Wests Magpies are in the best position they have been in since the Joint Venture first began in the Year 2000. The Club has an ISP Team, RMC Team, facilities at Campbelltown (Milton Park) that houses our Junior Rep and Development Squads, offices and gym at the Whitlam Centre (Liverpool), shared use of Hillier Oval (Liverpool) with All Saints, over 700 members (which is more than we have had in 20 years and of course hold the reins with Wests Tigers. Our relationship with the WT is better than it has ever been and we are finally working hand in hand. If we can cast our minds back to 2012, WM were discussing plans with the funeral director, WT and us were clearly 2 separate organisations, our facility was tucked away in the darkest corner of our district, out of mind and out of sight and our brand only controlled 1 RMC Team.
Where we are today is mainly due to a lot of hard work and the ‘never give up’ attitude of individuals, but also to the efforts of our loyal supporters who stuck solid during the tough times. This includes our membership base that has grown dramatically over the past few years, without this it’s hard to justify existence, as is the case for other Clubs including NRL Clubs. With a healthy membership base and growth, support for the Club grows, merchandise value is extremely helpful, providing other opportunities to the Club that may not normally exist and is in the top 3 reasons for the Club to continue its existence.
We hope that our current members are able to continue their support of the Club, and if the opportunity presents itself, assist us to grow our membership base. Either way we are extremely grateful to our members and those who support the Club, who quite simply have played a major role in the continued existence of this 111 year old, great Foundation Club, with a history as rich as any organisation in Australia.
In 2019 our popular monthly membership prize will continue, giving everyone a chance to win something extra throughout the season. In order to be eligible, simply join up as a Football Club Member.
We will be rolling out our new Junior Membership option very soon.
The Wests Magpies Young Guns will allow junior members to be a part of our Foundation Club ensuring that our brand continues to grow.
We are currently in the process of finalising the technical aspects of the change and will advertise through all channels available as soon as we’re ready to launch the junior membership.
A great way to support your Club is to wear our emblem with pride. The introduction of our online shop has made that easier than ever to do, so be sure to check out our online shop for some great deals with items reduced to make way for our exciting 2019 stock.
We know it can sometimes be challenging but we would like our members & supporters to remember, if you buy direct from the Club, all profits go to the Club. If you buy from a licensed retailer, a percentage of profits go back to the Club. But, if you buy unlicensed products, no profits go back to your Club.
Our membership mailout has occurred and members have started receiving some information about upcoming events along with their 2019 Members Badge & Sticker. (These items do not get made available for non-members)
We have gone through and consolidated the various records held in relation to Life Members and with thanks to Wests Archives, Wests Ashfield Leagues and our Membership team, we have managed to consolidate them all into a single listing, bearing in mind that our first Life Member was back around 1912.
We look at our life members as those who have served the Club for many years and achieved great things on behalf of the Club. Perhaps our existence today would not be as we see it if it were not for them.
We thank all our Life Members and their families for their services.
Further information will be posted on our website very soon.
Dual Memberships are again being offered via the Wests Tigers Membership portal for ISP.