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Cats set new membership record

Geelong has set a new membership record. (Sports Media Image/Marcel Berens)

GEELONG has set a membership record for the seventh consecutive season after passing 66,000 members for the first time in its history.

The Cats, who sit on top of the AFL ladder with 13 wins and three losses after 17 rounds, have topped their previous mark of 65,420.

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“The record is really about our members, who support the club throughout the country and give us one of the most passionate supporter bases in the AFL and Australian sport,” Geelong CEO Brian Cook said.

 “As a club, we are committed to achieving success both on and off the field. Over the past 15 years our team has delivered, and this year our new AFLW squad kept that tradition going by reaching the preliminary final.

 “Our on-field performance coupled with our strong commitment to improve people’s lives through our community involvement help supporters come on board as members.

 “When you consider that in 2008, coming off a premiership year, our membership stood at a then-record 36,850 there continues to be enormous growth with nearly 30,000 extra members now on board.”

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