The Vodafone Warriors want to be the most supported club in Australasia this year, and they believe their growing fan base in the Moreton Bay Region is key to making this happen.
Chief executive Cameron George says they have to beat West Coast Eagles’ 101,000 members to earn the title, and a $10 Vodafone Warriors Supporter offer for the month of October should help the cause.
It will also help grow the game with 50 per cent of each membership to be evenly dispersed among junior clubs on the Central Coast, in Redcliffe, Tamworth and Tenterfield as well as New Zealand.
“We see clubs in Australia, with supporter bases in excess of 100,000, and we want to finish ahead of that to close out a year that has demanded that we challenge ourselves,” George says.
He says the Warriors have become ‘everyone’s second team” after a season which threw more challenges at them than others in the NRL, due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.
“If we can continue to improve, and swim against the current, we’ll get more and more support,” George says.
“We want to formalise it and give back to junior rugby league in regions that mean something to us.”
The club is keen to invest in junior rugby league, so clubs can buy more equipment or even reduce fees in some cases.
“It’s a great way to invest in the area. We call on everyone to buy a membership,” he says.
“The more people that sign up, the more that will come back. It’s got the potential to go sky high. There’s no ceiling to it.”
In addition to the junior rugby league contribution, the 2021 Vodafone Warriors Supporter offer gives subscribers a 10 per cent discount on merchandise purchases through the Warriors Super Store as well access to club news, team announcements and 2021 season previews.
George says the club is tens of thousands of memberships away from their goal, but it’s achievable when the number of rugby league fans in regions like Moreton Bay is taken into account. A large population of New Zealand expats will help.
Priced from NZ$10, plus GST, the 2021 Vodafone Warriors Supporter offer is available online until October 31, 2020.
Find more local news here
Barbara is the only daughter of Brian and Mrs E Wallace. She was born in the UK in 1940 and emigrated with her parents to Australia in 1948. The Wallace family launched their Australian story in Southport, Queensland where Brian’s expertise as a fireman from UK was required. …
We sit down with rugby league legend, Mal Meninga and chat all things league, kids and even Frozen. …
If you think that last term went quickly and you’re scrambling to come up with ways to keep the kids entertained these holidays, don’t panic. There are plenty of options across the Moreton Bay Region, especially now the warmer weather has arrived…
Fraser Vaughan proved he was made of tough stuff at the world championships in July, pushing through excruciating pain, refusing to give up and giving his world title defence his best shot…
Turns out pounding the pavement at ParkRun isn't what motivates most runners to get up, lace up their joggers and get moving on a Saturday morning - it's actually the delicious hard-earned breakfast they get to enjoy with friends afterwards.…
With a passion for community Sport and the Aussie way of "Giving it a go" resulted in Sunshine Coast University graduate, Jackson Dickfos, creating SportsCube. SportsCube aims to help clubs and businesses connect. Key to this is making information about sponsorship packages accessible in one place.…