Fans' Events organised throughout the season give a unique opportunity to meet RFC Staff, Players and Former Players.
Throughout the football season we organise a number of our own Fans' Events as well as support events held by other organisations. Normally all STAR organised events are free to members.
Among our most popular events are the Fans' Forums. These involve evenings where members can have an opportunity to hear and question RFC staff and players, past and present, on a range of audience led topics in an informal atmosphere away from the match day pressures.
STAR AGM & Players Fans' Forum 3rd September
The 11th Annual General Meeting of the Supporters Trust At Reading was held on Tuesday 3rd September in the Princess Suite at the Mad Stad. The minutes of the meeting are available for download on our About us page.
Following the formalities of the AGM members took part in our Fans' Forum with guest Alex Pearce. Unfortunately our second guest Hope Akpan had to pull out at the last minute. A summary of the forum was published in the Winter issue of our Reading Matter newsletter.
Fans' Forum with Nigel Adkins 30th July
Our first members' event of the 2013-14 season was a Fans' Forum held at the Madejski Stadium on Tuesday 30th July with guest Nigel Adkins. In the traditional informal atmosphere of our Forums a relaxed Nigel answered questions from both the large audience present on the night and written questions from members who were unable to attend.
A relaxed Nigel Adkins speaking with members during a break in the evenings event
Previous Events - Quiz Night in April at the Mad Stad.
STAR in the Community
STAR were pleased to donate £500 to the RFC Community Trust to enable them to buy some sports equipment suitable for special needs children and adults. The equipment purchased was a curling set, bowls and 24 footballs. In December Dave Strawn from STAR went to the Addington Special needs school in Woodey to watch some of the children using the curling equipment in the gym. The children spent the whole lesson playing the game and had a great time.
In the picture are the children with the curling set and at the back Georgia Graham RFC Community Trust, Dave Strawn STAR, Daniel Rook RFC Community Trust.
STAR Community Project - 2 Day Soccer School
As part of our 10th Anniversary celebrations, STAR sponsored a number of children with special needs to two days of football coaching by Reading FC. Around 25 children attended the two day event held at the Avenue School in Reading during April. The event also saw a visit from Jason Roberts who took part in some heading practise with some of the trainees as well as a question and answer session.
Details and photographs from the day can be downloaded here.
Look out for future Fans' Forums - Your chance to question players and staff
Future date for your diary - 16th April, Quiz with a Difference in the Jazz Cafe. Details to follow.
Our STAR Events are co-ordinated by Wendie Wakefield with organisational support coming from a wider number of STAR Board and team members.
If you have any ideas for events that you would like considered or are looking for further information on our upcoming events please get in touch with us at email@example.com
BBC Radio 5 Live event with audience from STAR
STAR Community Project - STAR is 10 celebrations
Fans' Forum February
Face painting before the Blackpool match
Match 'n' Meal at Buxton after Barnsley match