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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 - join online today

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Our membership season runs from 1st July 2014 to 30th June 2015. Our membership fees remain unchanged for the last 12 years at £10 for adults and £5 for under 18 yrs and over 65 yrs. You can find out more about membership of STAR and benefits on our Membership page where you can also join online.

Vote For Football on 7th May!

vote-footbal.jpgSTAR are pleased to join other supporters groups in giving publicity to the Vote Football campaign set up to allow fans of all clubs to tell our politicians we will be “voting for football” on May 7th and wanting to know who will commit to legislative reform.

At a time when politicians are listening like never before club protection and supporter engagement are important to many in the reform of football. Find out what the parties have said in their manifestos about football here.

There are currently over 100 clubs represented in the initiative with ovr 8000 messages sent through the website to Parliamentary candidates. You can find out more and take part in the initiative by visiting the Vote Football website.

 

Commemoration of War-Time Deaths of Former Reading Players

On April 25th wreaths were laid at the Memorial Wall to commemorate the war-time deaths 100 years ago of former Reading players Jack Huggins and Joe Dickenson. STAR Chairman Paul Ellix paid tribute to both men in a short speech. Joe Dickenson’s grand-daughter Cherry Clifford and great grand-daughter Kirsten Gregory attended and, together with Melanie Bishop of STAR, laid wreaths.

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L-R: Cherry Clifford, Melanie Bishop and Kirsten Gregory at the commemoration

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You can read more about Joe Dickenson - the Footballing Grenadier by downloading a commemorative profile produced by STAR Chairman Paul Ellix.

 

Adam Federici -  Player of the Season Presentation

Adam Federici was named as the Reading fans’ Player of the Season for 2014/15 with Jamie Mackie and Michael Hector as close contenders. He was presented with his award following the final home fixture of the season on Saturday 25th April.

Thank you to all those volunteers who helped STAR with handing out voting cards and with the count afterwards and particularly to Michele Mead from STAR for organising and co-ordinating the voting this year.

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Sir John Madejski and Nathan Wakefield from STAR presenting Adam Federici with his Player of the Season Awards

 

Match Day Programme STAR Page - Birmingham & Brentford

If you were unable to make the Birmingham or Brentford games or decided not to buy the match day programme you can download and view our STAR Notes pages from the Birmingham programme here or the Brentford programme here.

 

STAR Predictor Competition Update April

If you entered this seasons Predictor competition this season then you can check on your progress using the link below. The Predictor is a competition involving selecting one team from each of 17 groups – 17 teams in all. The entrant scores the number of points that team ends the season on (after any deductions). The person with the most points wins 35% of all entry fees, the second highest gets 10% and the third highest gets 5%.

As of 17th April Colin Ford retains his lead with 1174 points with Alan Wellsteed in 2nd place on 1153. Caroline Manley has dislodged Mike Bullock to take 3rd with 1119.

Others can check their position by downloading the scores table here.

 

Match Day Programme STAR Page - Bournemouth

If you were unable to make the Bournemouth game or decided not to buy the match day programme you can download and view our STAR Notes page from the programme with a focus on Wembley.
Download your copy here.

 

Match Day Programme STAR Page - Blackburn

If you were unable to make the Blackburn game or decided not to buy the match day programme you can download and view our STAR Notes page from the programme. This edition included an interview with Ryan who designed the team shirt worn by Reading, and who inspired them to play under the title Ryan's Royals for this fixture.
Download a copy  here.

 

Steve Death Memorial Shield Presentation

Each season STAR has the privilege of presenting this award to one of the Club's young goal keepers. This year STAR Treasurer, Vicci Elliott presented the shield to Adam Desbois as well as the award for last season, which had been held over by the Club, to Luke Southwood.

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Adam Desbois (left) and Luke Southwood receive their awards at the Cardiff match on 4th April

Would You Like To Join The STAR Board?

STAR would welcome members putting themselves forward for election to the Board of STAR- Supporters’ Trust At Reading - at its next Annual General Meeting in September 2015.

In order to stand for election you need to be a fully paid up member of STAR and be aged 18 or over.  You must be proposed and seconded by two other fully paid up STAR members and have the support of a further two fully paid up STAR members who are willing to back your candidacy.

If you are interested you can find more details and download a nomination form here or speak to one of our volunteers or existing Board members at the STAR base.

 

Match Day Programme STAR Page - Cardiff

If you were unable to make the Cardiff game or decided not to buy the match day programme you can download and view our STAR Notes page from the programme. Download a copy here.

 

STAR and RFC Senior Managers Meeting March

On 18th March representatives from STAR held their regular meeting with Senior Managers from Reading Football Club. Topics discussed included Player of the Season, 2015-16 Kit, Royalty points and mid-week games among others.

A summary of the notes can be downloaded here.

If supporters have any questions, concerns or observations suitable for consideration at the next meeting please contact us at info@star-reading.org


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That's it for this season. We hoped you enjoyed travelling with us and look forward to seeing you next season.

Mel & Colin, all the Stewards and Drivers.

For away ground information visit: 

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Following our Fans' Forum with manager Steve Clarke in March we have no further events planned at this time.

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Why not find out more about RFC Former Players Association on their website?




May 2nd
Goals from Kwesi Appiah, Michael Hector and Garath McCleary earn Steve Clarke's side a first league win in 10 games at the iPro Stadium
May 2nd
Follow all the action as Royals take on the Rams at the iPro Stadium (12.15pm kick-off)
May 1st
Royals end their miserable league season at the iPro Stadium looking to end a run of nine leagues games without a win



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