2019 Membership

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Seventeener

Debutant
Jun 16, 2019
147
89
AFL Club
Gold Coast
2000 new members during the longest active losing streak in the AFL. Do you think it is the excellent work being done by the club's marketing or are forums like this building a groundswell in the community? Obviously both and other factors like the Bulletin starting to promote the Suns with positive content, chiefly from Tom Boswell, but what is the main driving factor here and are they new members or returning members paying their dues late?
 

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Jirik13

Club Legend
Jan 22, 2018
2,882
3,575
AFL Club
Gold Coast
2000 new members during the longest active losing streak in the AFL. Do you think it is the excellent work being done by the club's marketing or are forums like this building a groundswell in the community? Obviously both and other factors like the Bulletin starting to promote the Suns with positive content, chiefly from Tom Boswell, but what is the main driving factor here and are they new members or returning members paying their dues late?
It got to be cats and dogs pet membership introduced recently :)

Definitely not this forum when you talk about positive impact. I would say 80% negative posts here, during the off season this forum is dead. Even now 1 post in a half day sometimes.
 

briztoon

Wannabe Draft Nuffie
Nov 28, 2015
10,775
10,275
Brisbane
AFL Club
Brisbane Lions
Other Teams
NUFC, Philadelphia 76'ers
2000 new members during the longest active losing streak in the AFL. Do you think it is the excellent work being done by the club's marketing or are forums like this building a groundswell in the community? Obviously both and other factors like the Bulletin starting to promote the Suns with positive content, chiefly from Tom Boswell, but what is the main driving factor here and are they new members or returning members paying their dues late?
More than likely fans have used up their initial 3 game membership, and have purchased a second 3 game membership.
 

Seventeener

Debutant
Jun 16, 2019
147
89
AFL Club
Gold Coast
It got to be cats and dogs pet membership introduced recently :)

Definitely not this forum when you talk about positive impact. I would say 80% negative posts here, during the off season this forum is dead. Even now 1 post in a half day sometimes.
It shouldn't be underestimated how much valuable information is generated and shared by this forum and a few others. And you have to pay the club some credit for vastly improved website and communication, which might have ways to go but is streets ahead of past seasons.
 

Peel67skin

Norm Smith Medallist
May 21, 2017
7,407
3,427
AFL Club
Gold Coast
Other Teams
Liverpool
It shouldn't be underestimated how much valuable information is generated and shared by this forum and a few others. And you have to pay the club some credit for vastly improved website and communication, which might have ways to go but is streets ahead of past seasons.
Having podcast help too. 3985 to go to reach 17000.
 

Jen2310

Norm Smith Medallist
Aug 21, 2018
6,421
8,434
Melbourne
AFL Club
Collingwood
Other Teams
Gold Coast Suns, Melbourne Stars
Is this a membership record? I think it's the improvement on the team and whole vibe that fans are feelings overall that has got them wanting to sign up.
 

Jen2310

Norm Smith Medallist
Aug 21, 2018
6,421
8,434
Melbourne
AFL Club
Collingwood
Other Teams
Gold Coast Suns, Melbourne Stars
101 away from our all top record which is good news when we are pretty much at our bottom now. Improvement next year should bring in more members.
Yeah it is quite impressive that people are still signing up even after a losing streak. This year was always about improving, then 2020 onwards is about moving up the ladder. To have more people see that aka improvment, is good to see.

What I was disappointed with last week at marvel. There was no suns merchandise at the ground at all. I wanted to buy a scarf for my first game. I should have gotten one in the city, but figured I could at the game. I hope they improve this next year.
 

kreglze

Brownlow Medallist
Sep 28, 2011
14,969
12,363
Melbourne
AFL Club
Gold Coast
Other Teams
Arsenal
As someone who lives in Melbourne as well, if you want any Suns merch, order it online, you aren't very well serviced by the local scene.
 

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