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Canberra Raiders break membership record

Post by greeneyed » May 16, 2018, 3:34 pm

Canberra Raiders break membership record

The Canberra Raiders are on track to break through the 20,000-member mark for the first time in club history, after announcing a new membership record today.

The Raiders currently sit at 19,319 members in 2018, with just under 700 members to sign up to reach 20,000. This number represents a high percentage of ticketed members, with the Raiders sitting towards the top of the competition in this respect.

Read more: https://www.raiders.com.au/news/2018/05 ... ip-record/
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Post by Dr Zaius » May 16, 2018, 4:02 pm

How on earth did they do that?
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Post by Brew » May 16, 2018, 4:10 pm

That is a pretty amazing number to be honest considering we are a small bush footy club.
The destroyer of clubs is at it again.
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Post by T_R » May 16, 2018, 4:50 pm

20,000 members and home crowds like we get?

Call me cynical, but there's more to this than we're being told.

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Post by -TW- » May 16, 2018, 4:53 pm

People buying multiple memberships etc

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Post by Mr. Snrub » May 16, 2018, 4:56 pm

I'm pretty sure there's pet memberships or some garbage. Not sure if they count towards numbers?

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Post by greeneyed » May 16, 2018, 5:23 pm

They're not supposed to... at least according to the rules set a few years ago. They were all supposed to be ticketed members. But the story makes clear that there are non ticketed members in those numbers.

South Sydney has 30,000 members and get 12,000 to games... so it'd even be more an issue with non ticketed memberships at clubs like that.

I remember that memberships were extended to all Canberra local rugby league players with four game tickets a few years ago... and I presume that has continued. I could well be wrong.

But that would explain several thousands in the difference between the membership numbers and attendances... at least in the years that has been done. Because a lot of those people would have normal memberships anyway. And they were only four game memberships.
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Post by -TW- » May 16, 2018, 5:41 pm

I'd say there's a lot of away members up in Sydney and Qld etc

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Post by greeneyed » May 16, 2018, 5:45 pm

Canberra Raiders set membership record and target 20,000 ceiling

The Canberra Raiders are confident they can break the 20,000 membership ceiling as early as next month and the club hopes unprecedented heights will put more bums on seats at home games. Raiders membership numbers have jumped to 19,319 this week - the highest tally in the Green Machine's rich history - despite a drop in average crowd numbers so far this year.

Read more: https://www.canberratimes.com.au/sport/ ... 4zfle.html
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Post by greeneyed » May 16, 2018, 5:51 pm

So that story confirms that junior rugby league memberships at least are included in the numbers.
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