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Wellsteeds At The Treable - 2017-18 STAR Predictor Competition Results

The final scores have been totted up for the STAR Predictor 2017-18 competition for which there were 150 entries. First prize (£150) goes to Mark Wellsteed on 1266 points, second and third prizes go to Allan Wellsteed with two entries, each of which achieved 1250 points and prizes of £75 and £50. The £75 prize for the best early bird (pre-season) entry goes to Gareth Pritchard on 1203 points.

Best performance by a STAR Board member (£0) goes to Roger Titford on 1179 points. As no-one ever seems to want to collect the OUFC mug for last place we won’t be awarding it this year. Apologies to this year’s prize winners for putting the 2016-17 prize structure on the last update; this has now been corrected to reflect what was on the 2017-18 entry form. The full list of results can be downloaded here.

 

Reading Sports Personality Award - Reading FC Deaf Team

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STAR sponsored Reading FC Deaf Team were awarded with The Mayor of Reading Team Award at the Reading Sports Personality Awards 2017 held at the Hilton Hotel on Sunday 25th March. The award was presented by The Mayor of Reading, Councillor Rose Williams,  and represents a great finish to another successful season

Pete Vickery, who acts as liaison between STAR and the Teams, represented STAR at the evening award dinner.

Ahead of the presentation the team had a good weekend of football, winning all their three games in round four of the BOBi League. This raises them to second place in the league. They were also playing in Bristol in the second round of the FA People's Cup, which they also won taking them through to the final in April at St. Georges Park.

You can find out more about the Reading FC Deaf Team and their fixtures in the panel on the right.

 

The Real Early History of Reading FC

roger.pngAlmost every history of Reading FC has depended on the first account of its early years written, anonymously, in 1906. It contains numerous errors and biases uncovered by Roger Titford in his 2016 publication of ‘The Lost Years of Reading FC’.

To set the records straight we’re pleased to present an excerpt from his book.
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STAR Secures ACV Listing For The Madejski Stadium

On 13th April STAR were informed that Reading Borough Council had granted our nomination to have the Madejski Stadium listed as an Asset of Community Value. This means that should the owners ever wish to sell it STAR has the right to be informed about this and to make or be part of a bid to purchase it. STAR believes there is no present danger whatsoever of such a sale happening.

Supporters Trusts and other bodies at other clubs have been granted ACVs, notably at Old Trafford, Anfield and St James’ Park (Newcastle). In Reading some of our finer pubs and King’s Meadow Pool are also listed as ACVs.


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