017-18 - Join Today

joinstar7.jpg Our membership season runs from 1st July 2017 to 30th June 2018. Our membership fees remain unchanged at £10 for adults and £5 for under 18 yrs and over 65 yrs.

You can apply to join online today and pay securely using a credit or debit card or PayPal account.

You can find out more about membership of STAR and benefits on our Membership page or by calling into the STAR Base on match days.

The Real Early History of Reading FC

roger.pngAlmost every history of Reading FC has depended on the first account of its early years written, anonymously, in 1906. It contains numerous errors and biases uncovered by Roger Titford in his 2016 publication of ‘The Lost Years of Reading FC’.

To set the records straight we’re pleased to present an excerpt from his book.
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STAR AGM and Fans’ Forum with Jaap Stam

The STAR AGM will be held on Wednesday 13th September at 8pm in the Victoria Room, Reading Town Hall, Blagrave St, RG1 1QH. We know it's a busy week for football but would much appreciate you coming along and taking part. The AGM agenda can be downloaded here.

At the AGM we will be considering a number of candidates for positions to join the STAR Board. We currently have 8 positions with 5 candidates applying. Two of these are existing Board members who are reapplying, Richard Langley and Ian Maynard and three new candidates, Andrew Wearing, Sacha Liddiard and Kevin Lenton. Each candidate has prepared a statement in support of their application which can be downloaded below.

Richard Langley
Ian Maynard
Andrew Wearing
Sacha Liddiard
Kevin Lenton

Jaap Stam will be STAR’s guest at the Fan’s Forum which will follow the AGM. This event is for members only although non-members can join on the night. The Fans' Forum is an informal opportunity to put questions to, and hear from, Jaap. Members are invited to send in their questions via media@star-reading.org. There will be a bar available at the event.

For those coming by car there is no parking at the Town Hall but general multi-storey parking is available for Reading town centre at Queen’s Road, Garrard St, Reading Station and The Oracle.

 

2017-18 STAR Predictor Competition - Win £150 - Free Entry For Members

Our 2017-18 Predictor competition is now open! Join STAR by 8th September and get one free entry.

To take part you just need your judgement to select one team from 17 groups – 17 teams in all, who you think will do well this season. Throughout the season you score the accumulated number of points which the teams get from their matches. The winner is the entrant with the highest number of points at the end of the season and wins £150! The second highest wins £75, the third wins £50. Also an additional "early bird" prize of £75 will be awarded for the best entry received before the season starts on 5th August. The person with the lowest points wins a booby prize of STAR’s choice!

The competition is open to all STAR members and also to non members aged 18 or over. All STAR members can enter once for free and adult members can have ONE additional entry only, which will cost £5. Non members aged 18 or over can have one entry for £5.

Full details can be found on the entry form which you can either complete and email to us (requires MS Excel) or download, printout and complete and post to us or hand in at the STAR Base.

Download Excel version for emailing here.

Download pdf version for posting or handing into STAR Base here.

The closing date for receipt of entries is 8th September 2017. Good Luck!

 

2017-18 Season STAR Membership Now Available Online

With the 2017-18 season fixtures on the horizon, if you haven't already done so, we invite you to renew your membership online, or join as a new member, and welcome you to another season as part of the Supporters Trust At Reading.

As there are no home friendlies at the Madstad and no club open day this year, supporters may find it more convenient to join online ahead of our first away trip to QPR on 5th August. We have pegged the membership cost at the same old rate of £10 adults, £5 concessions, under 18 and over 65. The benefits are the same too: access to coach travel, fans' forums, Hall of Fame event, 20 Royalty Points and a 10% off discount voucher for the Megastore. You can apply to join online today and pay securely through PayPal using a credit or debit card - no PayPal account is required.

If joining online your membership pack will be available for collection from the STAR Base which will be open for memberships and travel at our home games on 8th, 12th And 15th August. If you are applying as an Exile and not visiting the stadium for the early matches your pack can be posted to you. By applying online now you will avoid any last minute rush and beat the queues!

Last season 1878 supporters joined STAR (we were hoping for 1871 but overdid it a bit!) and this season we'd love to get to 2018. The earlier you join the more value you can get out of your membership. We look forward to hearing from you either online or in person.

 

RFC Senior Managers Meeting With STAR - 31st May

Our latest meeting with RFC senior managers took place at the Mad Stad on 31st May and included issues on consession ticket prices at Wembley play-off and the pitch invasion after Fulham fixture amongst others.

You can download a summary of notes from the meeting here.

 

STAR 2016-17 Season Predictor Competition Winners and Final Positions

For those who entered this season's Predictor competition your final position can be checked by downloading the final points table here.

1st Prize of £300 to Paul Wheeler with 1245 points. Congratulations, Paul.
2nd prize of £100 to Robin Hicks on 1231 points. Well done Robin.
3rd Prize of £75 to Alan Sedunary on 1224 points – well done, after many years of trying!
The early Starter Prize of £25 to Matthew Childs – for the best entry submitted before a ball was kicked on 1216 points.

The Oxford United mug for last (145th) position goes to Fiona Butler. Prizes can be collected at the STAR AGM in September.

Thank you for all who participated and the competition will be back next season. Look for your free entry with next season's membership!


As well as before all home matches, the STAR Base will be open on Tuesday evenings 7.30 - 9pm (when not playing away) for coach bookings for the below away fixtures.

Birmingham Saturday 26th August
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Kick Off 3.00pm
Depart Mad Stad 10.15am
West St Reading 10.30am
Cost £15


Brentford Saturday 16th September

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Kick Off 3.00pm
West St Reading 11.45am
Depart Mad Stad 12 noon
Cost £12


 Millwall Tuesday 26th September

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Kick Off 19.45pm
West St Reading 2.45am
Depart Mad Stad 3.00pm
Cost £12

 

For away ground information visit: 

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Our next event is our AGM and Fans' Forum in September. Full details can be seen in the News item on the left.

Reading FC Deaf Team

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STAR is proud to sponsor the Reading FC Deaf Team  who play their home games at Piggott School, Twyford Road, Wargrave. For further information come and talk to Pete Vickery on match days and Tuesday evenings at the STAR Base.

STAR are also pleased to support the events and activities of the RFC Community Trust. You can visit their website here.

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RFC Former Players Association

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Find out about events organised by the Former Players Association by visiting their website.






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