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As a board member of Supporters’ Trust at Reading you will have the opportunity to make a real difference in the Reading community. If elected, you will engage with both fans and the Club to improve the Reading FC fan experience. There are a wide range of areas you can get involved in, including heritage and history, travel, data, safeguarding, and more. We are particularly seeking candidates that can bring unique skills, talents or insight to the board.

Supporters’ Trusts are an important part of football clubs across the UK. They are democratic, not-for-profit organisations, that are run by fans for fans. They give supporters a voice in the running of their clubs, and help ensure that the interests of fans are represented at all levels of the club.

By becoming a board member of STAR you will be joining a group of passionate, dedicated and like-minded volunteers, who are committed to making a difference for all Reading FC fans. Getting elected means you can invoke change, to make things better for members and fans. Further diversity in who we are, and more diversity of thought, makes us stronger.

Stand for election now to help make a positive impact on the Reading community, and shape the future of STAR with us.

Read more about Life on the Board at STAR – Click Here


HOW TO PUT YOURSELF FORWARD FOR BOARD MEMBERSHIP OF STAR (the closing date for submission is 31st Juy 2024.) :- 

Co-operative & Community Benefit Societies Act – Board Elections

There are five positions available for election to the Board of Reading Football Supporters’ Society Limited (trading as ‘STAR’- Supporters’ Trust At Reading) at its next Annual General Meeting in September 2024.

In order to stand for election you need to be a fully paid up member of STAR and be aged 16 or over.  You must be proposed and seconded by two other fully paid-up STAR members.  (No STAR member may propose or second more candidates than the number of positions to be elected.)

Should there be more than five candidates, then a contested election will be held amongst the STAR members to select the candidates for the five vacant board positions.

How to stand for election

Please email your intention to stand (or any questions on the process) to:

Please include in your email:

  • Your full name, STAR membership number, address and telephone number.
  • Name, STAR membership number and email address of your proposer and seconder.

(or attach emails from your proposer and seconder with these details.)

  • Election statement and photograph.

Election statement and photograph

You must provide an election statement of between 200-1000 words. This is to give you the opportunity to identify your areas of interest, skills you can bring to STAR and ideas you would like to implement if elected.

Please see Appendix A for an example Election Statement previously submitted.

Please also submit a photograph of yourself for publication with your statement.

All statements will be published on the STAR website and made available to STAR members.

Closing date for receipt of nominations will be 31st July 2024.

Receipt will be acknowledged by email or telephone.

Please refer to Section 6 of the Election Policy (available here).  By submitting a nomination, candidates will be deemed to have accepted this Election Policy, the Society’s Rules, and any other policies and rules adopted by the Society Board and the membership and agree to be bound by them.

Please see years last years candidate statements for some inspiration to help you create yours:

STAR Board Nominations 23/24