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Reading Fans To Get Free Travel

This is a story from the FSF archive – the FSF and SD merged to become the FSA in 2019.

Reading fans looking to make the trip to Carrow Road for the clash with Norwich City on the evening of Monday, April 27th, have been given a boost. The club have announced that they will be laying on free coach travel for supporters, in conjunction with the Supporters’ Trust at Reading (STAR).

Reading’s final away game of the season has been moved to the Monday evening for television coverage, and the Royals have gone the extra mile in ensuring their fans can cover the 150 or so miles from Reading to Carrow Road.

Reading chief executive Nigel Howe explained: “We realise that the game being moved to Monday night is inconvenient for supporters, and we wanted to do something to help them out.

“We want to make sure the highest possible number of Reading fans are able to attend this potentially crucial game, so we’re delighted to work with STAR to offer free travel.”

Jon Keen from STAR added, “The Club will be paying the bulk of the money towards the travel out of the facility fee they receive for live television coverage, with STAR making up the remainder to ensure travel is free.

“We’re delighted that the Club is making this gesture and we’re happy to lend our support.

“It’s good to see an example of clubs using the compensation they receive for the inconvenience of moving a match to make life easier for supporters, who are actually the ones most inconvenienced.”

The FSF couldn’t agree more.

For more information and terms and conditions, visit STAR’s website.

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