As part of its role in supporting the local community and encouraging football in the local community, STAR sponsors a number of organisations and events.
Hospital Radio Reading:
By STAR supporting the costs of broadcasting, every home game commentary is available at local hospitals.
Reading FC Deaf Team:
STAR is proud to sponsor the Reading FC Deaf Team who play their home games at Piggott School, Twyford Road, Wargrave. For further information come and talk to Pete Vickery at the STAR Base.
STAR are also pleased to support the events and activities of the RFC Community Trust. You can visit their website here.
Community Support – Reading & District Sunday League
For the third season running STAR provides support for the three cup competitions of the Reading and District Sunday League. The RDSL has operated for over 50 years but like many adult male leagues is seeing a decline in participation from 19 divisions in 1975 to six now. One cause of this is the increased costs of participating that have to be borne by players.
Unlike the professional game success can make the situation worse! The RDSL runs three cup competitions, The Tilehurst Charity Cup, Industrial Cup and the John Lusted Cup. The semi-finalists have to bear the additional costs of playing on a neutral ground and fees for the match officials. This takes the gloss off reaching the semi-finals for many participants. RDSL itself customarily covers the expenses of holding the finals from the entry fees charged to its clubs.
STAR is pleased to be able to cover the expenses for the semi-finals and finals (one of which is held at the MadStad). This will allow the RDSL to lower their competition entry fees for all competing clubs and have a direct benefit to all twelve semi-finalists.
STAR’s sponsorship is recognised in RSDL’s new website for their Directory and Information, which can be found here: – RSDL website
MEET THE BOARD
All STAR Board Members are volunteers, either elected by members or co-opted.
Roger Titford – Communications & Heritage
Mel Bishop – STAR Travel, STAR Shop and Safeguarding Officer
Colin Bishop – STAR Travel
Paula Martin – Membership
Steve Benton – Data Controller
Andrew Wearing – Exiles Co-ordinator
Co-Opted Board Members:
Interested in volunteering to help STAR? We would love to hear from you so drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Media enquiries should be sent to email@example.com. Please note that although we have a number of volunteers monitoring this address they may not be in a position to respond immediately.