The AFL has revealed this year’s membership numbers, with West Coast edging out Richmond for top spot.
The two powerhouses broke the 100,000 barrier, with a large gap to Collingwood in third place.
Carlton, Gold Coast, GWS, St Kilda and the Eagles broke their membership records.
Overall, the league totalled 992,854 members, tantalisingly close to seven figures. This is despite most members being unable to attend games because of the COVID-19 crisis.
AFLW memberships sharply rose in 2020, increasing by 49 per cent, driven by the four expansion teams.
On the other side, Essendon recorded 84,237 members in 2019 and have fallen to 66,686 this year. The Magpies also dropped from 85,226 to 76,862 and Adelaide from 64,437 to 54,891.
Port Adelaide, North Melbourne, Melbourne, Geelong, Hawthorn and the Bulldogs all also had decreases.
See your club’s totals below.
|West Coast Eagles||100776|
|Gold Coast SUNS||16236|