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Current AFL membership numbers for 2019

Current AFL membership numbers for 2019
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Written by AFL Online on 4th Jun 2019

We are now already almost half way through the 2019 AFL Premiership season and it’s time take a look at each of the clubs membership totals in comparison to last year. With a few clubs still yet to release their totals so far for this season, the total club members would be well over a million.

Richmond continue to lead the pack in membership numbers, already eclipsing their record total of 100,726 members from last season. While reigning premiers West Coast are yet to release their numbers, one would suggest they have surged into second position after their 2019 success.

The Crows appear to be well ahead of last years totals, with over 12,000 more members prior to the season, however they were accused of fudging the numbers by former Port Adelaide star Kane Cornes.

Club 2018 Members 2019 Members
Adelaide 64,739 77,504*
Brisbane Lions 24,867 27,109
Carlton 56,005 61,622
Collingwood 75,507 82,017
Essendon 79,319 80,011
Fremantle 55,639 46,410*
Geelong 63,818 64,199
Gold Coast 12,108 12,202
GWS Giants 25,243 28,273
Hawthorn 81,017 60,295*
Melbourne 44,279 50,624
North Melb 40,789 40,999
Port Adelaide 54,386 57,769
Richmond 100,726 101,831
St Kilda 46,301 42,235
Sydney 60,934 31,245*
West Coast 80,290 60,384
Western Bulldogs 43,246 41,697

* Last official update as of December 2018

Carlton supporters continued to buy in on Brendon Bolton despite a poor 2018, surpassing 60,000 members. However, after just one win so far this season, Bolton was sacked after round 11.

The GWS Giants continue to slowly build their membership base after three successive years of finals footy, while the Gold Coast Suns struggle to make any inroads eight years after their record membership in their debut year.

Stay tuned for updates on membership numbers as they are officially released across the season.