Original article by Roy Morgan Research
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 29-Sep-17
A Roy Morgan Single Source survey has found that AFL Grand Finalist the Adelaide Crows have 541,000 fans, which is enough to place the club fifth for total AFL supporters in 2017. Their opponents the Richmond Tigers boast 442,000 supporters around Australia, with one of the AFL’s best conversion rates of supporters to members – ranking fourth and converting 16.4% of supporters to members in 2017. Of the two clubs, Richmond are clearly adept at attracting younger supporters with 18.2% of Richmond supporters under 25 compared to only 12.5% of Adelaide supporters – an impressive statistic considering the unsuccessful Richmond teams of recent decades. The age profile of the respective supporter bases underlies why more Adelaide supporters (63.5%) watch the AFL on TV than Richmond supporters (59.8%), and also, conversely, why more Tigers supporters (11.0%) actually play Australian Football compared to only 6.4% of Adelaide supporters.
ROY MORGAN RESEARCH LIMITED, AUSTRALIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE, ADELAIDE CROWS FOOTBALL CLUB, RICHMOND FOOTBALL CLUB