: NRL Round 1

Sign up with the Sharks

You can help us win the lion’s share of a $400,000 prize pool on offer to NRL clubs in one of two Club Member Races, simply by signing on as a Sharks member in 2014.

And for the first time, NRL Club members will have the opportunity to decide exactly how to spend the winnings from two membership races, which are based on attracting the most new members from the start of the race to the end of the race.

There will be a total prize pool of $200,000 across each race, consisting of $100,000 in cash and $100,000 in advertising grants.

In the first race, prize money will be offered to the three clubs with the greatest increase in their total membership number by Tuesday, May 20.

Race two will reward the top three clubs with the greatest percentage increase in their total membership number, during the same period.

“We are having two races to ensure that clubs with a larger membership base as well as those with smaller membership numbers can compete,” NRL Head of Commercial Mr Paul Kind said.

“We thought that it was important to give our club members a say in how they would like some of their prize pool is spent. It’s a great way to get the members excited and hear their thoughts on investment.

“Suggestions might include a member’s party, new club facilities, charity donations and interstate travel rewards.”

Please find below race starting points, breakdown of prize money and 2013 Membership figures relating to Race two.

2014 NRL Membership Race Starting Points

Club                 RACE Starting Point     2013 Numbers

Rabbitohs         25,832                         27,392

Broncos           18,704                         26140

Dragons           14,741                         19748

Knights 14,300                         16506

Eels                  12,957                         17162

Bulldogs           12,319                         15508

Storm               11,172                         15,020

Roosters           11,582                         13,842

Cowboys         10,352                         10,991

Sea Eagles        9,352                           11,006

Panthers           7,806                           6,143

Warriors           6,013                           10,386

Sharks              6,273                           7,589

Titans               7,068                           10,319

Wests Tigers    5,790                           11660

Raiders             6,300                           8,898

The Prize Pool for each competition is as below

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.

If you’re not a member already, sign up with the Sharks, help us win, then let us know how to spend the cash prize being offered.