Number-one ticket holder

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A number-one ticket holder is a person who holds membership ticket number 1 of a particular football club. Possession of the number one ticket is largely symbolic, but prestigious. The tradition of having a number one ticket holder is mainly observed in Australia. The ticket is often given to a celebrity or past player in order to raise the profile of the club.

Australian Football League[edit]

The Australian Football League is the premier Australian rules football competition in Australia. Most clubs nominate a number one ticket holder each year.

2012 AFL number one ticket holders
Club Number one ticket holder Reference
Adelaide Football Club Lleyton Hewitt
Kate Ellis
[1]
[2]
Brisbane Lions David Devine [3]
Carlton Football Club Sam Smorgon
Vivienne Kerr
[4]
Collingwood Football Club No number one ticket holder [1]
Essendon Football Club Ron Kirwan [5]
Fremantle Football Club Ben Roberts-Smith [6]
Geelong Football Club Rebecca Maddern
Robert Doyle
Keith Fagg
[7]
[8]
[8]
Greater Western Sydney Football Club Melissa Doyle [9]
Hawthorn Football Club Helen Kapalos [10]
Melbourne Football Club Robert Flower [11]
North Melbourne Football Club Ricky Ponting [1]
Port Adelaide Football Club David Koch
Teresa Palmer
[12]
Richmond Football Club David Mandie
Evelyn Danos
[1]
St Kilda Football Club Eric Bana [13]
Sydney Swans Philippa Power [14]
West Coast Eagles Ross Glendinning [15]
Western Bulldogs Julia Gillard [16]

National Rugby League[edit]

The National Rugby League competition is the premier rugby league competition in Australia.

2010 NRL number one ticket holders
Club Number one ticket holder
Canberra Raiders Mark Webber[17]
Parramatta Eels Danny Green[18]
Melbourne Storm Molly Meldrum
Wests Tigers John Rechhi[19]
Manly Seagles number one ticket holder
Club Number one ticket holder
1992-2012 Thomas Keneally [20]

A-League[edit]

2010 A League number one ticket holders
Club Number one ticket holder
Melbourne Heart FC Jon Bon Jovi[21]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Wortman, Jeff (2 April 2009). "Who's your No.1?". Herald Sun. Retrieved 20 August 2010. 
  2. ^ "Kate Ellis joins Crows" (Press release). Adelaide Football Club. 28 March 2011. Retrieved 26 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "David Devine appointed Number One Ticketholder". The AFL. 2 December 2008. Retrieved 20 August 2010. 
  4. ^ "Fisher back for Blues". The AFL. 29 July 2010. Retrieved 20 August 2010. 
  5. ^ "Kirwan Named Number One Ticket Holder". Official AFL Website of Essendon FC. Retrieved 13 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "Roberts-Smith the No 1 ticket holder at Freo". WAToday. 20 March 2012. Retrieved 26 March 2012. 
  7. ^ Nash, Jonno (28 June 2012). "Cats' No.1 ticket holder Rebecca Maddern says it was either like football or there was no TV". Herald Sun. Retrieved 13 September 2012. 
  8. ^ a b "Cats crown new number ones". Geelong Cats Football Club. 15 June 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  9. ^ "Giants announce Melissa Doyle as number one ticket holder" (Press release). Greater Western Sydney Football Club. 26 February 2012. Retrieved 4 March 2012. 
  10. ^ "Kapalos lauds AFL’s Women’s Round". 17 July 2012. 
  11. ^ "Flower named No.1 ticket holder". Official AFL Website of Melbourne FC. 28 August 2011. Retrieved 28 August 2011. 
  12. ^ "Teresa Palmer Power's No. 1". The PAFC. 30 January 2009. Retrieved 20 August 2010. 
  13. ^ Tullberg, Julie (25 June 2010). "Actor Eric Bana named Saints No. 1 ticketholder". Herald Sun. Retrieved 20 August 2010. 
  14. ^ "No. 1 Ticket Holders - SYDNEYSWANS.COM.AU". 2013. Retrieved 29 May 2013. 
  15. ^ "Ross Glendinning". Official AFL Website of West Coast Eagles. 2009. Retrieved 20 August 2010. 
  16. ^ Schulz, Matthew (19 August 2010). "Collingwood say Julia Gillard has lost votes after saying she hates Pies". PerthNow. Retrieved 20 August 2010. 
  17. ^ Hind, Richard (3 March 2010). "Webber the formula for success". The Age. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 14 July 2010. 
  18. ^ Lane, Daniel (4 July 2010). "Boys in blue needs to believe in themselves, says Green". Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 14 July 2010. 
  19. ^ [1]
  20. ^ web |url =http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Keneally
  21. ^ http://www.foxsports.com.au/football/a-league/jon-bon-jovi-named-melbourne-hearts-no1-international-ticket-holder/story-e6frf4gl-1225923223544