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.
STAR Membership 2016-17
Our membership season runs from 1st July 2016 to 30th June 2017 and you will be able to apply here online from Friday 1st July. Our membership fees remain unchanged at £10 for adults and £5 for under 18 yrs and over 65 yrs.
Those who completed a standing order last season will not need to re-apply. Payment will be taken on or shortly after 1st July and they will have their membership automatically renewed. All renewals will be confirmed by email.
You can find out more about membership of STAR and benefits on our Membership page.
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 20 Royalty points which will be added to your account by RFC.
Eamonn Dolan RIP
STAR is deeply saddened today to learn of the death of the Club’s academy manager Eamonn Dolan. Eamonn had long been part of the fabric of Reading FC and his good influence stretched far wider than the academy itself. But it was the academy he led that has made a real difference to Reading FC, an area where the club really does now compete at the top level of the English game. Eamonn will be greatly missed and we send our sincere condolences to his family.
Appointment of new RFC Manager
STAR wishes Jaap Stam all the best and every success at Reading. He's our first non-British manager and we look forward to hearing more from him at a future Fans Forum.
More about the appointment can be seen on the RFC website.
Prospects and Plans for 2016-17 – the view from the inside...
RFC Managers Meeting With STAR - May
The latest of our regular meetings with RFC senior managers took place at the Mad Stad on 23rd May and included supporter issues such as away ticket prices, RFC Academy and the Football League amongst others.
If you have matters for consideration of raising at the next meeting please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sacking of Brian McDermott
STAR is disappointed that Brian McDermott has been sacked as Reading manager after only 30 games in charge of a squad that was not of his making. We would also like to say we are shocked, but unfortunately we are not. Now looking for their fourth manager in less than two years the owners appear to be chasing success at a desperate pace.
Brian has been a great servant of the club in his two spells. His re-appointment last year suggested a clear strategy was in place for the club to return to methods and a style that had brought success in the past. Together with the recent departures of Nicky Hammond (director of football) and Ian Wood-Smith (director) Brian’s exit indicates firmly that we are moving into a new era for Reading FC.
These kind of managerial changes are no guarantee of success as fans of Leeds, Forest and Charlton would attest. But we will wish the new man, more or less whoever he is, every success with Reading FC.
Winners of £500 Prize Fund in STAR Predictor Competition 2015-16 are...
As a STAR member did you make your free entry to this years Predictor Competition?
Congratulations to Alan Wellsteed for winning this seasons competition with 1203 points out of a possible maximum of 1333 to scoop the top prize of £300 ahead of 159 other entrants!
He was closely followed by David Jones with 1201 who wins £100, Pam Downing in third with 1198 winning £75 and Geoffrey Stevens with 1192 taking fourth place and £25.
The organisers will be in touch with the winners in due course to arrange collection of their prizes.
Thank you to all those who entered, you can download and check on your final positions here.
The STAR Predictor Competition simply involves using your judgement to select one team from each of 17 groups – 17 teams in all. You score the accumulated number of points which your teams end the season with. We hope to repeat the competition this coming season so look out for details when we open for 2016-17 membership. Full details will be announced soon.
Ali Al-Habsi voted supporters Player of the Season
Congratulations to Ali Al-Habsi who was awarded the 2015-16 Player of the Season ahead of the final home game against Preston on 30th April. Seen presented with the award from Sir John Madejski is STAR Board member Helen Bullen who organised and co-ordinated this year's award. Thanks go to all those volunteers who helped behind the scenes, especially with the distribution and counting of voting cards.
100th Anniversary Commemorations
Before the Preston match on Saturday 30th April STAR held a short ceremony to remember the deaths 100 years ago of three former players. Ben Butler, Alfred Hall and Charles West all died whilst serving with the forces during World War I. The ceremony took place outside the Players’ Entrance and was led by STAR Chairman Paul Ellix who gave a short speech of commemoration.
Reading Deaf Football Club League Winners
Congratulations to Reading Deaf FC who have become Southern Champions of the English Deaf League, an amazing feat given this is their first season in the league!
Having been formed in 2013 with support and sponsorship from within the community, the team have represented RFC Community Trust including a number of players who have gone on to represent England and Great Britain. STAR are pleased to have been able to provide kit sponsorship for the team this season.
That's it for this season....
Thank you to all who travelled with us this season, our travel partners Horsemans coaches and Readibus, to all our stewards and those who have worked hard behind the scenes, and particularly to Colin and Mel who have co-ordinated another season of STAR Travel.
We look forward to you travelling with us again next season!
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The launch of the Reading FC Hall of Fame and our Fans' Forum with Brian McDermott on 24th March was our latest event. Check back here regularly to see details of our next event.
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 checkout 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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