MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 25: Jonathon Simpkin kicks the ball in front of a large crowd during a Hawthorn Hawks AFL training session at Waverley Park on September 25, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

2016 membership ladder

After three consecutive premierships, Hawthorn now has the most members in the league, with AFL.com.au releasing the membership figures for 2016.

The Hawks have 75, 351 members, an increase of 3.33 per cent on 2015.

Meanwhile, Collingwood, who occupied top spot last season, suffered a 0.53 per cent drop and has 74,643 members.

St KIlda enjoyed the biggest rise, jumping by 16.06 per cent, to 38,009.

Brisbane’s dismal season has seen the club record a 8.35 per cent drop in memberships, with 23,286 members signing up for season 2016.

Overall, eleven clubs notched a record number of memberships in 2016, while the combined club membership of 875,197 was a record for the 25th time in the past 26 years.

See where your club sits!

Club 2016 2015 Variation
Hawthorn 75,351 72,924 +3.33%
Collingwood 74,643 75,037 -0.53%
Richmond 72,278 70,809 +2.07%
West Coast 65,188 60,221 +8.25%
Essendon 57,494 60,818 -5.47%
Sydney Swans 56,523 48,836 +15.74%
Adelaide 54,307 52,920 +2.62%
Port Adelaide 53,743 54,057 -0.58%
Fremantle 51,889 51,433 +0.89%
Geelong 50,571 44,312 +14.12%
Carlton 50,130 47,305 +5.97%
North Melbourne 45,014 41,012 +9.76%
Western Bulldogs 39,459 35,222 +12.03%
Melbourne 39,146 35,953 +8.88%
St Kilda 38,009 32,746 +16.07%
Brisbane Lions 23,286 25,408 -8.35%
Greater Western Sydney 15,312 13,480 +13.59%
Gold Coast 12,854 13,643 -5.78%

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  1. I am 1 that didn’t renew membership because of the price increase in membership and it’s getting a joke of just getting a cap and scarf every year 👎🏻

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