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Star studded Royal evening at Hall of Fame induction

The Supporters' Trust at Reading (STAR) Hall of Fame received new inductees on Tuesday night, with a host of Royals legends in attendance!

An informative and enlightening evening was had by all, with plenty of inductees accepting their awards in person - legendary striker Kevin Doyle drove over from Ireland on Tuesday morning to be able to do so!

Among the inductees were record appearance maker Martin Hicks, current first team coach Michael Gilkes, former captain Phil Parkinson and many more.

Another 25 names were inducted into the STAR Hall of Fame, as they aim to induct 150 Reading FC legends by the time the club turns 150 years old in 2021.

The names inducted spanned every decade of the Royals' existence, with every part of the club's history treated equally and honoured at the ceremony in the Princess Suite at Madejski Stadium.

STAR Hall of Fame 2018 inductees:

John Morgan
Edgar Field
Frank Deane
Herbert Smith
Harry Matthews
Billy McConnell
Harry Sirrett
Arthur Bacon
Ronnie Blackman
Ted Hanney
Dick Spiers
Maurice Edelston
Denis Allen

Steve Hetzke
Gordon Cumming
Martin Hicks
Michael Gilkes
Ian Branfoot
Sir John Madejski
Shaka Hislop
Nick Hammond
Phil Parkinson
Kevin Doyle
Eamonn Dolan
Brian McDermott 

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25 March 2018

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