Seven days left in NRL membership race
The 2014 NRL Club Membership Race has entered its last week with eight clubs still in the running to secure prize money for signing up new members.
In the first race, based on total memberships, the Broncos are runaway leaders but the Rabbitohs, Roosters and Wests Tigers are still vying for second and third place.
There are currently only 176 memberships separating the Rabbitohs and the Roosters – with the Wests Tigers just 277 members further back.
Race Two will reward the top three clubs with the greatest percentage increase in memberships since the race began in February.
The Panthers are clear leaders from the Warriors who should take out second place.
Third place is still open to four clubs with only 4% separating the Sharks (33%), Wests Tigers (32%), Sea Eagles (30%) and the Roosters (29%).
“This year we have seen clubs add up to 500 members per week, so anything could happen,” NRL Head of Marketing Lewis Pullen said.
“The clubs continue to offer a number of very good membership packs for fans and will continue to do so.
“With one week to go (race finishes on 20 May) the current table could change very quickly,” Lewis said.
As the Membership Race enters its final days the current standings are:
Membership Growth Race
1st Broncos 8610
2nd Rabbitohs 4168
3rd Roosters 3992
4th Wests Tigers 3715
5th Dragons 3557
6th Bulldogs 3469
7th Sharks 3420
8th Eels 3297
9th Sea Eagles 3251
10th Storm 3140
Percentage Growth Race
1. Panthers 115%
2. Warriors 37%
3. Sharks 33%
4. Wests Tigers 32%
5. Sea Eagles 30%
6. Roosters 29%
1st $25,000 Cash + $50,000 Advertising Grant + $25,000 prize for Members to decide how to spend
2nd $15,000 Cash + $30,000 Advertising Grant + $15,000 Cash prize for Members to decide how to spend
3rd $10,000 Cash + $20,000 Advertising Grant + $10,000 Cash prize for Members to decide how to spend
Total prize pool across both races is: $200,000 cash + $200,000 Advertising Grant = $400,000 in total.
For information on becoming an NRL club member check out latest club membership offers visit membership.nrl.com.