The North Queensland Toyota Cowboys continue to kick goals on and off the field with final 2015 membership figures revealing a-near 20 percent increase from 2014.
With 2015 membership sales now closed, the Cowboys have 14,330 members, up from 12,068 the previous year.
Coupled with an increase in memberships, the club currently has the third-best home crowd attendance in the 16-team competition, with an average of 16,162 people attending the 11 Cowboys’ regular season home games to date. The Cowboys trail only the Broncos (32,647) and the Bulldogs (20,126) for home ground crowds in 2015 and club officials are bracing for a bumper turnout for the Round 26 clash against the Titans at 1300SMILES Stadium on Saturday, September 5 at 7.30pm.
“We’re thrilled with these membership numbers and want to issue a massive thanks to those out there in the North Queensland community who have got behind the club in a very real way,” Cowboys General Manager – Commercial Steve Mitchell said.
“We’re very proud of our club and our team and that 14,330 members feel the same way makes us very humbled and determined to keep improving what we do.
“We’d love nothing more than to have a massive crowd for our final regular season home game against the Titans … it’s on at the ideal time for those in our large geographical footprint, and at a family-friendly time.”
The Cowboys currently sit third on the National Rugby League ladder, equal on 36 points with the Broncos and the Roosters, with just two regular season games remaining. They travel to Melbourne for a Round 25 match against the Storm this Saturday, followed by the Round 26 Titans game. The team is already guaranteed a place in the top three and a double chance in the finals series. The Cowboys will play at least one finals match at 1300SMILES Stadium in their 2015 campaign.
General Manager - Football Peter Parr said the fact the team was winning consistently and playing free-flowing, attractive rugby league was the perfect recipe with which to attract more members.
“North Queensland is a rugby league heartland. People love their footy and they love their team, something we take a great deal of pride in,” he said.
“I know the players will be rapt with these latest membership figures and they aim to put on a great show for members and fans every time they step on to the field.
“They love being involved in our off-field programs which are aimed to strengthen the connection between player and supporter.”
Tickets for the Titans match are available at www.cowboys.com.au.