With its star manager Brisbane Roar tops A-League supporters, while highly trusted W-League draws substantial audience

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 20-Nov-19

New research shows that Brisbane Roar outdid southern rivals to top Roy Morgan’s A-League supporter ladder, with 523,000 fans. Support for the Roar is up 96,000 (+22.5 per cent) on a year ago; high-profile English star player turned manager Robbie Fowler was appointed to helm the team in April. Defending champions Sydney FC were second in fan support, on 444,000 supporters; down significantly on a year ago as delayed stadium construction leaves the club without a dedicated home ground for a second year. Melbourne Victory is again Victoria’s leading club, and third nationally in terms of support, with 413,000 fans. However, the 2018 trophy-winners Perth Glory had the largest percentage increase, adding 94,000 supporters following their first Premiership, an impressive increase of 36.2 per cent on a year ago. Other clubs to experience an increase in support include Adelaide United with 340,000 supporters (up 19.3 per cent), Melbourne City on 178,000 (up 21.9 per cent) and Central Coast Mariners on 123,000 (up 23 per cent). The increases will be welcome news for the sport’s administrators, who have dealt with dropping game attendances in recent years.

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ROY MORGAN LIMITED, THE A LEAGUE PTY LTD, BRISBANE ROAR FOOTBALL CLUB PTY LTD, SYDNEY FOOTBALL CLUB, MELBOURNE VICTORY FOOTBALL CLUB PTY LTD, PERTH GLORY SOCCER CLUB PTY LTD, ADELAIDE UNITED FOOTBALL CLUB PTY LTD, MELBOURNE CITY FOOTBALL CLUB PTY LTD, CENTRAL COAST MARINERS FC PTY LTD

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