Before I even get started, let me just say that being a member is everyone's personal decision. I'm not here to criticise anyone for their decision to either be or ot be a member. But I remember hearing that in the AFL club membership is far more entrenched. The NRL have only recently started the push to build member numbers. I, myself have only been a member for 3 years, but I love it. A quick search shows that membership numbers just for the Melbourne based AFL clubs is about 450,000. NRL membership in Sydney is running at about 120,000. http://www.aflmembershipnumbers.com/ Even the Swans have over 35,000 members !! I just wonder how the AFL developed such a culture and if there's anything the NRL can do to get similar member totals.