The St George Illawarra Dragons held the inaugural Red V Members Advisory Forum involving a meeting between Management and 18 selected Red V Members at ANZ Stadium, Olympic Park on Monday, June 8.

The Meeting was held in conjunction with the round 13 fixture against the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs follows on from the announced formation of the Red V Members Advisory Forum in May of this year.

The Club received over 100 applications and after a comprehensive review process that included criteria such as membership category, location, relevant skills and experience.

Dragons and NRL staff chose a group of males and females ranging in age from 16-71 whose Red V Membership tenure varied from first year Members to those who had been part of the program since the inception in 2002.

The Red V Members Advisory Forum is designed as an interactive Forum that will see these Red V Members participate in two meetings a year with Dragons and NRL Management to discuss relevant issues and topics with respect to Membership and Fan Engagement.  

In the first meeting, Dragons CEO Peter Doust provided an overview of the Dragons Business including Governance and Finances, along the lines of the information previously communicated and shared in the Dragons Den Videos:

Click Here For Dragons Den: CEO Update Part 1

Click Here For Dragons Den: CEO Update Part 2

Click Here For Dragons Den: CEO Update Part 3

Dragons Chief Operating Officer Michael McDonald provided an overview of the Dragons Membership program since 2002 as well as an update on the current Fan Engagement and Membership Project being undertaken with Global Sports Marketing Firm, The Aspire Group.

Key Information and Research from the Aspire Project was shared such as:

  • Fan Engagement and Match Day Satisfaction

  • Motivations to Purchase Tickets and attend matches

  • Members Planning, Timeframes, Service and Benefits

A secondary meeting is presently planned for next month where further detail and feedback will be discussed in the interactive forum and subsequently communicated to the wider Membership database.

The Dragons 2015 Red V Members Advisory Forum Members are as follows:

Name

Package

Category

Tenure

Mathew Spanos

True Believer – Sydney

Non Ticketed

2

Jack O'Hara

True Believer – NSW Country

Non Ticketed

5

Peter Rumph

True Believer – Interstate

Non Ticketed

7

Charlie Monti

Kogarah Pass – Reserved

Gold

14

Jordon Le Breux

Bronze

1

Nicholas Ralston

Kogarah Pass – GA

GA

1

Vivek Ramakrishna

Kogarah Upgrade

Gold

7

Andrew Horne

Woll. Pass – Reserved

Silver

5

Rachel Moncrieff

Wollongong Pass – GA

GA

6

Brendan Murphy

Wollongong Upgrade

Silver

7

Matthew Vickers

Heartland Pass

GA/Gold

12

Andrew Anderson

West Wing

GA

5

Kristine Marinkovic

Metro Pass

GA

3

Nadia Gooshan

Dragons Dozen

Bronze

2

Greg Young

All In – Reserved

Silver

13

Leanne Hicks

Bronze

14

Dee Khalil

All In – GA

GA

3

Les Thompson

Platinum

Gold

14

* Please note that the selected Members have been appointed for an 18-month period, as per the Terms of Reference

All Red V Members are encouraged to provide feedback, suggestions and submit questions to/for Dragons Management via any of the following long-standing methods at any time:

  • Email redv@dragons.com.au anytime with membership questions or suggestions

  • Submit questions online via Dragons Den for answer by Management such as CEO, Head Coach etc.

  • Suggestion/Feedback Box – complete a form on game day and place it in the box located at the Red V Tent at the next home game or member event.

Click Here For Further Information Concerning The Red V Members Advisory Forum

The Dragons will also be holding a Coaches Forum on Wednesday, July 1 where Red V Members, Corporate Partners and fans have the opportunity hear from the Dragons Coaching and Performance Staff.

A LIMITED number of places are available with all proceeds going directly toward supporting the investment made by the Club to continually developing the Dragons Rugby League Football Training Facilities.

If you are a current Dragons Partner or Red V Member, entry to the evening is at a special rate of only $90 (General Public $115).    

Click Here For Further Information Concerning The Coaches Forum