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Current AFL membership numbers for 2016

Current AFL membership numbers for 2016
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Written by Michael on 29th Mar 2016

With Round 1 now behind us we take a look at the current membership tally for 2016 along with how clubs compare to their 2015 figures.

Adelaide, Geelong and Port Adelaide all have record membership figures already and St Kilda have surpassed their 2015 total.

Collingwood is suffering the biggest loss of numbers in the competition, 20,000 short of their 2015 total while Essendon is understandably more than 10,000 members short from last years total.

Club 2016 Members 2015 Members
Adelaide 54,307 52,920
Brisbane Lions 23,286 25,408
Carlton 50,130 47,305
Collingwood 74,643 75,037
Essendon 57,494 60,818
Fremantle 51,889 51,433
Geelong 50,571 44,312
Gold Coast 12,854 13,643
GWS Giants 15,312 13,480
Hawthorn 75,351 72,924
Melbourne 39,146 35,953
North Melb 35,014 41,012
Port Adelaide 53,743 54,057
Richmond 72,278 70,809
St Kilda 38,009 32,746
Sydney 56,523 48,836
West Coast 65,188 60,221
Western Bulldogs 39,459 35,222

Their are over 40,000 more club members across the competition than this time last season but still 47,000 shy of the total 2015 figures.

Despite finishing bottom of the ladder in 2015 Carlton are showing strong signs and look to pass their 2015 figures.

Expansion clubs Gold Coast and GWS Giants seem to be struggling to match last years numbers.