The 2014 NRL membership race is entering the critical rounds, and Raiders Captain Terry Campese is calling on the Raiders supporters to pledge their support and sign up for a membership ahead of the start of the NRL season on March 6.

Campese said the Raiders have worked hard on the training paddock all pre-season and has issued a challenge to Raiders faithful to get behind the team to lift the Green Machine off the bottom rung of the current Membership standings.

“There’s just over a week to go now before we start our trials with the match against the Storm and we would love to see a big increase in membership before we run out in Melbourne next weekend,” Campese said. “We’re excited about the year ahead and need all the support we can get, so I’m asking fans to get behind the team and sign up for a membership.”

To sign up for a membership simply visit www.weareraiders.com.au

The Raiders are calling on their supporters to help the club continue their push for more members in 2014, after the NRL yesterday released the current membership numbers for the 16 clubs.

The Raiders are currently trailing their comparative membership number from last year by 710 members, but with three game and five game memberships only recently becoming available the club is confident they can reach and surpass last year’s final number of 8,898.

Raiders membership is more affordable than ever before, with many different package options at great prices. Campese reminded fans how much value membership is.

“Membership is the cheapest way to get to the game, simple as that,” Campese said. “The new packages are designed to get as many people through the gates as we can and we want big crowds.”

NRL Club Membership numbers January 2014

CLUB

Final 2013

23-Jan-13

23-Jan-14

Rabbitohs

27,392

20,550

23,533

Broncos

26,140

15,084

15, 949

Knights

16,506

13,265

13,176

Eels

17,162

8,726

11,772

Bulldogs

15,508

10,715

11,558

Storm

15,094

9,378

10,041

Roosters

13,842

7,284

9,919

Cowboys

11,036

9,076

9,386

Sea Eagles

11,016

5,581

7,558

Warriors

10,319

5,613

5,711

Panthers

6,143

3,997

6,757

Sharks

10,386

5,243

5,106

Dragons

19,748

13,328

12,809

Wests Tigers

11,660

6,007

4,731

Titans

7,589

5,178

5366

Raiders

8,898

5,251

4,541

TOTAL

228,429

 

144,275

157,913

Growth

 

 

9%