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
Benefits of STAR membership include:
Representation: 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!
Away Travel: STAR runs coaches, whenever possible, to first team away games, for members only.
Fans’ Forums: Free entry to members-only in-person Question and Answer evenings with key RFC people – players, management and other staff. Zoom based events may also be held. Fans’ Forums are held throughout the season.
Loyalty Points: For the 2021-22 season STAR members receive 20 Loyalty Points added to your RFC account.
Fanstore Discount: Members receive a voucher for 10% off at the Fanstore (Discount voucher only valid for one personal visit to the Fanstore and not currently for purchases online).
Communications: STAR Bulletins are sent by email to members throughout the season, in addition to frequent tweets and facebook posts, with all the latest events, travel news and STAR views on important issues (please note our email policy to reduce spam detailed in the Email Communication Guidelines below). Once a season members receive our magazine Reading Matter which takes a serious and a humorous look at Reading FC and STAR.
Free wristband or 150th anniversary badge: For the first five hundred members to join in 2021-22 who pick up their membership cards at STAR Base.
Share Ownership: Each Trust Member over 18 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 Members under 18 join as ‘affiliated members’ and are not eligible to vote or stand for Board membership).
Our Email Guidelines
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with your details.
How to join STAR
Joining STAR Online 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 65 and over’s. You can join online for the 2021-22 season here. Payments are made securely using debit or credit cards via PayPal (you do not need to have a PayPal account, but have the option to use one).
For Membership purchased online it is anticipated that the membership cards will be picked up in the STAR base shop at the Stadium. You can alternatively pay for these to be posted to you. Exiles members (i.e. not in post codes RG, SL, OX, GU) can receive membership cards by post inclusive in the membership fee – please select this delivery option when you check out.
Simplify your future STAR membership renewal – set up a Standing Order
You can set up a standing order to cover next year’s and future year’s membership. Please email us at email@example.com to get the relevant bank account details, or pick up a form in STAR Base. When you set it up – the Standing Order should have a start date of 1st July 2021. Please use the online membership tool above for this year’s membership (new or renewal).
Join Star by post or at STAR Base
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:
5 Chapel Lane
If you have any membership queries please contact 07423 747225.
STAR Data Protection Policy:
STAR processes personal data in respect of members and occasionally third parties in order to fulfill 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 2018 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.
Sign Up For Our Newsletter
Not yet ready to join STAR as a full member?
Not to worry, you can still subscribe below to receive our occasional Star Bulletin newsletter for non-members by email and keep up to date with our events and news.
We don’t share your email with any one else, simply add it below and we ask you to verify it from the email we will send you. We look forward to welcoming you to our virtual STAR community!