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 - Join Online Today
Our membership season runs from 1st July 2016 to 30th June 2017. 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. You can apply online here.
STAR AGM and Fans Forum with Jaap Stam 8.00pm Thursday 1st September
Our 14th Annual General Meeting will be held at 8.00 pm on Thursday 1st September 2016 in the Princess Suite at the Madejski Stadium. All members are welcome, entry is by membership card. You can download the Agenda here.
At the AGM there are four candidates standing for election to the STAR Board and their election statements can be downloaded by clicking below.
The AGM will be followed by our first Fans Forum of the season with guest Jaap STAM. This popular event will give you the opportunity to hear from, and put your questions to Jaap. As always, you need to be a current STAR member to attend although you can join on the door but please allow extra time if joining on the night (or alternatively you can join online from this website - see panel above).
We look forward to seeing you for what will no doubt be an entertaining evening!
STAR 2016-17 Predictor Competition - Closes 1st September
Have you got your FREE Member entry in yet?
The STAR Predictor competition is back for 2016-17 with a top prize of £300! And it could take you as little as a minute to enter and cost you nothing. have you got your entry in yet?
The competition is based on the number of points gathered by the 92 league clubs during the season. You pick 17 of them and if your 17 have the highest aggregate points total you win the 1st prize. 2nd prize is £100 and 3rd prize is £75. All will become clear when you download the entry form (see below).
The FREE Predictor entry is another benefit of STAR membership. Members can buy one extra chance to win for £5 (as can non-members). Last season only about 10% of members entered the competition so there was a decent chance of winning. Obviously you have to join STAR before the Predictor competition entry deadline of 1st September 2016. And to make it even more interesting for early joiners and entrants there is a special £25 prize for the best entry received before a ball is kicked by Reading on 6th August.
Alternatively, and if you are looking to pay for an entry, you can download the pdf version, complete and send it by post together with your payment or hand it in at the STAR base.
Good luck to all who enter!
2016-17 Membership Card Collections
For those members who have already joined us for the 2016-17 season you can collect your Membership, Mega Store Discount cards and 2016-17 season STAR badge from the STAR Base before any Home match or Tuesday evening between 7.30pm and 9.00pm (except when playing away).
Membership cards can also be collected before the AGM/Fans Forum on 1st September.New members are most welcome to join on these days as well.
Keeping Updated With Our Email Bulletins
As part of our continued efforts to improve email communication to members we operate a strict member e-mailing list incorporating the latest best practice. When completing your membership application we use the email address from your application to contact you with our Bulletins and Reading Matter newsletters.
As with other organisations, we have found in the past that some email accounts on our mailing list become outdated, become full or otherwise unavailable, especially web based accounts such as Gmail and Hotmail and repeated attempts to send to those addresses can unfortunately be interpreted by internet providers as spam. To help improve deliverability and avoid problems associated with spam filtering, emails returned to us as undelivered or unavailable are removed from our main mailing list. We will make a further attempt to contact those account holders to re-subscribe but if unsuccessful those email addresses will remain off future circulations.
You can also help by marking our address of firstname.lastname@example.org as a 'friendly' email in your spam filters or if you are changing your email address you can update this using the 'Update Preferences' link in the footer of our Bulletins. If you prefer not to receive these emails you can of course use the 'unsubscribe' link also in the footer.
We hope this will lead to an improvement for the vast majority of our members. Should you find you have not been receiving emails from us, and have checked your spam filter, please contact email@example.com with your details.
STAR is very pleased to see Reading FC take the lead on ticket pricing in the Championship in 2016-17 with its £20 structure for fans in the Eamonn Dolan Stand and away fans. The initiative was commended at the national Football Supporters' Federation summit at the weekend, alongside the £30 cap on away ticket prices in the Premier League and Arsenal and Swansea subsidising their away fans ticket costs.
In October 2015 STAR organised a march around the Madejski Stadium behind the ‘Twenty’s Plenty’ banner and gathered a 300 signature strong petition backing the campaign. The subject of ticket pricing and reciprocal away ticket pricing has been raised by STAR in meetings with the Club senior management throughout last season (30th September, 9th November, 17th February, 11th April and 23rd May) and noted on this website. STAR’s sustained efforts will have had some influence on the decision.
STAR sincerely hopes that Reading’s £20 deal works both in terms of increasing numbers at home games and “inspiring” other Championship clubs to follow suit.
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.
We will be opening the STAR shop for coach bookings before all home games and Tuesday evenings between 7.30 and 9.00pm when not playing away.
Away coach travel is only available to STAR members. You will need to produce your 2016-17 membership card before booking.
We look forward to you travelling with us this season.
Saturday 27th August KO 3.00pm
Depart West Street Reading 10.30am
Mad Stad 10.45am
Saturday 17th September KO 3.00pm
Depart Mad Stad 8.45am
West Street Rdg 9.00am
Tuesday 27th September KO 19.45pm
Depart West Street Rdg 4.00pm
Mad Stad 4.15pm
For away ground information visit:
Date for your Diary
AGM / Fans Forum with Jaap Stam Thursday 1st September from 8pm. See details on left.
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?
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