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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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Our supporters around the UK and rest of the world.
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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.

2018-19 STAR Membership - Apply Online Today

Our membership season runs from 1st July 2018 to 30th June 2019.  You can apply to join online today. joinstar6.jpg

Our membership fees remain unchanged again this season at £10 for adults and £5 for under 18's and over 65's. Payments are taken securely online via PayPal.

Full details of our membership and benefits can be found on our Membership page.

STAR AGM & Fans' Forum with Paul Clement Thursday 6th September

Our AGM is taking place in the Princess Suite at the Madejski Stadium on Thursday 6th September at 8pm (doors open 7.30pm).

This will be followed by our first Fans' Forum of this season with guest Paul Clement, where you can hear from the manager and ask him your questions in this informal and popular evening. This event is free and open only to STAR members, though you can join on the door.

Any questions for the Chair in relation to the AGM and for Paul Clement should be sent to chair@star-reading.org

 

STAR Board Elections 2108 - Candidate Election Statements

There are five candidates applying for election to the STAR Board at the forthcoming September AGM. Their candidate statements can be downloaded and read below:

Colin Bishop

Roger Titford

Steve Benton

Jonathan Hall

Johnny Hunt 

 

STAR’s offer for 2018-19 season

STAR membership is available from 1st July and runs to 30th June 2019. It costs £10 for adults aged 18-64 and £5 for under 18s and 65 and overs. This season the benefits of STAR membership are:

  • Access to great value away travel by coach for every first team away game

  • Free entry to STAR Fans Forums and Hall of Fame event

  • One 10% off discount voucher for shopping at the Megastore – if you spend £100 there, it’ll pay for your membership!

  • 20 Ticketing Points (for all) and 50 Royals Rewards Points (if you’re a season ticket holder) will be added to your RFC account

  • Your STAR membership card now includes a first team fixture list

  • Free collectable commemorative STAR badge for the first thousand to join

  • Free first ever match day programme at the Madstad (v Luton, 1998) for under 18s only, while stocks last

  • Regular update by email STAR Bulletin of matters of interest / benefit / concern to members and free annual ‘Reading Matter’ magazine

  • A £1 share in STAR which entitles you to vote at the AGM, in any elections and to stand for election yourself (18 and over only)

  • Supporting our work, size and reputation as one of the larger supporters’ trust in England

STAR will continue to represent the interest of all Reading supporters in meetings with:

  • RFC management

  • Safety Advisory Group and Fan Engagement Panel

  • Football Supporters Federation and Supporters Direct

  • National and local government (on issues such as safe standing, Royal Elm Park)

STAR will continue to monitor the activity of RFC and its associated companies through Companies House records and other sources.

On request, STAR will continue to help supporters, whether members or not, who are in dispute with RFC or its opposing clubs.

We hope supporters will find this an attractive package and join us – at the same membership fees we have been charging for the past 15 years. You can join online here or by post (see Membership page for details) or in person at STAR Base.

 

Safe Standing Petition Debated In Parliament

The great majority of Reading fans we recently polled believe there should be provision for ‘safe standing’ at Premier League and Championship matches. STAR supported the petition to have the issue considered for debate in Parliament. The petition had over 111,000 signatures and was debated on 25th June where the Sports Minister has promised to conduct a review over the next six months of safety/injury evidence of standing in seated areas. This could be taken as a softening of the Government’s previously hostile stance to change. A recording of the debate can be viewed via Parliament TV here.

 

Wellsteeds At The Treable - 2017-18 STAR Predictor Competition Results

The final scores have been totted up for the STAR Predictor 2017-18 competition for which there were 150 entries. First prize (£150) goes to Mark Wellsteed on 1266 points, second and third prizes go to Allan Wellsteed with two entries, each of which achieved 1250 points and prizes of £75 and £50. The £75 prize for the best early bird (pre-season) entry goes to Gareth Pritchard on 1203 points.

Best performance by a STAR Board member (£0) goes to Roger Titford on 1179 points. As no-one ever seems to want to collect the OUFC mug for last place we won’t be awarding it this year. Apologies to this year’s prize winners for putting the 2016-17 prize structure on the last update; this has now been corrected to reflect what was on the 2017-18 entry form. The full list of results can be downloaded here.

 

RFC Senior Managers Meeting With STAR - 28th March

Our latest meeting with RFC senior managers took place at the Mad Stad on 28th March and included issues on structure of club, supporter concerns and safe standing amongst others.

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

If you have any supporter issues for consideration of STAR Board ahead of the next meeting please contact ian.maynard@star-reading.org

 

Home Programme Stock Surplus

We are in the midst of sorting our huge stock of old programmes into something much more manageable and useful. It is likely we will have to dispose of some bulk stocks of home programmes from the 1970s to 2000s. It would be great if we could give some unsorted batches away to schools or old people’s homes or anyone else who would find them useful / help spread some goodwill for the club. If you think you can help please get in touch via media@star-reading.org.


We will be opening the STAR Base before every Home matche and Tesday evening (when not playing away) from 7.30pm to 9pm for the following away coach tickets:

Blackburn Rovers **FULLY BOOKED**

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Depart Mad Stad 12.00 noon
West Street Reading 12.15pm
Price £30

 

Aston Villa

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Depart Mad Stad 10.15am
West Street Reading 10.30am
Price £15

 

Preston

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Depart Mad Stad 8.00am
West Street Reading 8.15am
Price £30


For away ground information visit: 

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STAR AGM & Fans' Forum

See news item on left for details.

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 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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