Might have been my seat :slight_smile:

Last time I used the seat was rd 1 2021 vs Hawks. Finally cancelled the seat last month, still got the membership though and will go to handful of games next season.

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thanks mate

We got our family membership pack today. The two juniors got bucket hats with the old Bomber logo.

Tried to claim one (very tight fit) but they are unwilling to share…

I’m jealous. It’s the best thing I’ve seen in the member packs.

Anyone selling their 2024 members lanyard?
I’ve a little collection going that i wanna keep going.

Usually the club has sorted me out but seems this year they’re not so generous…

Looking for 2 :slight_smile:

Just tell them your pack arrived and missing. Solved

Ill give it a crack - usually its only apart of the milestone nowadays.

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All that stuff that gets sent out year on year is only available on milestones.

I get some people are annoyed at this, but it doesn’t mind me. A cap and scarf every year was way over the top and I’d end up throwing them out or passing them on to someone else who would throw them out.

I hope they keep sending the pins though. Lanyards never phased me because I kept the card in my wallet, but the pins I keep and decide which ones go on my cap.

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My 20 year member milestone pack was pretty good this year. No complaints here

My 2024 membership card holder featured Darcy Parish, Kyle Langford, Zac Merrett and Andy McGrath in the inside cover. In 2021 I think it was Joe, Walla, Raz and Conor, maybe Hepps.

Joe the full forward who swerves like a rover, Oraaaaziooo, AMT as good as you’ll see and the man with all the Gaelic moves. They didn’t get us a finals win but it feels like we’ve gone straight from a rainbow gelati with flake, ice magic and sherbet to showing off a low fat vanilla ice milk concentrate. Even the current names and haircuts look like they’ve just been at an accounting seminar.

Of course none of the flakes and tutti fruttis stayed with us and there is no doubting the qualities of our drab four. But I miss the colour of the Tulla Globetrotter days- thank goodness Sammy and Red Dog bring some crazy.


47,832 Members signed up as of 5 Dec 2023.

Compared to:

48,867 members Early Dec 2022

50k announced on 2 Dec 2021.

Yes, membership is tracking behind again. Last year we really had about 81,000 (2022: 86,000). At this rate it’s tracking below 80,000 which would see us below Geelong and Hawthorn!

Well, I’m a Member. So my money is going where my mouth is.
Having said that, it’s time we won finals (multiple) - that would be a boost to memberships!
With the cost of living and high interest rates, etc., many people have to choose where to spend their money and membership of EFC might be something that misses out.


I just had a look at the content (interviews / gallery etc) of member fest today. Credit where due, it was a terrific activity and a welcome positive step forward in the Club hopefully understanding it needs to lift its hand in member / fan engagement. The interview sessions were excellent, hearing from players and coaches of the total club was great. Some good bits came through but a good overview of the progress being made and the preseason focusses heading into 2024.

It will no doubt be picked up by the wider footy media in various forms over the coming days ensuring plenty of Essendon coverage and news for our fans around the world.

Well done to the organisers, let’s hope it’s a sign of a renewed focus moving forward, ensuring the members / fans are taken on the journey and feel part of the Clubs endeavours.


From the bits I saw, bugger-all turn-up?

Decidedly dull December day didn’t deliver?

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Looked like about 100 to me. Weather crap but crowd was still poor, reflecting disengaged fanbase. Club have to start somewhere. This was a new initiative that I think was terrific. In time, when the fans start trusting the Club again, I expect attendances at these things to be stronger.

I still think there’s a role for these sort of things to be at WH, more would attend.

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The weather was fkn woeful. Anything >50 turning up is a good effort today, especially at a place where there is next to no external shelter.


As posted above, put on a really good show for fans / members, a up to 1M Bomber fans around the globe get a fix of Bomber News and updates. This is why important for club to lift its game in the digital area and its fan communications, it gets circulated widely and the media is full of Bombers News.

Yes, the cynics will say we’re sick of ‘talk not actions’, but reality is Club must do its job and be industry leading and ultra professional on field, whilst communicating and engaging its supporters around the globe.

Again, a nice step forward today.

I do agree that Essendon seems to have got the message about this aspect, though.

Their social media efforts are now much better. They are producing far more member and supporter content. Days like today.

Still a way to go but it does seem they are putting in the effort.


I agree. Today’s initiative was first class in its delivery. Just a pity the weather kept plenty away. It would be great if they did something similar in late January, perhaps during the Aust Day long weekend, a great chance to kickstart the year, interrupt and regain the supporters attention for the upcoming season.


The biggest hurdle at Tullamarine is parking and public transport.

On a day like today, more numbers should have turned up. 100 or so is a putrid showing and they would have expected more than that when they first thought of the idea.
If it was a bright sunny day, that would have doubled the showing.
But at least they are trying something and hopefully they just improve from there.

Whenever we do become good and have attendance to training like Collingwood and Carlton had during their finals series, the club needs to find a way to accommodate the number of fans and members.
Parking and ease of access via public transport is the biggest problems with Tullamarine. They can do shuttle buses and other stuff but losing the convenience of parking close to where you’re going or getting off a tram or train just a block away is really denting the ‘membership experience’.