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NorthPort
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Interesting marketing move by the Seagulls..

Came across these at the Spottieswood Hotel on Wednesday night.

There were a pile of season passes for Williamstown near the cash register for the public to take.

Perhaps it was to try and get people into the habit of going along for 2014? Maybe Port supporters should drop by on the way down to Burbank Oval to get free entry :P

(yeah the photo is crap quality I know!)

NorthPort
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Good initiative from the Gulls.







Borough1874
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A true borough supporter would have taken them all & passed them around to port supporters before the game at Burbank then chucked them
In the bin after that! Only joking mate

MegaA
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Whats the address ? I'll get a courier to pick them up :)

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MinkaBeaver

I did an interview with Trevor Monti a few years back.

His quote: "You shouldn't be paying to come to a Williamstown game."

The reason was that by his estimate there were thousands of these cards handed out at primary schools, pubs and community centres throughout the local area every year.

BrekkyDJ
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[quote=MinkaBeaver]

I did an interview with Trevor Monti a few years back.

His quote: "You shouldn't be paying to come to a Williamstown game."

The reason was that by his estimate there were thousands of these cards handed out at primary schools, pubs and community centres throughout the local area every year.

[/quote]

I say good on Williamstown for giving that a crack and trying to build up their crowds.

If I was them (and I'd love to be able to do this a Port), I would seek a grant or some small sponsorship to buy some flags and floggers for a small cheer squad behind the goals.

Then I'd (as the club) pay two high school students to run the Cheer Squad and encourage their friends to join. Any kid under 18 that joins would get a voucher each game to let them have one pie and one coke.

Even if it only brought in 20 kids, there would be plenty of colour and noise behind the goals and home games and would help create a better atmosphere.

digs

[quote=BrekkyDJ]

MinkaBeaver wrote:

I did an interview with Trevor Monti a few years back.
His quote: "You shouldn't be paying to come to a Williamstown game."
The reason was that by his estimate there were thousands of these cards handed out at primary schools, pubs and community centres throughout the local area every year.

I say good on Williamstown for giving that a crack and trying to build up their crowds.

If I was them (and I'd love to be able to do this a Port), I would seek a grant or some small sponsorship to buy some flags and floggers for a small cheer squad behind the goals.

Then I'd (as the club) pay two high school students to run the Cheer Squad and encourage their friends to join. Any kid under 18 that joins would get a voucher each game to let them have one pie and one coke.

Even if it only brought in 20 kids, there would be plenty of colour and noise behind the goals and home games and would help create a better atmosphere.

[/quote]

You've got a pretty good cheer squad behind the goals as it is Breaky.
Get on the board mate & make it happen, you could be the next Peter Saultry.

We might be from the bush. but we ain't green

BrekkyDJ
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[quote=digs]

BrekkyDJ wrote:

MinkaBeaver wrote:I did an interview with Trevor Monti a few years back.
His quote: "You shouldn't be paying to come to a Williamstown game."
The reason was that by his estimate there were thousands of these cards handed out at primary schools, pubs and community centres throughout the local area every year.
I say good on Williamstown for giving that a crack and trying to build up their crowds.
If I was them (and I'd love to be able to do this a Port), I would seek a grant or some small sponsorship to buy some flags and floggers for a small cheer squad behind the goals.
Then I'd (as the club) pay two high school students to run the Cheer Squad and encourage their friends to join. Any kid under 18 that joins would get a voucher each game to let them have one pie and one coke.
Even if it only brought in 20 kids, there would be plenty of colour and noise behind the goals and home games and would help create a better atmosphere.

You've got a pretty good cheer squad behind the goals as it is Breaky.
Get on the board mate & make it happen, you could be the next Peter Saultry.

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It's not bad Digs, but it needs some floggers to really add some colour - just like Geelong did during the finals.

Of course, I'd love to see Port lead the way, but wouldn't mind seeing Williamstown or Frankston lead the way... even Coburg - just to bring some real colour and encourage younger supporters to come to the VFL.

cobrascorer
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I got started at Camberwell as a result of free tickets for school children.
VFL clubs can't lose to give out free tickets to school kids. They could drag along their paying parents. Recruit 'em young.
Clubs could also consider giving a free, one season, ticket package to new residents in the area. (Ballarat FL rejected the idea of giving info about local comps and a ticket to new settlers, particularly migrants.)

Handing out freebies willy-nilly seems a bit silly.

the jewel

I'm really looking forward to the Williamstown and Port Melbourne match. It will be interesting to see if Lauschie is prepared to repeat all his digs at Williamstown and Brendan Curry TO HIS FACE.

lum
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Camberwell used to provide free junior membership tickets to schools.
I recall getting mine for a few years while at Box Hill Tech.
They stopped when Box Hill entered the VFA.
Never liked Box Hill from that moment on!

lum

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