Regardless of weather our club can turn around the on field performances this year I think the staff we have in the back of house can be really proud of the job they are doing. The videos that get posted on the club website give us fans real access and the Q&A’s that Pascoe and Cleary do offer us participation. I follow the club on all the social media platforms and in the last two years the club has improved their content enormously. It’s great for the fans and it’s great for our sponsors.
Also the amount of community projects the club is now involved in cannot be ignored; hardly a day passes when we don’t see photos of a few players attending schools, hospitals, community day, etc.
Unfortunately all this hasn’t resulted in increased membership numbers in 2018 and we are behind where we were this time last year. I actually find this surprising because there has been such a positive feeling about the club since Cleary arrived. While we had massive membership growth in 2017 I think leading into 2018 Manly may be the only Sydney club with fewer members. I’m sure this will become a major focus when the club is planning for 2019.
The club is on the right track in so many ways.
PS - for those that haven’t seen it yet, the club has posted videos of Pascoe and Go’s speeches from the season launch last week. Both speeches are worth listening to.