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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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Our supporters around the UK and rest of the world.
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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 - join online today

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Our membership season runs from 1st July 2014 to 30th June 2015. Our membership fees remain unchanged for the last 12 years at £10 for adults and £5 for under 18 yrs and over 65 yrs. You can find out more about membership of STAR and benefits on our Membership page where you can also join online. 

No Bank Holiday Football At Blackpool

STAR is particularly disappointed that Reading’s match at Blackpool on Easter Monday has been re-scheduled for an evening kick-off the following day. An away trip to Blackpool on a Bank Holiday is a highlight of the season for some fans who will have made weekend or travel plans around the fixture when it was announced over six months ago.

The reason for the switch is not the usual one of TV coverage – and we realise we have to accept those for the general health of the game. It is simply for the ease and convenience of the clubs, getting an extra day off after their matches on Easter Saturday. There is a good reason why matches have been scheduled on Bank Holidays for the last hundred years – it’s because that’s when more fans are available to watch them! The choice for Reading fans here is going to a game on what for most people is a day off or, effectively taking two days off work to get to Blackpool and back for an evening kick-off.

The prime purpose of having a professional football club sometimes seems to get lost these days. It’s there to provide football on a regular, frequent and accessible basis for the local paying public. Too often this purpose is ignored by people working within the game in order to suit their own narrow ends. Yes, maybe it is a bit more difficult to play two games in three days but it’s the same for both clubs and Bank Holiday football is part of what English football is all about. And why wait until January to make this decision? It could have been made last June when the fixtures came out – and supporters’ expectations would have been more ‘comfortably managed’.

 

STAR Page Match Day Programme - Middlesbrough

If you were unable to make the Middlesbrough game or decided not to buy the match day programme you can download and view our contribution to the programme on the STAR page here.

 

STAR and RFC Senior Managers Meeting January

On 13th January representatives from STAR held their regular meeting with Senior Managers from the club. Topics discussed included preparation for marking the anniversary of the Bradford fire disaster, Player of the Season, Academy Honours board among others.

A summary of the notes can be downloaded here.

If supporters have any questions, concerns or observations suitable for consideration at the next meeting please contact us at info@star-reading.org

 

Dave Hunt's Annual Review of Latest RFC Finances

Regular STAR members will know that each year STAR member Dave Hunt delves into the latest published finances of RFC, combines them with answers from specific questions he has raised with the them, adds his opinions and produces a valuable insight into the club finances in a way that can be more easily understood by the majority of supporters.

Woven into the details of Dave's latest article, which covers July 2013-June 2014, are explanations to help fans understand the impact of player's wages, transfers, club assets, the present Board structure and impact of Financial Fair Play and the new Thai ownership.

A 'must read' for every Reading supporter! You can download and read a copy here.

 

Government Seek Views of Disabled Sports Fans

Disabled sports fans are being asked by the Government to take part in the largest ever survey of their experiences as spectators. Level Playing Field, to which STAR are affiliated, welcomes this announcement with the government commissioning the largest ever survey of disabled sports fans across the UK. This is a great opportunity for disabled people across the UK to have their say, including those that are regular match going fans and those that can still only aspire to attend matches at their favourite club or venue.

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The survey will close on 28th February 2015, so please make sure you have your say before that date! You can read more and take part in the survey here.

 

STAR Page Match Day Programme - Watford & Norwich

If you were unable to make either of these games or decided not to buy the match day programme you can download our contribution to the STAR page here for both the Watford and Norwich programmes.

 

STAR Predictor Competition Update December

If you entered this seasons Predictor competition then you can check on your progress using the link below. The Predictor is a competition involving selecting one team from each of 17 groups – 17 teams in all. The entrant scores the number of points that team ends the season on (after any deductions). The person with the most points wins 35% of all entry fees, the second highest gets 10% and the third highest gets 5%.

As of 13th December Colin Ford retains his lead with 577 points with Alan Wellsteed and Mike Bullock close behind on 565.

Participants can check their position by downloading the scores table here.

 

Welcome to Steve Clarke

STAR would like to welcome Steve Clarke to our Football Club in the warmest terms. Steve’s record as a coach is first class and we believe that his appointment is undoubtedly a positive step in changing the Club’s on-field fortunes; bringing the consistency that has been missing in recent weeks. We are confident that he will be able to move the Club in the right direction and we are sure that all supporters will rally behind him and the team during his first match on Saturday.”

We look forward to supporters having an early opportunity of meeting him at a Fans' Forum and hearing his vision for Reading FC.


We would like to ensure as many members as possible can benefit from our travel service. To avoid disappointment please book early.

Wolves

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Depart Mad Stad 9.30am
West St Reading 9.45am
Cost £15

 

Derby FA Cup

derby.gifSat 14th February KO 3.00pm
Depart West St Reading 9.15am
Mad Stad 9.30am
Cost £15

 

Ipswich

ipswich.gifSat 21st February KO 3.00pm
Depart West St Reading 9.15am
Mad Stad 9.30am
Cost £16

 

Huddersfield

huddersfield.gifTues 24th February KO 19.45pm
Depart Mad Stad 1.00pm
West St Reading 1.15pm
Cost £20

 

Bolton

bolton.gifTues 3rd March KO 8.00pm
Depart Mad Stad 1.00pm
West St Reading 1.15pm
Cost £20

 

For away ground information visit: 

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STAR Annual Quiz Night at the Tilehurst British Legion Club, Reading on Thursday 22 January - see news on left for full details.

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Why not find out more about RFC Former Players Association on their website?




January 31st
Royals are understood to have made two bids for IFK Gothenburg's 27-year-old forward
January 31st
Follow all the action from Madejski Stadium as Royals host the Owls in the Championship (3pm kick-off)
January 31st
Royals' boss provides his reaction to the victory over Sheffield Wednesday at Madejski Stadium



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