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 2015-16 - Online Renewals Start 24th June
Our membership season runs from 1st July 2014 to 30th June 2015. We are not currently taking any new online applications for the current season. Details for renewing or applying for 2015-16 membership season can be seen below. Our membership fees remain unchanged for the last 13 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.
RFC Managers Meeting With STAR - 18th May
The latest of our regular meetings with RFC managers took place at the Mad Stad on 18th May and included supporter issues such as the pre-season tour, season tickets, 2015-16 kit and pitch invasion amongst others.
If you have matters for consideration of raising at the next meeting please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
STAR Membership 2015-16 Season To Include 20 Royalty Points
Our current 2014-15 season STAR membership ends on 30th June and our new membership season starts on 1st July. Our membership fees for 2015-16 remain unchanged at £10 for adults and £5 for under 18 yrs and over 65 yrs.
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 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.
You can join or renew your membership for the coming season online from Wednesday 24th June. 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.
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 matches (exact details will be published when known). 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.
Would You Like To Join The STAR Board? - Closing Date 31st May
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.
Closing date for receipt of nominations is 31st May 2015
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.
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.
L-R: Cherry Clifford, Melanie Bishop and Kirsten Gregory at the commemoration
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.
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.
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.
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Following our Fans' Forum with manager Steve Clarke in March we have no further events planned at this time.
Why not find out more about RFC Former Players Association on their website?
Not yet ready to join STAR as a full member?
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