South Sydney are celebrating hitting the 30,000 membership mark, becoming the first NRL club in history to achieve the feat.. Credit: Supplied.
The South Sydney Rabbitohs have become the first NRL club in history to sign up over 30,000 members, with the club passing the milestone last night (Thursday).
The Rabbitohs have paid tribute to the 30,000-plus members who ‘Stand Above the Rest’ by becoming a member of their football club.
“To reach this milestone at this stage of the season is a real tribute to the passion and commitment of our members,” Rabbitohs CEO Shane Richardson said.
“This feat has never been done before in the NRL. Never has a group of supporters at an NRL club shown their solid commitment to a club in these types of numbers.
“NRL clubs and their supporters are realising that they need to make that sort of commitment to their club to help their teams thrive and it’s great to have our members leading the way again in 2014.
“We aren’t resting on our laurels at this point though. We have set ourselves a lofty target of 32,000 members this year and we’re calling on all of our supporters to check out our membership packages to see which one suits their needs, and also we need all of our 30,000-plus members to go out and recruit more members to this wonderful club.”
The Rabbitohs are also celebrating membership on another front with current membership corporate partner, Capital Training Institute, renewing their commitment to the club and its members for the next two seasons.
“CTI have become a valuable member of the Rabbitohs family over recent seasons and it’s great to have them show the same faith and commitment in the club as our 30,000-plus members,” Mr Richardson said.
“We’re talking about raising the bar to levels of 40,000 and 50,000 members in coming seasons and to have an organisation like CTI on board helps us all achieve our goals.”
Matt Sutherland, CEO of Capital Training Institute, said: “It was an easy decision for us at CTI to extend our commitment to the Rabbitohs and the club’s members as they are simply the best in the NRL.
“We’ve really enjoyed the benefits of linking with an iconic club like South Sydney and we’re proud to be associated with the now 30,000-plus members of the club.
“We’re committed to helping the club achieve its membership goals over the coming years and we could not be happier about extending our partnership and remaining part of the Rabbitohs family.”