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 - Apply Online Today
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 a free entry into our Predictor Competition (entries close 6th September - see news item below), 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.
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. You can apply online here.
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 normally be available for collection from the STAR Base when next open. 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.
You can find out more about membership of STAR and benefits on our Membership page.
STAR AGM and Fans' Forum - Thursday 3rd September
Our 13th Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday 3rd September 2015 in the Princess Suite at the Madejski Stadium. All members are welcome, doors open at 7.30pm for an 8.00pm start.The agenda for the evening can be downloaded here. You can also download the minutes from the 2014 AGM.
Six candidates are standing for election to the STAR Board at the AGM and each candidate has submitted their election statement which can be read below:
The AGM will be followed by our first Fans' Forum of this season. For those who have not attended one of our Forums before, these events are where members can have an opportunity to put questions to RFC staff and players, past and present. Questions can be on a range of topics and the evening is entirely audience led in an informal atmosphere away from the match day pressures.
Our guests taking your questions for the evening will be Assistant Manager Kevin Keen and goalkeeper coach Dave Beasant.
Entry to the AGM and Fans' Forum is for members only (please remember to bring your member card) although new members can join on the night.
If you have cannot make the evening but have a question for either guest you can send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. A summary of the questions and answers will be made available to members.
STAR Predictor Competition 2015-16 FREE Entry - £300 First Prize!
Entry Closes Sunday 6th September
Join STAR before 6th September 2015 and get one free entry into our Predictor Competition – now with its biggest prize fund ever.
The Predictor is a competition which runs throughout the 2015-16 football season involving using your judgment to select one team from each of 17 groups – 17 teams in all. As the season progresses you gain points based on the results of your chosen teams. You score the number of points your teams end the season with (after any deductions). The member with the most points wins £300, the second highest wins £100, the third wins £75 and the fourth £25. The person with the lowest points wins a booby prize of STAR’s choice!
The competition is open to STAR members only. All members can enter. As well as the free entry adult members can make additional entries at £5 each.
You can download a paper entry form here (pdf) and either post your entry to the address on the form or hand it into the STAR Base.
The closing date for receipt of entries is midnight on Sunday 6th September 2015. Good Luck!
Twenty's Plenty "Weekend Of Action"
STAR will be looking to support this national campaign on 3rd October. The protests will shine the media spotlight on the issue of high ticket prices and hopefully encourage clubs to limit the price of away fan tickets to £20. It is worth noting Reading took over 2000 fans to Portsmouth on 25th August when tickets were £10.
You can find out more about the campaign and how you can show support by visiting the Football Supporters Federation website.
RFC Managers Meeting With STAR - August
The first of our regular meetings for this season with RFC managers took place at the Mad Stad on 3rd August and included supporter issues including review of matchday procedures, away tickets and late notice fixture changes amongst others.
If you have matters for consideration of raising at the next meeting please email them to email@example.com
Statement On FA Fine
STAR is disappointed with the level of fine imposed by the FA for the pitch invasion that followed the FA Cup 6th Round replay with Bradford.
STAR believes that the Club did everything it could reasonably do to prevent a pitch invasion and was correct to defend its position at the FA hearing. When it was clear that the invasion could not be prevented STAR considers that the Club took the necessary steps to ensure the safety and security of all supporters, which must be seen as its prime responsibility.
Whilst clearly the vast majority of those supporters who encroached onto the pitch did so to express their joy at the result the harshness of the fine on the Club should act as a salutary lesson to fans thinking about invading the pitch in future.
POWER OF THE PAST - is today a lucky or unlucky day for Reading?
This season we’ll be tweeting before every game about how lucky / unlucky each day has been for Reading in the past. Based on all our results since 1920 we can calculate how successful Reading have been on this particular day of the year. Is this match day one of our lucky days? We’ve given three points for a win and one for a draw based on past results and then worked out the % of ‘points’ we would have gained on this day. The higher the % the better it’s been for us. Anything above 54% is a lucky day, anything below 44% is an unlucky day, anything between is ho hum.
The stats come from Reading fan and legendary statistician Strap’s wonder database but the calculations are the responsibility of STAR. Whether you bet on this information is entirely down to you. But we’re (as in a few STAR Board members using our own money) going to have a cheeky quid on each one and see how profitable the Power of the Past can be.
If you don't use Twitter you can follow the tweets from the panel on the lower right of this page.
STAR Shop Opening For Away Coach Travel Bookings
The STAR Base will be open for coach bookings again this season on Tuesdays evenings between 7.30pm and 9.00pm when Reading are not playing away. We will also be open before every Home game.
STAR Travel is only available to members and provides coach travel to all away league and cup fixtures with pick up from either outside the STAR base at the stadium or from outside Primark in West Street, Reading. Parking for those travelling on the coaches at the Mad Stad is free.
Bookings can only be made in person at the STAR base and we can currently only except cash or cheque payments. You will need your 2015-16 membership card with you before being able to book. For those who have joined online but not yet collected their membership card this can be in the form of the confirmation email containing your 2015-16 membership number.
Alternatively you can join at the Membership Desk before making the coach booking although to avoid queues, if you intend to book for this away travel you may find it easier to apply for Membership online.
This will also be a great opportunity for members to hand in their free 2015-16 Predictor competiton entry.
Sat 19th September KO 3.00pm
Depart West St Reading 11.30am
Depart Mad Stad 11.45am
Sat 26th September KO 3.00pm
Depart Mad Stad 8.15am
Depart West St Reading 8.30am
For away ground information visit:
Our AGM will be held at the Mad Stad on Thursday 3rd September followed by our first Fans' Forum of the season. See article on the left for details.
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 events organised by the RFC Former Players Association on their website?
Not yet ready to join STAR as a full member?
Not to worry, you can still join us as an E subscriber by signing up to receive our occasional E-Star Newsletter and keep up to date with our events and news for Reading supporters.
We don't share your email with any one else, simply add it below and we ask you to verify it from the email we will send you. We look forward to welcoming you to our virtual STAR community!
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