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, 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.
You can find out more about membership of STAR and benefits on our Membership page.
RFC Managers Meeting With STAR - September
The latest of our regular meetings with RFC senior managers took place at the Mad Stad on 30th September and included supporter issues such as access to U21 matches, at home ticket printing and fan matchday consultation amongst others.
You can download a summary of notes from the meeting here.
If you have matters for consideration of raising at the next meeting please email them to email@example.com
Twenty's Plenty "Weekend Of Action" - 3rd October
STAR was happy to add its support to this national campaign on 3rd October with banners at the Middlesbrough match. Thank you to those members and non-members who joined us and the Boro fans before the game to show support goes across all clubs with the short march from the STAR Base and signed the petition we’re collecting.
During the weekend fans across the country were demonstrating against the rising cost of following their teams away from home, demanding their clubs adopt Twenty's Plenty. Banners calling for the £20 cap on away tickets were to be at every Premier League ground this weekend, as well many in the Football League.
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.
120 Kilometre Cycle To Bristol Game For #21forDolan
Congratulations to Ben Strickland and Will Davis who completed their 120 kilometre cycle ride to Ashton Gate ahead of the Bristol fixture on Saturday 19th September in not much over five hours. Will and Ben are raising money for charity Cancer Research after taking inspiration from the #21forDolan initiative in support of Reading’s Academy Manager. They have already over-reached their target of raising £1000 but you can still give at their JustGiving fundraising page.
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.
Tues 20th October KO 7.45pm
Depart Mad Stad 1.30pm
Depart West St Reading 1.45pm
Sat 24th October KO 1.30pm
Depart West St Reading 10.15am
Depart Mad Stad 10.30am
Sat 7th November KO 3.00pm
Depart West St Reading 10.30am
Depart Mad Stad 10.45am
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Following our AGM and first Fans' Forum of the season on 3rd September we have no further event details at this time. Please check back here regularly for our next event.
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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