Broncos set NRL membership record

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The Brisbane Broncos are the first NRL club to reach 50,000 members. | Supplied

The Brisbane Broncos have become the first NRL club to sign-up more than 50,000 members.

The milestone was reached before the season kicked off while the team was in camp in the United States before the game in Las Vegas.

The total number of members now sits at just under 54,000 with the Broncos aiming for 60,000 members midway through the season.

The membership stretches across the world and interstate, but more than 50 per cent come from regional Queensland.

Brisbane Broncos CEO Dave Donaghy has described it as a proud moment in history for the club.

“This is what we have set our sights on over the past couple of seasons, and it’s terrific to see this milestone reached before we’d even played a game in 2024,” he said.

“Of course, we know it comes after a strong performance and indeed a Grand Final appearance last year, but it’s something that has been building for some time now.

“Our team behind the scenes have been working really hard to make being a Broncos member something people want and are proud to be.”

Mr Donaghy said the numbers were still dwarfed by those seen in the AFL, where becoming a member of a club has long been a part of fan culture and tallies are up around the 100,000 mark.

“There’s no reason why we can’t achieve that as an NRL club, and I’m proud that the Brisbane Broncos are leading the way in this space,” he said.