2014-15 Season STAR Predictor Competition Final Positions

Congratulations to Colin Ford who is this season's Predictor competition winner!  The Predictor is a competition which runs throughout the football season 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 with (after any deductions).

Colin gained 1298 points with Alan Welsteed in second with 1273 with Caroline Manley taking third with 1239. The three winners will be presented with their cash prizes in the near future. Thank you to those who entered and you can check your final scores and positions by downloading the scores table here.

Discussions are currently underway for the 2015-16 competition and we will be publishing the details soon.

RFC Managers Meeting With STAR - 18th May

The latest of our regular meetings with RFC managers took place at the Mad Stad on 18th May and included supporter issues such as the pre-season tour, season tickets, 2015-16 kit and pitch invasion amongst others.

You can download a summary of notes from the meeting here.

If you have matters for consideration of raising at the next meeting please email them to

Commemoration of War-Time Deaths of Former Reading Players

On April 25th wreaths were laid at the Memorial Wall to commemorate the war-time deaths 100 years ago of former Reading players Jack Huggins and Joe Dickenson. STAR Chairman Paul Ellix paid tribute to both men in a short speech. Joe Dickenson’s grand-daughter Cherry Clifford and great grand-daughter Kirsten Gregory attended and, together with Melanie Bishop of STAR, laid wreaths.

L-R: Cherry Clifford, Melanie Bishop and Kirsten Gregory at the commemoration


You can read more about Joe Dickenson - the Footballing Grenadier by downloading a commemorative profile produced by STAR Chairman Paul Ellix.

Adam Federici -  Player of the Season Presentation

Adam Federici was named as the Reading fans’ Player of the Season for 2014/15 with Jamie Mackie and Michael Hector as close contenders. He was presented with his award following the final home fixture of the season on Saturday 25th April.

Thank you to all those volunteers who helped STAR with handing out voting cards and with the count afterwards and particularly to Michele Mead from STAR for organising and co-ordinating the voting this year.

Sir John Madejski and Nathan Wakefield from STAR presenting Adam Federici with his Player of the Season Awards

Steve Death Memorial Shield Presentation

Each season STAR has the privilege of presenting this award to one of the Club's young goal keepers. This year STAR Treasurer, Vicci Elliott presented the shield to Adam Desbois as well as the award for last season, which had been held over by the Club, to Luke Southwood.

Adam Desbois (left) and Luke Southwood receive their awards at the Cardiff match on 4th April

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