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General Giant

Hall of Famer
Apr 12, 2012
35,630
27,746
AFL Club
GWS
Behind the swans obviously, but who else?

Sydney FC was 14,834 and the Wanderers were 19,007 for the 2017/18 season and Souths are only at 29k as the largest Sydney based team.

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Think we are 2nd in NSW but we are behind the Broncos of the NRL..

I originally thought South's had more than 30k, just. My bad.
 

fridgeman

Club Legend
Jan 26, 2014
2,346
1,748
AFL Club
GWS
Great to get to the 30k figure and it still needs to show in the matchday crowds and hopefully with a sunny day and good timeslot the crowd for this weekend is between 18-20k more would be great but with 4 good home games to come and some sunny weather the average crowd for the year should increase
 

Danny88

Club Legend
Mar 21, 2014
2,343
1,753
AFL Club
GWS
Great to get to the 30k figure and it still needs to show in the matchday crowds and hopefully with a sunny day and good timeslot the crowd for this weekend is between 18-20k more would be great but with 4 good home games to come and some sunny weather the average crowd for the year should increase
Agree

I think 18k should be a pass mark
 

Land of the Giants

Club Legend
Sep 6, 2012
1,683
2,309
Sydney
AFL Club
GWS
Other Teams
Thunder
It doesn't seem to add up.

With the club trumpeting 30,000 members, we should be posting “sold out” notices for games against large-drawing opponents like Collingwood.

Where are these members? Does anyone have a breakdown of how may there are in Sydney, the ACT, and interstate?
 

General Giant

Hall of Famer
Apr 12, 2012
35,630
27,746
AFL Club
GWS
It doesn't seem to add up.

With the club trumpeting 30,000 members, we should be posting “sold out” notices for games against large-drawing opponents like Collingwood.

Where are these members? Does anyone have a breakdown of how may there are in Sydney, the ACT, and interstate?
Tigers have 100k and avg 50 or so.

We have a lot of 3 game member in comparison to other clubs(from what I've been told).

If we get a sellout against the Swans and a good crowd against the dogs we should have our biggest avg crowd since we began. I think.
 

dlanod

Moderator
Sep 14, 2006
43,126
57,721
Sydney
AFL Club
Brisbane Lions
Other Teams
GWS; CCMariners; NQCowboys; Ravens
It doesn't seem to add up.

With the club trumpeting 30,000 members, we should be posting “sold out” notices for games against large-drawing opponents like Collingwood.

Where are these members? Does anyone have a breakdown of how may there are in Sydney, the ACT, and interstate?

73% NSW. Presumably mainly in Sydney, though Queanbeyan/Duffy are 5th and 6th for suburbs with most members.
15% ACT
12% Other

35% new members in 2019, which I assume would be mainly short term memberships on top of whatever %age already held short term memberships.
 

Cmarsh

Norm Smith Medallist
Apr 23, 2012
5,854
7,755
NSW
AFL Club
GWS
It doesn't seem to add up.

With the club trumpeting 30,000 members, we should be posting “sold out” notices for games against large-drawing opponents like Collingwood.

Where are these members? Does anyone have a breakdown of how may there are in Sydney, the ACT, and interstate?
Yeah I agree. The pace of the reported membership growth seems much faster than the growth in home crowds.
 

fridgeman

Club Legend
Jan 26, 2014
2,346
1,748
AFL Club
GWS
I may be wrong but the member numbers also include the womens and the netball memberships and that will inflate the figures but as discussed the member numbers need to equal larger crowds at GS and Canberra and hopefully a few favourable factors and a good draw in 2020 we will see the crowd numbers increase again. I can see the average increasing again this year and we all know the best way to increase the crowds are wins in September
 

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General Giant

Hall of Famer
Apr 12, 2012
35,630
27,746
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I may be wrong but the member numbers also include the womens and the netball memberships and that will inflate the figures but as discussed the member numbers need to equal larger crowds at GS and Canberra and hopefully a few favourable factors and a good draw in 2020 we will see the crowd numbers increase again. I can see the average increasing again this year and we all know the best way to increase the crowds are wins in September
They include the woman's, that aren't double ups, only. Netball not included.
 

General Giant

Hall of Famer
Apr 12, 2012
35,630
27,746
AFL Club
GWS
I’m a Melbourne member (x2) and a 4 game GA family member in NSW. Melbourne membership won’t be renewed next year and Family will be upgraded to Ultimate.
That's what's needed.

Our membership numbers are fines we just need to convert more and more from the 3 and 4 game memberships to the full season etc
 

Ichabod Noodle

Norm Smith Medallist
Sep 13, 2011
8,528
12,072
The Riff
AFL Club
GWS
Other Teams
Raiders, Brumbies
After 8 years the Richmond Tigers only had 306 members - must have been propped up by the VFA at the time :)
They didn't break 30k members until 2007 so we beat them to that mark by 114 years.
And to pick a random year... (well, not so random, I like symmetry) 1988 - eighty years after joining the league - 80 years of playing at the very epicentre of downtown footy heartland - their home crowds at the home of football, The Mecca of Mecca’s, the centre of the footballing universe, the MCG were....

34,824
27,417
12,880
11,468
7,157
19,458
20,199
20,475
15,026
19,406


For an average of 18,831

So after 80 years in the heart of heartland they were averaging about 6k more than we do on the frontier of the hostile wilderness after 8 years.

.... but.... you know.... Victoria.
 
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Les Malone

Norm Smith Medallist
Jul 28, 2019
5,356
5,252
AFL Club
GWS
After 8 years the Richmond Tigers only had 306 members - must have been propped up by the VFA at the time :)
They didn't break 30k members until 2007 so we beat them to that mark by 114 years.
Not a great comparison really, in those days to become a member you needed to be seconded by another member or official in some cases 2 members, AFL memberships only really became popular in the 1990's when big growth happened as it became easier to get one.

I am not knocking the Giants of course, hopefully in a couple of years we will be around 50k
 

Les Malone

Norm Smith Medallist
Jul 28, 2019
5,356
5,252
AFL Club
GWS
And to pick a random year... (well, not so random, I like symmetry) 1988 - eighty years after joining the league - 80 years of playing at the very epicentre of downtown footy heartland - their home crowds at the home of football, The Mecca of Mecca’s, the centre of the footballing universe, the MCG were....

34,824
27,417
12,880
11,468
7,157
19,458
20,199
20,475
15,026
19,406


For an average of 18,831

So after 80 years in the heart of heartland they were averaging about 6k more than we do on the frontier of the hostile wilderness after 8 years.

.... but.... you know.... Victoria.

Richmond played at Punt road till about the mid 1960's then moved to the MCG, in 1988 they averaged at home 20,259, seven years earlier they averaged over 43,000, seven years later over 42,000

 

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