Seven days left in NRL Club Membership Race

The 2014 NRL Club Membership Race has entered its last week with eight clubs still in the running to secure prize money for signing up new members.

In the first race, based on total memberships, the Broncos are runaway leaders but the Rabbitohs, Roosters and Wests Tigers are still vying for second and third place.

There are currently only 176 memberships separating the Rabbitohs and the Roosters – with the Wests Tigers just 277 members further back.

Race Two will reward the top three clubs with the greatest percentage increase in memberships since the race began in February.

The Panthers are clear leaders from the Warriors who should take out second place.

Third place is still open to four clubs with only 4% separating the Sharks (33%), Wests Tigers (32%), Sea Eagles (30%) and the Roosters (29%).

“This year we have seen clubs add up to 500 members per week, so anything could happen,” NRL Head of Marketing Lewis Pullen said.

“The clubs continue to offer a number of very good membership packs for fans and will continue to do so.

“With one week to go (race finishes on 20 May) the current table could change very quickly,” Lewis said.

 

As the Membership Race enters its final days the current standings are:

Membership Growth Race

1st             Broncos                     8610

2nd             Rabbitohs                  4168

3rd              Roosters                    3992

4th              Wests Tigers             3715

5th              Dragons                     3557

6th              Bulldogs                    3469

7th              Sharks                       3420

8th              Eels                            3297

9th              Sea Eagles               3251

10th           Storm                          3140

 

Percentage Growth Race

1.    Panthers                                115%

2.    Warriors                                 37%

3.    Sharks                                   33%

4.    Wests Tigers                         32%

5.    Sea Eagles                           30%

6.    Roosters                                29%

 

NRL Club Membership Ladder as at 08-05-2014:

Club

2013 Total

Race Start
(Feb 24, 2014)

Memberships

Increase since race start

Increase as %
of 2013 total

Broncos

26,140

18,704

27,314

8,610

33%

Panthers

6,143

7,806

14,868

7,062

115%

Rabbitohs

27,392

25,832

30,012

4,168

15%

Roosters

13,842

11,582

15,574

3,992

29%

Warriors

10,319

6,013

9,854

3,841

37%

Wests Tigers

11,660

5,790

9,505

3,715

32%

Bulldogs

15,508

12,319

15,788

3,469

22%

Dragons

19,748

14,741

18,298

3,557

18%

Sharks

10,386

6,273

9,693

3,420

33%

Eels

17,162

12,957

16,254

3,297

19%

Sea Eagles

11,006

9,352

12,603

3,251

30%

Storm

15,094

11,172

14,312

3,140

21%

Raiders

8,898

6,300

8,202

1,902

21%

Knights

16,506

14,300

15,519

1,219

7%

Titans

7,228

7,068

8,284

1,216

17%

Cowboys

10,991

10,352

11,739

1,387

13%

           

Totals

228,023

180,561

237,819

57,246

25%

 

Source:  CRM, club websites, and club databases

   

 

The Prize Pool for each competition is as below:

1st $25,000 Cash + $50,000 Advertising Grant + $25,000 prize for Members to decide how to spend

2nd $15,000 Cash + $30,000 Advertising Grant + $15,000 Cash prize for Members to decide how to spend

3rd $10,000 Cash + $20,000 Advertising Grant + $10,000 Cash prize for Members to decide how to spend

Total prize pool across both races is:  $200,000 cash + $200,000 Advertising Grant = $400,000 in total.


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