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.
Use our dedicated travel services for all away matches.
Our supporters around the UK and rest of the world.
Open to members throughout the season.
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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 - Huddersfield
Each RFC home match programme contains a page written by ourselves on issues and news of interest to supporters. For those who did not purchase a programme, or not able to attend the match, you can download a copy of the STAR page here.
STAR 2014-15 Team Predictor Competition
Once again STAR is running our Team Predictor for the 2014-15 season, a fun competition where you could also receive a cash prize. The more who enter the bigger the prizes!
Simply select one team from each of a number of groups – 17 teams in all. You score the number of points that team ends the season on. The person with the most points wins 35% of all entry fees, the second highest gets 10% and the third gets 5%. We will be publishing positions regularly throughout the season.
Half of all entry fees will be donated to the Reading FC Academy for use on a specific project they could not otherwise afford (e.g. tournament travel/expenses etc). Each entry costs £5. You can enter as many times as you like and is open to non-members as well as members. Closing date for entries has been extended to 5th September.
You can download a copy of the entry form here. You can hand in completed entries to the STAR shop, post to the address on the form or if you are coming to our AGM and Fans' Forum (see below) you can hand it in there.
Match Day Programme STAR Page - Ipswich
From the Match day programme for Ipswich you can download a copy of the STAR page here.
STAR AGM Thursday 4th September...
Our Annual General Meeting will be taking place at 8pm on Thursday 4th September in the Princess Suite at the Madejski Stadium. All members are welcome and this provides an opportunity to get to meet the new and existing volunteers who provide support to run STAR on your behalf.
There have been 6 Board Nominations received from Melanie Bishop, Martin Brailli, Vicci Elliot, Richard Langley, Paula Martin and Ian Maynard and in support of their nominations each has prepared an election statement.
A copy of these statements can be downloaded here.
You can find out more about how STAR is run and download a copy of last years minutes on our About STAR page.
...followed by Fans' Forum with Nigel Adkins
The AGM will be followed by our first Fans' Forum of the season with Nigel Adkins as our guest.
This is an ideal opportunity for supporters to put questions to Nigel in an informal atmosphere, perhaps find out the real stories behind last seasons headlines and find out about the plans for building this seasons team? The evening and content is shaped around your questions. If you cannnot attend in person you can email your question to email@example.com and we will endevour to include it during the evening. The questions and answers will appear in a future edition of our newsletter Reading Matter.
A relaxed Nigel Adkins speaking with members during a break in last season's Fans' Forum
The AGM and Fans' Forum are open to members only and entry is by production of your current (2014-15) membership card although new members can join up on the night. If you can make it to the event we look forward to seeing you on the night.
STAR Travel Away Coach Bookings and Member Card Collection
The STAR shop is now taking coach bookings for the Middlesbrough and Sheffield Wednesday matches - see panel on right for details.
The shop is open before all Home matches and Tuesday evenings between 7.30pm - 9pm.
You will need your 2014-15 STAR membership card with you in order to make a booking. If you have not yet collected your card you can do so before making a booking.
Members will also be able to collect their 2014-15 membership card and voucher from a marquee outside the STAR shop before the Ipswich match on Saturday 16th August or on any other occasion when open from the membership desk within the shop.
If you haven't yet completed your 2014-15 membership and intend to renew then an early application online makes it easier to have your card ready for collection and avoid the queues that sometimes occur when signing up at the start of the season.
Those members and Exiles who have chosen postal delivery, these will be sent out early August.
STAR Represented in Parliament Consultation
On 2nd July STAR Board member Roger Titford attended a consultation with the shadow sports minister Clive Efford MP at the Houses of Parliament. Around 25 delegates from supporters trust, supporters clubs, Supporters Direct and the National Federation were present to ensure the views of supporters are being put forward.
The discussion covered football governance, supporters representation and ownership models. We will continue to monitor and contribute to this ongoing debate.
ROBSON-KANU Shirt Auction
STAR has a framed Hal Robson-Kanu shirt for auction by sealed bid. The shirt is a match day shirt worn by Welsh International Hal Robson-Kanu and has been signed by twenty-two Reading players and members of staff.
The money raised will go to The Avenue School, Reading. Closing date for the bids is Thursday 4th September 2014 at 8.30pm and the winner will be revealed, subject to their permission, at the STAR AGM that night.
Please send your bid to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop it into the STAR Base at the start of next season.
Sat 23rd August KO 3pm
Depart Mad Stad 9.45am
West Street Reading 10.00am
Scunthorpe United (Cup)
Tues 26th August KO 7.45pm
Depart Mad Stad 1.30pm
West Street Reading 1.45pm
Sat 30th August KO 3pm
Depart Mad Stad 6.30am
West Street Reading 6.45am
Sat 20th September KO 3pm
Depart Mad Stad 9.15am
West Street Reading 9.30am
Just a reminder that to enjoy STAR Travel supporters must have taken out STAR membership for the 2014-15 season. This can be done online or at the time of booking (to avoid delay you should download and take a completed membership form with you).
For away ground information visit:
STAR AGM and First Fans' Forum of 2014-15 Season
See details in the news section on the left.
Why not find out more about 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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