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 regulated by the Financial Services 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.
Join STAR Online for new 2013/14 season from Monday 27th May
Our annual membership runs from 1st July to 30th June each year. Online and postal applications are now closed for the current season but applications for the 2013/14 season can be made from midday on Monday 27th May. Any supporters wishing to book coach travel to the West Ham game can apply for membership in person at the STAR HQ. Our membership for 2013/14 remains at £10 for adults and £5 for under 18 yrs and over 65 yrs. So to enjoy a season of benefits, including 10 Royalty points on your RFC Member account, free entry to Fans' Forums, regular email updates and access to all away coach bookings with STAR Travel, sign up for the forthcoming season early!
Online payments can be made securely and quickly 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 an application form and send it with a cheque by post or bring it with you to the STAR base on home match days.
You can find out more about membership of STAR on our Membership page.
Alternatively from Monday 27th May you can download a membership application form here and send your application and payment in the post.
Player of the Season Presentation 2012-13
During poor weather ahead of the final home game of the season STARs Cis Platten, who holds the honour of being our oldest member, presented Adam le Fondre with the supporters' Player of the Season Trophy for 2012-13.
Pictured with Cis, Adam and Anton is STAR Board member Helen Bullen who coordinated this years voting in conjunction with The Reading Chronicle.
Weymouth Day Trip Saturday 22nd June
Following its absence last year due to the Olympics, the STAR day trip to the coast returns again this year on Saturday June 22nd departing at 9am from the Madejski Stadium. Tickets cost £10.00 for Adults, £5.00 Youths and under 5’s free. Please note those wishing to take an under 5 must bring their own child safety/booster seat.
Bookings can be made at the STAR base or in case of difficulty email email@example.com.
STAR Predictor League Positions at 5th May
The STAR Predictor is a fun competion to see who can predict the highest number of winning teams across the season drawn from 17 groups of teams. Part of the entry fees go towards RFC Academy for use in a specific project they would not otherwise be able to afford and the remainder is split between the top 3 winners.
Those members who have entered can check how well they are doing for results as at 5th May by downloading the rankings list here. It looks like a close finish with Paul Hobbs moved up from second place to take the lead with 1150 points with Mike Parry in second place with 1145! How are you doing?
2013/14 STAR Membership Fees Remain Unchanged
We are pleased to announce that for the 10th consecutive season the membership fees to join STAR next season remain unchanged at only £10 for adults and £5 for under 18s and those over 65. Online membership for the current season is now closed although still available from the STAR base if supporters wish to join to make a coach booking for the final West Ham game.
Membership applications for next season will be available online from midday on Monday 27th May. Please note that there will no longer be any postal reminders sent to current members before the start of next season which will make a significant savings in postage costs. If you do not wish to apply online paper applications can still be made by downloading a copy of the membership form which will be available from here, use the copy which will be available in the next printed version of Reading Matter or in person at the STAR base at the start of next season.
Disappointment Over High West Ham Ticket Prices!
There have been reactions from supporters over the high price of tickets to the final game of the season away against West Ham on Sunday 19th May, especially when Reading fans traditionally celebrate wth a sea of inflatables bouncing among the crowd!
STAR is running coaches for those who want to go but can quite understand the views of those who don't wish to. Indeed many members of the STAR board are choosing not to go with a ticket price of £49 being a significant factor.
STAR is supporting the Football Supporters' Federation's "Twenty's Plenty" campaign and urges members to visit their campaign website and sign the on-line petition.
The Annual 'Supporter View' of RFC Finances
Once again our thanks go to STAR member Dave Hunt who gives us a fascinating insight into the finances behind the football club in his annual look at the latest accounts.
The article concerns itself with last season’s finances (up to 30 June 2012) and activities during a season of major change with the new ownership and a great barnstorming finish and promotion (albeit short lived) into the Premier League.
A 'must read' for all Reading fans, you can download a copy here.
Football Governance - STAR’s comments to the Football Authorities' Proposals
Towards the end of 2010, the House of Commons Select Committee on Culture, Media and Sport, began an investigation into Football Governance (the way football is run) in England and Wales. As part of that, STAR submitted its own comments which have previously been published on this web-site.
The Committee subsequently published its recommendations which both the Government and STAR broadly supported. The Football Authorities were asked for their response, as a result of which their Proposals were published in February 2012.
On 15th March 2012, STAR responded to these Proposals which you can download and read here.
Would you like to help support the running of STAR as a Board Member?
STAR would welcome members putting themselves forward for election to the Board of Supporters’ Trust At Reading at its next Annual General Meeting in September 2013. In order to stand for election you need to be a fully paid up member of STAR and be aged 18 or over. You must be proposed and seconded by two other fully paid up STAR members and have the support of a further two fully paid up STAR members who are willing to back your candidacy.
If you are interested and would like to find out more on what is involved you can call into the STAR base on home match days or download an application form. Closing date for receipt of nominations is 31st May.
That's It For This Season!
We hope you enjoyed travelling with us this season. Don't forget our Weymouth trip on 22nd June, details are on the left. From all on the Travel team and our travel partners Horseman Coaches we hope to see you again next season.
We have no further events planned at this time. Our last event was the Quiz Night on Wednesday 24th April at the Mad Stad and details of the winners will appear here soon.
Not yet ready to join STAR as a full member?
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