2021 AFL Membership Tracker / Figures

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PonsfordMagpie

Norm Smith Medallist
Oct 3, 2013
8,065
15,117
AFL Club
Collingwood
Other Teams
Chelsea
I think we should have a membership tracker , similar to the one League-Unlimited has for its NRL clubs .

Will give people an idea of how excited a fan base is , and it is generally interesting to keep track of the figures.

Latest

Richmond = 103,301
West Coast = 100,000 (announced on May 7)
Carlton = 81,012
Essendon = "almost" 78,000
Collingwood = 76,479
Hawthorn = 70,000 (announced on April 20)
Geelong = 67,008
Port Adelaide = 57,871
St Kilda = 55,012
Melbourne = 50,725
Sydney = 48,737
Western Bulldogs = 45,759
North Melbourne = 44,385
Brisbane = 35,000 (announced on May 12)
GWS = "around" 25,000 (as of March 25)
Gold Coast = 18,823

Happy to update if there's any incorrect numbers.
 
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Instincts

Team Captain
Sep 21, 2020
394
592
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Richmond = 92,146
Carlton = 76,166
Geelong = 50,186
Port Adelaide = 50,000 (announced yesterday)
St Kilda = 47,084
Melbourne = 41,325
North Melbourne = 36,004
Brisbane = 31,000 (announced on March 17)

The rest I can't find.
St. Kilda already at 47k, wow! Carlton really big improvers from the total of 64k in 2019
 

The_Wookie

Queenslander
Jul 2, 2010
34,104
31,839
Scamander
AFL Club
Carlton
I think we should have a membership tracker , similar to the one League-Unlimited has for its NRL clubs .

Will give people an idea of how excited a fan base is , and it is generally interesting to keep track of the figures.
we've run one every year for a decade. We havent this year because most clubs arent giving the data.
 

dave10

Club Legend
Apr 26, 2004
2,664
1,645
Melbourne
AFL Club
Essendon
we've run one every year for a decade. We havent this year because most clubs arent giving the data.
I think most clubs aren’t running tallies because they’re declining.

Essendon are struggling and well down at 60,000, reflecting a disillusioned fanbase that’s lost trust in the direction of their club and poor levels of engagement post COVID cuts.

Hawthorn and Collingwood I believe are also struggling Vs previous membership totals in 2019.

Interesting to know what West Coast are on?
 

Iamspock

Team Captain
Jun 17, 2007
448
652
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
I'm pretty sure the Bulldogs passed 40,000 a few weeks ago, it was announced at our home game against the Eagles.
 

CarnTheScray

Premiership Player
Jun 4, 2019
3,852
4,738
Melbourne
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
I think most clubs aren’t running tallies because they’re declining.

Essendon are struggling and well down at 60,000, reflecting a disillusioned fanbase that’s lost trust in the direction of their club and poor levels of engagement post COVID cuts.

Hawthorn and Collingwood I believe are also struggling Vs previous membership totals in 2019.

Interesting to know what West Coast are on?
Geez 60,000 that is not looking good for the Dons compared to years gone by.

I doubt any club even big vic clubs that are performing poorly will do tallies.

WCE will be around the 80-90k mark no doubt.
 

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PonsfordMagpie

Norm Smith Medallist
Oct 3, 2013
8,065
15,117
AFL Club
Collingwood
Other Teams
Chelsea
Update

Richmond = 95,149
Carlton = 77,704 (as of March 31)
Geelong = 59,186
Port Adelaide = 53,992
St Kilda = 50,000 (announced on April 8)
Melbourne = 42,890
Sydney = "over" 40,000 (as of March 25)
Western Bulldogs = 40,000 (announced on April 7)
North Melbourne = 36,004
Brisbane = 31,000 (announced on March 17)
GWS = "around" 25,000 (as of March 25)

The rest I can't find.

Sydney and GWS numbers quoted by Gillon McLachlan in the article below.

 
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DeadlyAkkuret

Brownlow Medallist
Mar 10, 2007
28,368
13,946
Ensconced in velvet
AFL Club
Sydney
Other Teams
Lakers, West Ham
Hard times. I remember we were over 60000 a couple of years back but some down years and covid will definitely hit those numbers hard.

I also remember when anything over 30000 was impressive for Sydney so it seems we’ve got a lot more "rusted on" supporters now.


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GhostofJimJess

Norm Smith Medallist
Jan 14, 2002
9,316
4,220
...
AFL Club
Richmond
Update

Richmond = 95,149
Carlton = 77,704 (as of March 31)
Geelong = 59,186
Port Adelaide = 53,992
St Kilda = 50,000 (announced on April 8)
Melbourne = 42,890 (as of March 25)
Sydney = "over" 40,000
Western Bulldogs = 40,000 (announced on April 7)
North Melbourne = 36,004
Brisbane = 31,000 (announced on March 17)
GWS = "around" 25,000 (as of March 25)
The Blues are a sleeping giant. There's no way they don't hit 100k members if they can get a decent tilt at the flag in the next 3-4 years.
 

Rebellya

Premium Platinum
Oct 17, 2012
1,794
4,342
AFL Club
Essendon
Update

Richmond = 95,149
Carlton = 77,704 (as of March 31)
Geelong = 59,186
Port Adelaide = 53,992
St Kilda = 50,000 (announced on April 8)
Melbourne = 42,890 (as of March 25)
Sydney = "over" 40,000
Western Bulldogs = 40,000 (announced on April 7)
North Melbourne = 36,004
Brisbane = 31,000 (announced on March 17)
GWS = "around" 25,000 (as of March 25)

The rest I can't find.

Sydney and GWS numbers quoted by Gillon McLachlan in the article below.

 

PonsfordMagpie

Norm Smith Medallist
Oct 3, 2013
8,065
15,117
AFL Club
Collingwood
Other Teams
Chelsea
Update (includes Essendon)

Richmond = 95,149
Carlton = 77,704 (as of March 31)
Essendon = 65,200 (as of April 13)
Geelong = 59,186
Port Adelaide = 53,992
St Kilda = 50,000 (announced on April 8)
Melbourne = 42,890
Sydney = "over" 40,000 (as of March 25)
Western Bulldogs = 40,000 (announced on April 7)
North Melbourne = 36,004
Brisbane = 31,000 (announced on March 17)
GWS = "around" 25,000 (as of March 25)

The rest I can't find.

Sydney and GWS numbers quoted by Gillon McLachlan in the article below.

 

Chief

Overlord
Dec 1, 1999
96,861
74,661
Brisbane
AFL Club
Carlton
Update

Richmond = 95,149
Carlton = 77,704 (as of March 31)
Geelong = 59,186
Port Adelaide = 53,992
St Kilda = 50,000 (announced on April 8)
Melbourne = 42,890
Sydney = "over" 40,000 (as of March 25)
Western Bulldogs = 40,000 (announced on April 7)
North Melbourne = 36,004
Brisbane = 31,000 (announced on March 17)
GWS = "around" 25,000 (as of March 25)

The rest I can't find.

Sydney and GWS numbers quoted by Gillon McLachlan in the article below.

You are the new owner of this thread - update the OP figures at will my friend :)
 
Nov 8, 2000
81,720
79,126
Head in the clouds
AFL Club
Carlton
Other Teams
Nottingham Forest
I think Carlton have advertised buy one get one free memberships.
Happy to be corrected
Buy a 3 game membership, get 6 games. They are still one membership though.

There is a reward for remaining a member last year in that you can give away a free membership to someone who has never had one. That isn't for all members though, only those with 11 game memberships or more. For instance, I pay for 3 memberships but only mine generated a free one. I haven't actually used it though so maybe many others haven't either.
 

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