THE Gold Coast Suns have hit a milestone, signing 10,000 members before Christmas Day.
It’s a very Merry Christmas for the GC Suns with the club signing 10,000 memberships three months earlier than last year.
The figures see the clubs membership heading into 2015 soar to a 21% year-on-year increase on the same time last year.
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Suns CEO Andrew Travis believes the momentum surrounding the club has prompted supporters to renew their membership.
“The club has had a really good couple of months, the signing of Nick Malceski was a catalyst.
“Over the next few weeks we signed Mitch Hallahan, who like Malceski, was a player our football department identified as a target and we got our man, when appointing Rodney Eade as senior coach.
“These signings, along with a fan friendly fixture, the addition of three selections inside the top 30 at the draft, in Peter Wright, Jarrod Garlett and Touk Miller, and the continued development of our senior players has Fired Up our members who are clearly looking forward to the 2015 season,” Travis said.
The GC SUNS current membership tally sits at 10,028, this figure eclipses the previous pre-Christmas record of 8,311, which was set in 2011.
Travis confirmed that 90% of the SUNS current members were renewing members.
“Our focus pre-Christmas is on renewing our members from the previous season, it’s really pleasing that during this stage, over 8,500 members from 2014 have already jumped on board for next season.
“The hardwork doesn’t stop here, the membership team will return in 2015 with the aim to achieve the club’s best membership total yet.”