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.