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The Dragons would like to thank all Red V members once again for their support throughout the 2021 season.

The Dragons' members appreciation week acknowledged and rewarded our loyal members with several exciting prizes and initiatives. A big congratulations to those who were selected as prize winners and thank you to all members who got involved.

We appreciate all our Red V members and thank all 18,170 of you for being in that number. 


Team signed jersey prize with the Dragons Team Store

All Red V members were able to access an exclusive 30 per cent discount with the Dragons Team Store last week. One lucky member who spent over $100 was drawn to win a Dragons' team-signed 2021 jersey! 

  • Thomas H, five-year member from Picnic Point, New South Wales
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Share your best Dragons photos and win

These members shared their best #redvmember photos on social media, and each won a $50 Dragons Team Store merchandise voucher: 

  • Dianne A, 10-year member from Blackbutt, Queensland
  • Tony P, six-year member from Mount Warrigal, New South Wales
  • Andrew S, one-year member from Wandal, Queensland
  • Logan M, nine-year member from Flinders, New South Wales
  • Paige H, five-year member from Port Kembla, New South Wales
  • Rohan B, 15-year member from Clermont, Queensland
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Share a story about your favourite Dragons player and win

Thank you to all members who took part in this competition and submitted a story about their favourite player. 

It was great to see how passionate our members are about their favourite Dragons players and we were overwhelmed with the amount of entries. Congratulations to these nine members who were selected as winners. Prizes included:

1x 2022 Red V membership (value as per member's package held in 2021) winner:

  • Lawson F, four-year member from Pyrmont, NSW

"Ben Hunt: I like Ben Hunt because he plays hard and will do anything for the club. I like him because he has lots of skill and has been playing for the Dragons for a long time. I personally think that he's the best player for the Dragons and has been for a long time. Ben Hunt is my favourite player because he can play well and will do anything for the team if he needs to. I like him because he has been playing for the Dragons for a long time and cheers up my family when they are angry or sad."

1x Dragons team signed 2021 NRL men's jersey (signed by NRL team) winner:

  • Thomas K, three-year member from Roselands, New South Wales

1x Dragons team signed 2021 NRLW women's jersey (signed by NRLW team) winner:

  • Marie T, eight-year member from Marrickville, New South Wales

1x 2022 legends club double pass winner:

  • Michael P, one-year member from Helensburgh, New South Wales

5x $100 Dragons Team Store merchandise vouchers winners:

  • Rodney B, four-year member from Mount Colah, New South Wales
  • Michael C, 13-year member from Albion Park Rail, New South Wales
  • Andrew C, two-year member from Beverley Park, New South Wales
  • Jackson W, four-year member from Oran Park, New South Wales

"Jason Nightingale: I grew up watching him from start to finish and he's one of the most underrated players of all time. He was loyal, hardworking and just an overall decent human being which turned into results (double in the grand final was awesome). One of the happiest moments in my life was having coffee with him during my work experience which for a 15-year-old was the ultimate achievement, we didn't even talk about footy which was nice. Whenever I play Oz-Tag, I always wear the number five and play right wing in respect for him. These are the reasons why he will always be my favourite Dragons player (I have the '250' jersey to prove it)."

  • Renate N, 11-year member from Oak Flats, New South Wales

"Tariq Sims: I think that Tariq is one of the hardest working players that there is. Week-in, week-out he gives his all. He shows such good sportsmanship all the time. He is very deserving of his Origin spot and is a great example for the young kids to look up to. I know my two grandsons admire him very much. A couple of seasons ago we were on our way back from an away game and we stopped in at Maccas and all the Dragon players were there too, and my two grandsons were at the counter ordering their food when Tariq started chatting to them. To say they were excited was an understatement. When the time came to pay for their order Tariq stepped up and paid for their order. We couldn't believe it. That is someone special."

Thank you: Players call 2021 members

A few of our Dragons players took the time to personally call some of our inaugural 20-year members to thank them for their long-term and committed support. Although we weren't able to call all 502 of our 20-year members, we are very appreciative of all of your continued support. 

Thank you: Players call 2021 members

Gifted jerseys and personalised videos for selected 'Red V is a Part of Me' members

Congratulations to the 'Red V is a Part of Me' members who were randomly drawn to receive a signed, match-worn 'Part of Me' jersey from Round 24, as well as a personalised video message from a Dragons player:

  • Isla M, 13-year member from Kogarah, New South Wales
  • Matthew B, 20-year member from Windang, New South Wales
  • Abbas I, 13-year member from Westmead, New South Wales
  • John R, 16-year member from Lake Illawarra, New South Wales
  • Alycia B, two-year member from Menai, New South Wales
  • Ben D, three-year member from Dapto, New South Wales
  • Roger K, seven-year member from Kirrawee, New South Wales
  • Samantha B, two-year member from Carlton, New South Wales
  • Andrew F, three-year member from Wollstonecraft, New South Wales
  • Des K, three-year member from Mudgee, New South Wales
  • Paul H, 10-year member from Mortdale, New South Wales
  • Liz C, seven-year member from Kew, New South Wales
  • Bella W, 12-year member from South Penrith, New South Wales
  • Suzanne R, 13-year member from Moorebank, New South Wales
  • Bob E, four-year member from Lake Illawarra, New South Wales
  • Annette L, 15-year member from Woollamia, New South Wales
  • Megan A, 19-year member from North Nowra, New South Wales
  • Frank A, 13-year member from Bardwell Valley, New South Wales

Signed football giveaway

Congratulations to these randomly selected members who were surprised with a special delivery of a football signed by Ben Hunt:

  • Paul J, two-year member from Carlton, New South Wales
  • John A, one-year member from Algester, Queensland
  • William P, 20-year member from Strathfield, New South Wales
  • Stuart P, 10-year member from Oatley, New South Wales
  • Cristina G, one-year member from Wollongong, New South Wales
  • Daniel M, 13-year member from Sans Souci, New South Wales
  • Dimitrios D, 19-year member from Dulwich Hill, New South Wales
  • Sharon D, 17-year member from Kings Point, New South Wales
  • Jenna W, two-year member from Edens Landing, Queensland
  • Luka T, one-year member from Blakehurst, New South Wales

Game day half-time competition

These two Queensland-based members were drawn to participate in a half-time kicking activity during our Round 24 game against the North Queensland Cowboys at Rockhampton's Browne Park. First place took home a $500 merchandise voucher and second place received a $100 merchandise voucher – thanks to membership partner Westfund Health Insurance. 

  • Jake T, eight-year member from Gracemere, Queensland (first place)
  • Nathan T, one-year member from Gladstone, Queensland (second place)
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