Shareholder flies in from Thailand to chat to Royals supportersRoyals shareholder Tiger flew into the country this weekend to attend an informal meeting with a small selection of supporters on Sunday afternoon.
Board members of STAR, including Chairman Paul Ellix, Roger Titford and Paula Martin, took up the invitation to meet with Tiger on Sunday afternoon, along with a broad cross-section of fans - young and old, male and female, who watch the Royals in action from all four stands at Madejski Stadium every week. Many of the fans present have formed part of the Fans' Focus Group which has regularly met with senior members of staff at the club as well as the Chief Executive - an ongoing initiative which has helped bring supporters closer to the club in recent months.
Understanding that the supporters are at the heart of the club, our shareholder went straight into the meeting shortly after touching down on UK soil and he was honest and open in chatting to the fans about a whole range of subjects, including our transfer plans this summer, the new manager, his fellow shareholders, the size of our squad, our hot Academy prospects, investment in projects like the new training ground and Royal Elm Park and his ambitions for the future at Reading.
From stewarding in the East Stand to loan players and wage demands…Tiger joined Chief Executive Nigel Howe and HR & Customer Service Manager Jackie Evans in speaking openly and in depth for almost two hours on all things Reading Football Club ahead of the start of the 2016-17 campaign.
Tiger plans to be back in RG2 for the first game of the EFL season, a Madejski Stadium fixture which pits Jaap Stam’s men against Preston North End on Saturday 6th August.