If you are passionate about football and passionate about Reading FC then join us at STAR.

The Supporters Trust At Reading is a Registered Society under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014 in the name of Reading Football Supporters' Society Limited

What you get when you join STAR

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Benefits of STAR membership include:

Away Travel: STAR runs coaches to all first team away games, for members only, at great value prices and provide a service that allows 14-17 year-olds to travel independently. 

fans1.jpgRepresentation: STAR is a democratically accountable, community-minded non-profit making supporters’ organisation dedicated to representing the views of Reading fans to the Football Club, football governing bodies authorities, the media and the local community. The more members we have, the louder our collective voice is!

Fans’ Forums: Free entry to members-only Question and Answer evenings with key RFC people – players, management and other staff. Fans’ Forums are held throughout the season.

Royalty Points: For the 2017-18 season STAR members receive 20 Loyalty Points onto their RFC membership allowing higher priority to big-games and scarce tickets.

MegaStore Discount: Members receive a voucher for 10% off at the Megastore (Discount voucher only valid for personal visit at Megastore and not currently for purchases online).

Communications: STAR Bulletins are sent by email to members roughly once a fortnight with all the latest events, travel news and STAR views on important issues (please note our email policy to reduce spam below). Once a season members receive our magazine Reading Matter which takes a serious and a humorous look at Reading FC and STAR.

Free enamel badge: For the first one thousand members to join in 2017-18.

Predictor Competition: Free entry into our long-established annual Predictor competition with cash prizes up to £150.fans2.jpg

Share Ownership: Each Trust Member owns a £1 nominal share in the Trust, and each eligible member has the right to stand for election to the Trust Board, to vote in the election of Trust Board representatives and to attend the AGM. (NB Under Trust rules, members must be aged 18 or over to vote – members under this age join as 'affiliated members' and are not eligible to vote or stand for Board membership).

Our Email Communications

As part of our continued efforts to improve email communication to members we operate a strict member e-mailing list incorporating the latest best practice. When completing your membership application we use the email address from your application to contact you with our Bulletins and Reading Matter newsletters.

We have found in the past that some email accounts on our mailing list become outdated during the season, become full or otherwise unavailable, especially web based accounts such as Gmail and Hotmail and repeated attempts to send to those addresses can unfortunately be interpreted by internet providers as spam.  To help improve deliverability and avoid problems associated with spam filters, emails returned to us as undelivered or unavailable are automatically removed from our main mailing list. We will make a further attempt to contact those account holders to re-subscribe but if unsuccessful those email addresses will remain off our mailing list. You can also help by marking our address of e-star@star-reading.org as a 'friendly' email in your spam filters.

We hope this will lead to an improvement for the vast majority of our members. Should you find you have not been receiving emails from us, and have checked your spam filter, please contact websupport@star-reading.org with your details.

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Joining STAR is simple and straightforward!

Our membership season runs from 1st July to 30th June to match the football season. Our membership fees are £10 for adults and £5 for under 18's and over 65's. You can now apply online for membership for 2017-18 season here.

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Alternatively you can download a paper application form here and send it with a cheque by post or bring your completed application form with you to the STAR base on home match days in the new season. If applying by post send your application with the appropriate payment to:

STAR Membership
5 Chapel Lane
Riseley
Reading
RG7 1QU

If you have any membership queries please contact 07423 747225.

Some Important Documents

STAR Rules - This document has been copied from the original rules as registered on 28th March 2002, and was last updated June 2011. You can download a copy of STAR Rules here.

STAR Data Protection Policy - STAR processes personal data in respect of members and occasionally third parties in order to fulfil its roles and obligations. Although STAR is a ‘Not for Profit’ organisation that is exempt from registering with the Information Commissioner, it  still complies with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 98 to ensure that your rights are properly protected. Our data protection policy outlines how STAR will comply with the law and protect your rights. You can download a copy here.

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