… on Monday night STAR and RFC picked up the Football Supporters Association 'Supporter Engagement' Award at a presentation in London.
The Award "is designed to recognise those clubs and fan groups whose relationship and partnership has led to the best outcomes for supporters at their respective clubs." As an additional feather in our cap this is the first time that this particular award has been made so we’re setting the bar for others to follow.
Among the highlights cited were STAR’s energetic response to the owner's free travel offer and the great work put in by our travel and membership teams to execute this; and the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding for the Structured Dialogue relationship which brings us the highest level of consultation short of owning the club.
STAR is proud of our record, the benefits we offer our 1,500+ members and the national recognition we’ve just received for our engagement with the football club which we believe works for the benefit of all our supporters.
There's a nod or two to that award in the latest edition of Reading Matter, now available to all via the STAR website.
The 2020 edition of 20-page Reading Matter is now out and can be accessed via pdf download from our website. It covers the impact of Covid-19, the Reading FC financial situation, our expensive 60-prong attack, Club 1871, Reading fans doing the Charleston, what STAR has been doing over this season and how you (18+s) can stand for election to the STAR Board. Please take a read.
In the current circumstances we are not issuing a printed version of Reading Matter (it might be well out-of-date by the time it arrives) but we may do a limited print run later in the year.