Reading Football Club and Supporters Trust At Reading (STAR) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) document which enters the club and its supporters’ trust into a new ‘structured dialogue’ relationship.

The Government’s Expert Working Group on football governance recommended that “there should be a high level meeting on strategic matters twice a year between club senior management/owners and the official representatives of supporters.” With the signing of this MOU, we are now embracing that recommendation and will consult with STAR and representatives of our supporter groups on strategic matters and long-term projects at the club.

Reading Football Club have long included its supporters in issues at all levels of club operations, consulting fans, listening and learning from supporter feedback to improve the matchday experience and grow a strong affinity between club and fanbase.

Richard Tomkins, Chairman of HUST and committee member on the Football Supporters Association said  “Structured dialogue has been championed by the FSA. This is a good example of its implementation at Football League level. There are proposals to develop it into other leagues which I’m sure supporters of those clubs would see as a step forward in the modern game.” 

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