The Deakin Melbourne Boomers continue to see a swell in membership numbers with a dedicated focus on connecting with the grassroots level of the game being rewarded with more supporters joining as members.
In recent weeks Melbourne's WNBL club has seen more than 210 girls attend its new Melbourne Boomers Girls Academy sessions, along with the announcements that Liz Cambage and Jenn O'Hea are both coming home to play, but there is more on the way according to General Manager, Justin Nelson.
"It's an incredibly busy time for all of us at the Boomers, we are seeing a surge in supporters taking the next step and joining as members, which is vital for us," said Nelson.
"The news about Liz and Jenna coming home received widespread coverage and as a result the basketball community is jumping on board, they want to be a part of what promises to be an exciting time for their WNBL club."
With eight players signed, the next of which is set to be announced tomorrow, the importance of gaining more members is a major priority over the coming weeks.
"Members matter, it's as simple as that. Without members, we don't exist. We need our supporters to really step up and become members of the club, it's vital," said Nelson.
"Across all the basketball associations and clubs in Melbourne there is real excitement and anticipation about what we are doing, about supporting women's sport and being a part of this Boomers surge. That excitement is leading more people to buy memberships, which is just fantastic for the club."
Season memberships start from just $39 for juniors.
To purchase a membership, visit the club's new website HERE.
"We have focused on keeping our memberships affordable for the whole family, plus each level of membership comes with a range of benefits and members-only opportunities. It pays to be a member, we want our members to feel like they matter because they do."