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Almost 13,000 people have applied to become members of the Emirates Western Force, less than a week after memberships were officially launched.

The strong response gives the Perth-based team the biggest Super 14 membership base in Australia, with its first season still six months away.


The take-up of corporate hospitality packages has also exceeded expectations, with more than 130 companies already having submitted applications.


RugbyWA chief executive Peter O’Meara said he was delighted with the response, describing it as further proof the ARU got it right when it selected Perth as home to the new Super 14 team.


‘In its bid document, RugbyWA budgeted for a membership of 4,400 people. This eclipses that number and shows just how strong a following there is in WA,’ he said.


Mr O’Meara said the latest figures showed there were limited Gold Memberships left, and Silver Memberships were also selling well.


‘We had more than 13,500 people on our online membership ‘expression of interest’ register. It’s fantastic that almost as many people have now formally applied for memberships so quickly.’


Mr O’Meara also said he wanted to clear-up any misconception that the money derived from the membership drive was going into private coffers.


‘RugbyWA is a not-for-profit organisation, not a privately-owned business. Any money leftover, after our operational costs, is invested back into the community and the game’s development in WA,’ he said.


The Gold, Silver, Nickel and Iron memberships offer guaranteed seating for every home game, access to post and pre-match hospitality, exclusive merchandise offers, free public transport and an opportunity to meet the players. Prices range from $175 to $395 for adults and $105 to $320 for juniors.


There is an exclusive Diamond Club offer ($2,750), which includes premium match-day seating and inclusion on an honour board.


Memberships will be processed on a first-in, first-served basis, with processing priority given to those people who posted their interest on the online register.


Interested parties should go to www.rugbywa.com.au

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