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 - join online today
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.
Barclays Premier League Trophy Photo Opportunity
On the 4th December the Reading Broad Street branch of Barclays we will have the Barclays Premier League Trophy on the premises between 9am and 8pm. Branch Manager Steve Sargant is keen to give football fans the opportunity to have photos with the trophy and invites any interested members to come along.
They will also be having a raffle for a pair of tickets to see Arsenal v QPR on the 26th December (though you'll probably prefer watching Reading at Brighton!).
STAR Predictor Competition Update
If you entered this seasons Predictor competition then you can check on your progress 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 16th November Colin Ford currently leads the table with 448 points with Alan Wellsteed close behind on 447 and Roger Titford 3rd with 432 points.
Participants can check their position by downloading the scores table here.
STAR Page Match Day Programme - Charlton
If you were unable to make the game or decided not to buy the match day programme for the Charlton fixture you can download a copy of the STAR page here.
Remembrance Ceremony for Former Reading FC Players
Outside the Players’ Entrance on Saturday 8th November 2014 before the Charlton match, almost 100 years to the day that World War One began, a service was held in front of the memorial for our former Reading players who tragically lost their lives in battle in the First and Second World Wars.
Supporters joined Reading FC Chaplain Steve Prince as the Rev. Vernon Orr took the service. Wreaths were laid by Sir John Madejski on behalf of Reading Football Club, Pete Vickery on behalf of STAR, Ron Grant on behalf of The Reading FC Former Players' Association, Blake Meier for the young Reading Supporters, relatives of fallen players and the British Legion.
STAR Welcomes Football's Fit and Proper Person Test Legal Boost
STAR warmly welcomes Damian Collins MP's Football Governance Bill and wishes it every success. Even in the USA clubs have more protection from undesirable and secretive owners than clubs in the UK. Frankly, this should be an uncontroversial measure supported by all sides of the House. In a period of little legislative activity we would hope this can be enacted within this Parliament and not just become the subject of another manifesto commitment to football governance reform.
STAR has recently queried with the Football League the lack of any supporter voice in the Owners and Directors Test process and awaits a full reply on this related matter.
You can read more about the bill here.
STAR and RFC Senior Managers Meeting
On 22nd October representatives from STAR held their regular meeting with Senior Managers from the club. Topics discussed included the direction of the club following ownership change, impetus and momentum of the club, the new family area at the stadium and the Royalty Points scheme among others.
If supporters have any questions, concerns or observations suitable for consideration at the next meeting please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
STAR Page Match Day Programme - Rotherham
If you were unable to make the game or decided not to buy the match day programme for Rotherham you can download a copy of the STAR page here.
Sandy Hook Shirt Auction - First Scholarship Award
Last year STAR joined a number of supporters groups and football clubs from around the world in donating a signed football shirt with a number 26 to help raise money for a scholarship fund in memory of teacher Rachel Marie D’Avino. Rachel was one of the 26 victims of the tragic shooting that occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut on December 14, 2012.
Dave Clarke, Head Women's Soccer Coach recently updated STAR with the project and first scholarship award.
Dave writes, "Proceeds from the online auction totalled $26,000. This project was coordinated with Ms. D'Avino’s cousin, Lauren (Carmody) Grenier ’03, a Quinnipiac women’s soccer alumna. The Rachel D’Avino Memorial Endowed Scholarship will be made annually to a graduate of Newtown High school with a strong academic record of achievement. Preference will be given to a student who was enrolled at Sandy Hook Elementary School during the 2012-13 academic year and/or to a student pursuing a career in teaching.
The first Rachel D’Avino Scholarship was awarded to Christopher Miller, a resident of Sandy Hook who is currently a senior at Quinnipiac University. He is majoring in History with an interest to enter the Education program upon graduation this coming May.
On behalf of Quinnipiac Soccer and the family of Rachel D’Avino we would like to say a heartfelt thank you for your generous donation of a signed Reading FC shirt to the Quinnipiac SHES26 Soccer Auction".
Match Day Programme STAR Pages - Blackpool and Derby
STAR have a regular page in the match day programme for each of the home matches. If you were unable to get to the match, or decided not to buy a programme for the Blackpool game on 25th October you can download a copy of our STAR page notes here.
The notes for the previous home match against Derby on 18th October can also be downloaded here.
Sat 29th November KO 3.00pm
Depart West St Reading 8.30pm
Mad Stad 8.45am
Sat 13th December KO 3.00pm
Depart Mad Stad 10.15pm
West St Reading 10.30am
Fri 26th December KO 3.00pm
Depart West St Reading 10.45am
Mad Stad 11.00am
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Following our Fans' Forum on 4th September we have no further events planned at this time.
Why not find out more about RFC Former Players Association on their website?
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