Most of the information below comes from the 2005 AFL Annual Report
In 2005, Club membership reached a record 506,509 – breaking the 500,000 barrier for the first time.
The Western Bulldogs completed their first year using the AFL’s shared services model in which the AFL Membership Department provides the customer service and administrative infrastructure support for the Bulldogs’ membership campaign.
The AFL Membership Department again strived to deliver a membership that provides access to the best games on the AFL calendar.
In 2005, there were 44,670 AFL Members with 28,213 taking full membership and 16,457 taking silver membership. In all, 85 per cent of those members chose ‘club of support’, a package that provides a significant financial benefit to each of the 16 AFL clubs.
The breakdown of AFL Membership in 2005 was:
- 24,433 Full Members
- 3780 Full Country Members
- 14,504 Silver Members and
- 1953 Absentee Members.
For the first time, club membership exceeded 500,000 with 506,509 members recorded among the 16 clubs – a 2.5 per cent increase on the previous record set in 2004.
Two non-Victorian Grand Final teams ensured that every AFL member who wanted to attend the AFL Grand Final was able to do so.