Football is still in the age of uncertainty but we sincerely hope we’ll all be back in the Madstad (SCL Stadium) very soon and for the very special 2021-22 season – celebrating our 150th anniversary.
STAR is back too, of course. After a year of not much more than Zoom meetings (Fans Forum and Hall of Fame included!) we will be back and doing everything we can to help Reading fans enjoy the live experience of football once more.
You can join STAR online at http://www.star-reading.org/join-star . It’s still £10 for adults and £5 for under 18s and 65+s.
You’ll get a 10% money voucher for the Fanstore (there’s a beautiful new 150 home shirt out) and 20 points added to your Loyalty account. There’s a free ‘150’ enamel badge for the first 500 fans to join – or a free URZ wristband.
Obviously, we want to bring back away coach travel as soon as we can but until the situation is made clear by the various authorities we don’t know what we’ll be able to offer in terms of prices and conditions of travel. But you’ll need to be a STAR member to travel.
Likewise, the pandemic has had an impact on our ability to plan for an in-person Fans Forum in the near future. We’ll be back as soon as can. In the meantime our next Annual General meeting will be by Zoom on Thursday 2 September at 7.30pm, when we’ll welcome two new Board members.
This year is also a special anniversary year for supporters’ organisations. It’s 100 years since the first national supporters’ organisation was formed and, collectively, we’ve come a long way since then – with supporter membership of the FA Council and, last month, making powerful representations to the Government’s Fan-led Review. All this is built on the strength of individual supporters joining democratically accountable organisations like STAR.
So please join us for 2021-22, it’s only £10 (£5 concessions).