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AFL Silver Membership Waitlist Number

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  1. fpm84

    fpm84 Brownlow Medallist

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    I joined at the end of 2007 after missing out on GF tickets through the Geelong member ballot, was upgraded in 2016. Don't know if I'd bother with the 20+ year wait that seems common these days.
     

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  2. blue harvest

    blue harvest Norm Smith Medallist

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    Only 230 were upgraded to gold in July this year according to someone in this thread who spoke to them, so the waitlist obviously wasn't going to move much, especially near the top.

    Just took a look back at my list movement. Joined in Dec 2007.
    At the end of 2013 (2014 renewal notice) I was about 4500.
    At the end of 2014 (2015 renewal notice) I was about 2300.
    Mid 2015 I was offered upgrade to Gold.
    There were also at least 2000 upgrades the next year as well based on info in this thread.

    So those 3 years there was an exodus of at least 6,500 Gold Members which is a huge amount.
    I suspect a lot of that that exodus were people moving to absentee status, Essendon due to the supplements saga, Collingwood due to their drop down the ladder and also Carlton for the same reason after playing finals for a few years. Those 3 clubs are easily the biggest AFL membership bases, have about 4k, 7k, 4k gold members according to the stats published back in 2013.

    So maybe the slow movement the last 2 years really is many of those members jumping back on. If so then the list may begin to move at a faster rate the next few years. I suspect it is a cyclical thing, we had a few years of huge movement and now a few with not much at all. Or maybe there are members who would have otherwise dropped off the last 2 years but are hanging on a little longer because they got to see the Bulldogs/Tigers droughts broken? I wish the AFL would publish all the figures each year so that we don't have to speculate.
     
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  3. SHAKESPEARE

    SHAKESPEARE Brownlow Medallist

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    Seems a big thing to totally go absentee because your team is shit. That's a lot of fairweather campaigners

    I dont buy that.

    I buy the simple explanation...AFL shenanigans to ensure more corporate dollar
     
  4. Gydafud

    Gydafud Premium Platinum

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    I am already Gold but my partner got their 2nd year renewal.

    20,458.

    Will be a long time until we are attending GFs together
     
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  5. Gralin

    Gralin Super Moderator

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    My wife is 5 years in and 13k on the waitlist
     
  6. Maybloomer

    Maybloomer Team Captain

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    Ditto. 5 years in and I dropped almost 800 from last year. 14500 to just over 13700.
     
  7. hawkermitch

    hawkermitch Team Captain

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    It's amazing that with the large amount of silver wait list number that in the past season 2018, I went as an absentee member due to
    family/medical reasons unable to attend matches.
    This is the first time I had done so as a decade or so earlier when I lived in FNQ for 2 years absentee member was not an option
    in the mid 2000's.
    The afl keeps wanting people to attend games and wants them back asap.
    The odd part was that around finals time they sent out afl member codes for discount to finals games etc.
    Then I contacted them to see how I go back to Gold status as I've been a full/gold member for 25 years.

    I didn't want the auto renew so advised I'll pay for 2019 when I'm ready as the get the money at end of November when
    the due date is end of January 2019.
    So the AFL gets to earn money for 2 months on those with auto renew or monthly instalments.
    BTW during the hawk three premiership years v interstate clubs, the full member/gold member was around 4500 or thereabouts.

    It's going to be very interesting in the next few years when the GF is between clubs with high numbers of gold members.
    At one time each club support full/gold was capped per team.
    Not sure if this is going on still - Essendon, Carlton, Collingwood all had over 12k full/gold members at one time.
    I tried to check the information of various clubs on all categories to no avail.

    If people have joined recently I told them that AFL members is good if you can go to games even as a neutral but those
    wanting to attend GF's then either get a club one as well as the AFL or pay for package ones if they are available.

    Good luck to all in the coming season 2019.
     
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  8. blue harvest

    blue harvest Norm Smith Medallist

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    Figures published by AFL n 2013.

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  9. LanceRomance

    LanceRomance Brownlow Medallist

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    Wonder who could have had a full Gws membership in 2013?
     
  10. Le Archie

    Le Archie Senior List

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    I joined at the end of 2008 and as of Feb 2018 was 1,545 on the waitlist. My renewal letter just came through a few days ago and I am 1,320. Looks like it might be quite a wait still.
     
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  11. jonesy86

    jonesy86 Brownlow Medallist

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    2019 will be 11th year, been gold since mid 2016.

    Joined late 2007.

    The downside of Docklands AFL reserve always selling out quick and limited MCG walk up for Pies games is offset by guaranteed GF ticket when Pies make it.
     

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  12. Demonic Ascent

    Demonic Ascent Brownlow Medallist

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    Email rec'd today.

    Silver members no longer have access to prelim tickets unless there's some left after full members have bought theirs

    Gold members will get prelim tickets at a "discouned rate"

    :rolleyes:

    Scalpers will profit
     
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  13. Gralin

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    they buried that under a some things are changing, click here, missed it the first time around
     
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  14. LanceRomance

    LanceRomance Brownlow Medallist

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    They are certainly up to something
     
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  15. Pakenhamsaint

    Pakenhamsaint Brownlow Medallist

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    I'd tell you how far I've moved up the queue but my card hasn't arrived yet. Does it normally take this long? I know the club support membership pack is on the way but AFL card no idea.
     
  16. eddiesmith

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    Good to hear they listened to complaints this year, but gold members already got the tickets at a discounted rate
     
  17. Demonic Ascent

    Demonic Ascent Brownlow Medallist

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    Gold members got tickets for free, they only had to pay a booking fee as far as I'm aware. Saying it's a "discounted rate" makes me think they're going to bump up the price similar to the GF tickets.
     
  18. SHAKESPEARE

    SHAKESPEARE Brownlow Medallist

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    Sounds like the corporate area is expanding. Not good
     
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  19. DiamondGuy

    DiamondGuy All Australian

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    This has nothing to do with "corporates", it's a knee-jerk response to some 25-year Collingwood members missing out on the 2018 Collingwood v Richmond prelim.

    This is a very minor change that will really only come into play if Richmond and/or Collingwood are playing. Other prelims do not sell out. 2016, Geelong v Sydney for example.
     
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  20. blue harvest

    blue harvest Norm Smith Medallist

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    It's only free for walk ups.
    Checked my prelim ticket and it was $26 plus $7.25 booking fee.
     
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  21. BEEG

    BEEG Brownlow Medallist

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    Been member for 10 years and have been Gold for 3 of those
     
  22. LanceRomance

    LanceRomance Brownlow Medallist

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    Lol wow

    I have been a member for 10 and hold 0 years.
     
  23. BEEG

    BEEG Brownlow Medallist

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    Got it on my 21st birthday and I'm 30 now

    No idea how it works.
     
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  24. SHAKESPEARE

    SHAKESPEARE Brownlow Medallist

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    Must have signed up earlier without knowing
     
  25. Demonic Ascent

    Demonic Ascent Brownlow Medallist

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    Isn't $26 the "reservation" fee and then the booking fee on top of that goes to the ticketing agency? If it stays at that rate fine but it just seemed a bit dodgy.

    I don't think so. My sister is a silver member still about 4000 on the waitlist. This probably means if Melbourne makes a prelim she will either be unable to sit with us and be stuck up in the nosebleeds or have to borrow someone's full membership barcode for a ticket. Same with my son and wife who signed up 6 years ago.
     
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