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.
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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 - November
The latest of our regular meetings with RFC senior managers took place at the Mad Stad on 9th November and included supporter issues such as Twenty's Plenty campaign for away ticket prices, announcements of away team line ups and goal scorers and traffic light phasing 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Royal Elm Park
During October STAR attended all four of the public consultations about the development of the area around the stadium and spoke to both the organisers and the public at these sessions. We also ran a short survey amongst our away travellers to see what fans thought of the plans from the perspective of football supporters. Thanks to all those who filled this in on the coaches to Fulham.
You can read more on the plans and view a gallery of images of the new proposals on getreading. If you’d also like the chance to share your views with STAR please let us know your thoughts on the following points by emailing us at email@example.com
1. What do you see as the advantages of these proposals to you, speaking as a Reading FC supporter?
2. What do you see as the disadvantages of these proposals to you, speaking as a Reading FC supporter?
3. What do you see as the advantages of these proposals to Reading FC?
4. What do you see as the disadvantages of these proposals to Reading FC?
5. Please describe how the proposed changes to the transport and parking arrangements would, if at all, affect your journeys to and from the stadium on match days?
STAR is busy compiling a full response to the club about the development plans and has a meeting scheduled in mid-November.
Gary Deards’ Readibus
Players and management at Reading FC were at the launch of a new ReadiBus that will be enabling disabled fans to continue to attend home and away games. Disabled supporters have been able to travel to matches direct from their front door on ReadiBus for many years - the new bus replaces the existing one. The service to away games is provided courtesy of STAR and is for supporters with restricted mobility who cannot get to games by car or by other public transport.
The new bus is dedicated to the memory of Gary Deards, a former user of the service, board member of STAR and Vice-Chair of Level Playing Field, the national charity that campaigns for better access for disabled people in football. Gary Deards passed away in March 2014.
The bus has been given the fleet number 106 – a number known to Reading fans for the record points total in the 2005-6 championship winning season and is able to take up to five seated passengers plus three travelling in a wheelchair and will be driven to matches by volunteers who have been trained by ReadiBus staff.
Ian Maynard, Board Member of STAR commented, “It is a honour for STAR to be involved with this. Gary was well liked and he worked very hard and effectively on behalf of disabled football fans.” We look forward to the new bus being well used in this season and in the future.
Peter Absolon, General Manager of ReadiBus, added, “it is a great testament to Steve Clarke and the players that they took the time to come and join in and to meet some of the bus-users and Gary’s father.”
If you are a fan who would like to become involved as a volunteer to drive the minibus to home or away games or if you have restricted mobility and would like to use the bus to travel to home or away games, contact ReadiBus at www.readibus.org.uk. (Note that you need to join or be a member of STAR in order to book for travel to away games).
Service Of Remembrance For Former Players
The annual Service of Remembrance took place at the Memorial Wall near the players' entrance at 1.45pm on Saturday, 31 October. The service was conducted by Rev. Vernon Orr.
STAR member, Mick Stocks laid a wreath on behalf of STAR in memory of former players who lost their lives during the two World Wars in the service of their country.
Tributes were also laid by Carol Buckell, representing the families of the fallen players, Oliver Pring on behalf of the young supporters and Sir John Madejski on behalf of the Football Club.
Representatives from the Vice Presidents' Club, Former Players' Association and the Royal British Legion were also invited to lay tributes.
Thank you to all supporters who joined us.
STAR Predictor Competition Update - 17th October.
Did you make your free entry to this years Predictor Competition? If so you can see where you are in the competition by downloading the scores as of 17th October.
The Predictor Competition involves using judgment to select one team from each of 17 groups – 17 teams in all (or just have a guess!). As the season progresses points are gained based on the results of your chosen teams. The member scores the number of points their teams end the season with (after any deductions).
The member with the most points at the end of the season 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!
PRESTON NORTH END
Sat 12th December KO 3.00pm
Depart Mad Stad 8.00am
Depart West St Reading 8.15am
Weds 16th Dec KO 7.45pm
Depart Mad Stad 12.00 noon
Depart West St Reading 12.15pm
Sat 26th Dec KO 5.15pm
Depart Mad Stad 11.45 am
Depart West St Reading 12.00
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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 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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