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.
You can find out more about membership of STAR and benefits on our Membership page
STAR Membership - join online today
Our membership season runs from 1st July 2014 to 30th June 2015. You can now join or renew your STAR membership for the 2014-15 season here online. Our membership fees remain unchanged at £10 for adults and £5 for under 18 yrs and over 65 yrs.
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.
Alternatively you can download a paper application form and send it with a cheque by post or bring your completed application form with you to the STAR base on home match days.
If you live local to Reading you will normally be expected to collect your membership card from the STAR base at a Home match. This reminder to collect will be sent in an email from the Online Membership team, along with your membership number, after your application has been processed.
If you live outside the Reading area you will be sent your membership pack by Royal Mail post.
Match Day Programme STAR Page - Derby
If you were unable to get the Match day programme for Fulham you can download a copy of the STAR page here.
STAR HQ Open 10am - 2pm Tuesday 28th October
During Reading FC's Open Day on 28th October we will also be opening the STAR HQ between 10am and 2pm. All supporters are welcome to drop in and travel bookings can be made by members. We will also be open in the evening as usual for coach bookings.
The Free Open Day event at the Mad Stad is not ticketed and so everyone is welcome. You can simply turn up on the day though you can find out more details and timings on the Reading FC website.
Readibus Available For Away Travel
A reminder to members who may have restricted mobility that STAR, in conjunction with Readibus, offer an Away Travel service to the majority of games. This service is supported by STAR so that prices charged are comparable with those provided on STAR Travel coaches. The Readibus can take 2-3 wheelchair passengers (staying in their wheelchair) and accompanying carers can travel for free.
Readibus have only a small team of volunteer drivers to help on this initiative and are always keen to hear from any one who has minibus driver experience, or who knows someone who has experience and may be willing to be part of the team of drivers for our away games.
For Readibus bookings or driver interest please contact Christine Henderson
Coaches At Brentford
STAR would like to apologise sincerely to its travellers for the confusion over the location of the coaches after the match at Brentford and the consequent delay in departing to return to Reading. Our understanding is that the problem was directly attributable to the Metropolitan Police issuing incorrect instructions to Horseman Coaches on where coaches should park, drop-off and pick-up passengers.
STAR Page Match Day Programme - Wolves
If you were unable to make the game or decided not to buy the match day programme for Wolves you can download a copy of the STAR page here.
STAR Welcome New Consortium to Reading
On Friday 19th September Sir John Madejski issued a statement to confirm our new Asian consortium partners were now in place.
We welcome the new consortium to Reading and wish them joy and success during their stewardship of our club. Reading FC has been in the top 30 clubs in England over the past decade and probably among the top 200 in Europe. The club should be regarded as a valuable sporting asset which it would be a privilege to guide through the next phase of its long history.
A professional football club is nothing without its local supporters. We bring much love and respect for the club, as well as a fair bit of gate money, and we look to the directors to bring their own money and some love and respect too. This too is a partnership; this one is between parties with different abilities, assets and perspectives.
We, at STAR, look forward to meeting members of the consortium at the earliest possible opportunity to discuss both our visions for the future of the club. Despite several requests we never actually met with Anton Zingarevich and this fact created an uncomfortable situation from the start. This time round we would like have a positive dialogue from the outset and help to unlock the potential of Reading FC for both its new guardians and its many supporters.
STAR would also like to thank Sir John Madejski publicly both for his perseverance over this last difficult year and also for his ‘stewardship’, as he himself called it, of our club over the past generation. He has made an immensely significant and hopefully durable improvement to its condition. We hope that he continues to enjoy watching the fruits of his labour for many years.
The full statement issued by RFC can be read on their website.
Match Day Programme STAR Page - Millwall
From the Match day programme for Millwall you can download a copy of the STAR page here.
STAR Flanders Trip 2014 - A Journey of Remembrance
On 30th and 31st May this year STAR organised a visit to the battlefields of Flanders for members to view the final resting places of Reading players who had fought in the First World War in what became known as the 'Footballers Batallion'. This followed a similarly successful visit to the Somme in June 2011.
A presentation of words and pictures recalling the trip was made at our AGM in September entitled A Journey of Remembrance. For those not able to attend a copy of the presentation in pdf format can be downloaded here (filesize 6.5Mb). Thank you to Pete Vickery for putting the presentation together and to Mel Bishop for additional photography.
A record of our previous visit in 2011 can be seen on our RFC Heritage page.
Sat 1st November KO 3.00pm
Depart Mad Stad 8.15am
West St Reading 8.30am
Fri 21st November KO 19.45pm
Depart West St Reading 3.45pm
Mad Stad 4.00pm
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Following our Fans' Forum on 4th September we have no further events planned at this time.
Why not find out more about RFC Former Players Association on their website?
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