Perth Glory Football Club is excited and proud to announce it has achieved its 2016/17 membership target of 8500, eclipsing last year's record of 7109.
The major milestone follows several years of consistent growth reinforcing the club’s strong connection to fans at the grassroots level.
The off-field success has mirrored the stable on-field performance, where under Kenny Lowe's stewardship, (from season 14/15) the team has seen its best win-loss ratio (34W, 19D, 21L) in Hyundai A-League history. Right now, the team sits two points off third-spot and a possible Asian Champions League berth.
Club CEO Peter Filopoulos said it was a major feat in the club’s history.
“I’d like to thank first and foremost our loyal members, for sticking by us, and of course our staff particularly our membership team of Joe Marafioti and Ghaz Ramli who under the guidance of COO Anthony Radich, have worked around the clock to hit the target and maintain the upward trajectory we have generated in recent years”.
“This is testament to everyone involved at the club, on and off the pitch that the ‘Glory Days’ are back as we strive to hit 10-thousand members and beyond as part of our four-year strategic plan” he said.
The membership tally compliments the boost in TV audiences for Glory matches which are up 15 per-cent on last year, while the match day attendance has also jumped by nearly 20 per-cent on last year to a current average crowd of 10,700.
“It’s already been a historic year for the club on so many levels, with our Perth Glory Women hosting a W-League Grand Final which set a new record crowd and not forgetting this year also marks the club's 20th anniversary; Exciting things will continue to happen at Perth Glory FC" Filopoulos added.
Glory will face off against Western Sydney Wanderers at nib Stadium this Saturday night where a win could elevate Glory to third on the ladder and be in the running to host a home final.
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