Resource 2021 NMFC Membership thread - Membership record has been broken

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Teen Wolf

Premiership Player
Jul 5, 2011
4,481
5,570
Melbourne
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North Melbourne
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But I'd love to see the membership dollar income. Is that published for each club?
Every dollar made and spent on membership is reported every year, pretty easy to find.

As an example, for 2020 the club reported $5,829,169 in revenue and $1,924,718 in expenses on membership. Whereas for 2014, the club reported $5,830,321 in revenue and $3,013,817 in expenses on membership.

So nearly the exact same amount of money was brought in and over a million dollars less was spent last year compared to '14 when there were 1,425 more members.
 

SimpkinByTheDockOfTheBay

Seasoned Football Analyst
Aug 21, 2018
20,205
48,641
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The club greases the wheels by engaging local and state government, thats why we are firmly entrenched in the inner city precinct and our counterparts have moved to dingley and the airport

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Exactly.

The Dogs literally copied us and have got Wifebasher Oval hugely upgraded.
 

Shinboner1

Club Legend
Aug 13, 2020
2,409
3,783
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Every dollar made and spent on membership is reported every year, pretty easy to find.

As an example, for 2020 the club reported $5,829,169 in revenue and $1,924,718 in expenses on membership. Whereas for 2014, the club reported $5,830,321 in revenue and $3,013,817 in expenses on membership.

So nearly the exact same amount of money was brought in and over a million dollars less was spent last year compared to '14 when there were 1,425 more members.
removal of member benefits and free merchandise?
 

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Chadwiko

@ChadwikoTWW
Sep 25, 2004
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Imagine not being able to say "I was a member the year they broke the record during a pandemic".

You'd have to question your loyalty to the club at that point (if you had the financial means to be a member, that is. Certainly don't begrudge anyone doing it tough under the circumstances!)
 

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Horace

Premium Gold
Dec 2, 2001
10,654
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I think that this is a truly amazing result. Could so easily have been down in the mid 30000's after last year, the delistings and departures, now the lockdown/reduced access to games this year and our position at the foot of the ladder.

I think we are beginning to see the future though with the performances over the last few weeks, the defeats of Hawthorn and Gold Coast and the oh so near miss against the GWS. I went yesterday, not expecting us to win, but expecting/hoping to see a much better performance than earlier this year and I think I saw it.

We are not so far away and there is so much to like about what we produced and potentially what we might produce next year. Heres hoping next year we crack the 50000 member mark plus win a few more games. Great effort by everyone this year who has bought a membership. :thumbsu:
 

RossHenshaw

All Australian
Sep 12, 2020
739
1,462
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Imagine not being able to say "I was a member the year they broke the record during a pandemic".

You'd have to question your loyalty to the club at that point (if you had the financial means to be a member, that is. Certainly don't begrudge anyone doing it tough under the circumstances!)
Couldn’t agree more Chad !
True loyal members stick fat during a rebuild , hard times & not blame recruiting staff & Or the board for decisions along the way .
Mmm ... that really reminds me of one particular knob ....who used to frequent BF ....
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disco_cowboy

Team Captain
Feb 18, 2020
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Called up this morning as I have one of those memberships that allow you to bring an extra guest to sit on level 2. Was told it's not possible (?) to redeem this feature due to covid.
Surely it IS possible but ticketmaster haven't done anything about it. super frustrating.
 

ChopChopDigDig

Club Legend
Jun 3, 2013
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Called up this morning as I have one of those memberships that allow you to bring an extra guest to sit on level 2. Was told it's not possible (?) to redeem this feature due to covid.
Surely it IS possible but ticketmaster haven't done anything about it. super frustrating.
It's possible to do for sure, you just have to wait for the general admission ticket window, and purchase the extra seats. You add your membership numbers and get $0 tickets for your seats, then add additional seats at your cost.

My membership came with two guest passes included, the club have basically said they wont be available for free this year. They mentioned they will roll over to next year or something, but I'm a little disappointed they couldn't figure something out this year.
 

shintemaster

Brownlow Medallist
Aug 24, 2002
16,258
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Ponderama
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removal of member benefits and free merchandise?
Game attendances. The (sad) reality is that members paying full money and not attending games last year was financially to our good. The club owes us big time and IMO they should be thinking very f*cking long and hard about ways to reward Melbourne members - particularly reserved seat ones who would have been the biggest cash cow in this figure - for their efforts. Just to be clear NMFC, when I say reward I don't mean a sh*t beanie or taking another game to Tasmania.
 

Lomas

Premium Platinum
Nov 4, 2020
1,566
3,743
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Game attendances. The (sad) reality is that members paying full money and not attending games last year was financially to our good. The club owes us big time and IMO they should be thinking very f*cking long and hard about ways to reward Melbourne members - particularly reserved seat ones who would have been the biggest cash cow in this figure - for their efforts. Just to be clear NMFC, when I say reward I don't mean a sh*t beanie or taking another game to Tasmania.
I'd love a beanie, or maybe a NMFC oodie.

Edit: for the kids of course.....
 

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