AFL 2018: Richmond crack the 100,000 membership mark.
Tiger fans celebrate a goal.Source: AAP
RICHMOND has become the first club in AFL/VFL history to reach the 100,000 membership mark.
The Tigers passed the record membership figure on Tuesday afternoon, with their official membership number standing at 100,063.
Richmond won their first premiership in 37 years, when they defeated Adelaide in the 2017 Grand Final — with the Tigers going from strength-to-strength in 2018, currently sitting on top of the ladder and favourites to go win back-to-back premierships.
Richmond CEO Brendon Gale says he was proud of all the Tiger Army who have continued to support the club throughout the journey.
“I am truly blown away by the milestone, to reach 100,000 members is incredible, the Tiger Army continues to amaze us,” Gale told the club’s website.
“We have the most passionate and loyal supporters in the AFL, and reaching this membership milestone is their achievement.
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Dustin Martin celebrates with Tiger fans with the Premiership Cup.Source: News Corp Australia
“I cannot thank our members enough for the love they have for our Club, and the support they give us each week and each season, it’s a been a wonderful journey to share with them, they are our greatest strength.
“We love nothing more than seeing our members and supporters at our games, and this weekend will be very special when we take on a traditional rival in Collingwood, at our home ground, in front of a crowd of 85,000+.
“As a Club, we will continue to find new ways to engage and invest in our members, because without them, we couldn’t continue to thrive and win both on and off the field.”
Richmond will clash with Collingwood on Saturday afternoon at the MCG, in what shapes to be one of the biggest games of the season, with the MCC predicting over 85,000 fans to be in attendance.