Supporters' Trust to unveil initial eleven inductees on ThursdaySTAR is pleased to announce the launch of its ‘Reading FC Hall of Fame’ on Thursday 24th March 2016.
The first eleven inductees will be revealed before an audience of STAR Members and guests at the Princess Suite at Madejski Stadium in a 40-minute ceremony, starting at 7.30pm.
The Hall of Fame is intended as a celebration and a record of individuals who have played an exceptional or distinctive part in the life of the Club. It will include players, managers, officials, journalists and supporters with the number of inductees evenly spread to represent each decade of the Club’s history.
Our supporters' trust's aim is to have 150 inductees by the point the Club celebrates the 150th anniversary of its first match on 21st February 2022. So each year until then there will be a fresh set of names acknowledged and introduced into the Hall of Fame.
For the 2016 selection twenty long-standing or highly committed supporters were canvassed for their opinions (this element of the selection procedure is open for all fans to participate in) and a final selection panel of six – three STAR Board members and three others – made the decisions on whom to include this year.
In the first instance, STAR’s Reading FC Hall of Fame will be viewable online via STAR’s website www.star-reading.org after the launch celebration. At a later date, and as the numbers build, the Hall of Fame may have a more physical presence in and around the stadium.
STAR expect to have some of the inductees themselves or their descendants present on the evening to accept the award! And following the Hall of Fame presentation there will be a Fans Forum with manager Brian McDermott!