One in 25 Australians is an AFL Club member, with the AFL today celebrating AFL Club membership numbers surpassing one million members for season 2023.
A total of 1,002,635 members have so far signed up to support their favourite Club, surpassing the one-million membership milestone three weeks ahead of the same time last year, in a season which saw the league achieve an all-time club membership record.
The Gold Coast SUNS was one of 14 clubs to break their all-time membership record in 2022, reaching 20,000 members for the first time with a final tally of 21,422 members.
It was the third successive season in which the club has recorded a record membership tally.
AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan said the continued support for the game from fans across the country was a sign of football’s strong return in 2022.
“Footy is well and truly back across the country. The first two rounds have delivered in spades – no restrictions, all-time record crowds, price freeze GA ticketing at MCG and Marvel, physical membership cards are back, and now more than one-million club members well ahead of the record breaking 2022 season, we couldn’t be prouder of our start to the year,” Mr. McLachlan said.
“On behalf of the AFL, I’d like to thank all 18 Clubs for their hard work in engaging with our fans across the country and to every club member whose passion and support makes footy the greatest game in the world.”
The final AFL club membership numbers for all clubs will be released later this year.
You can become a SUNS member today by visiting https://www.goldcoastfc.com.au/membership