Western United sets membership goal

Western United fans at a game last season. Picture supplied

Tara Murray

Western United is hoping to break through the 10,000 member barrier for the upcoming A-League season.

Having increased their member base to about 7500 in year two, the club is keen to push that mark even higher.

United marketing manager Jon Barr said they were off to a good start, with memberships going on sale last week

“We’ve just got over 2500 as part of the auto rollover,” he said.

“That’s a fantastic number and a quarter of what we are looking at. We’ve set a lofty goal to reach 10,000 and we hope with the right approach we will hopefully get to 10,000.”

Mr Barr said that membership and ticket prices had stayed the same as last season, which would benefit members. Members who signed up before Christmas would also receive a discount price.

Mr Barr said they had looked at what member benefits they had with each membership, to try and make them more enticing.

“Paramount+ subscription [which will screen A-League games this season] is one of the big additions for our full and seven game members,” he said.

“Not many other clubs are doing that. We’ve also gone different with the merchandise products. “Instead of different products, we’re giving gift vouchers starting at $25 that they can use to buy merchandise.”

Mr Barr said they were keen to see as many fans and members in the stands as possible supporting United.