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.

2015 AFL number one ticket holders
Club Number one ticket holder Reference
Adelaide Football Club Lleyton Hewitt
Kate Ellis
[1]
[2]
Brisbane Lions Melanie Wright
Spencer Grammer
[3]
Carlton Football Club Sam Smorgon
Vivienne Kerr
[4]
Collingwood Football Club No number one ticket holder [1]
Essendon Football Club Ken Lay [5]
Fremantle Football Club Ben Roberts-Smith [6]Richard walley
Geelong Football Club Rebecca Maddern
Robert Doyle
Keith Fagg
[7]
[8]
[8]
Greater Western Sydney Giants Melissa Doyle [9]
Hawthorn Football Club Dulcie Kennedy [10]
Melbourne Football Club
North Melbourne Football Club Ricky Ponting [1]
Port Adelaide Football Club Hugh Sheridan [11]
Richmond Football Club Ken Grenda
Evelyn Danos
[12]
St Kilda Football Club Eric Bana [13]
Sydney Swans Adam Spencer (2016)
Duncan McPherson
[14]
[15]
West Coast Eagles Daniel Ricciardo [16]
Western Bulldogs Alan Johnstone [17]

National Rugby League[edit]

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

NRL number one ticket holders
Club Number one ticket holder Reference
Brisbane Broncos Kevin Rudd [18]
Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
Canberra Raiders Mark Webber [19]
Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks No number one ticket holder
Gold Coast Titans No number one ticket holder
Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles Tony Abbott [20]
Melbourne Storm Molly Meldrum [21]
Newcastle Knights No number one ticket holder
New Zealand Warriors
North Queensland Cowboys
Parramatta Eels No number one ticket holder
Penrith Panthers
South Sydney Rabbitohs
St George Illawarra Dragons John Howard
Sydney Roosters
Wests Tigers John Rechhi
North Sydney Bears Martin Collins

A-League[edit]

2010 A League number one ticket holders
Club Number one ticket holder
Melbourne Heart FC Jon Bon Jovi[22]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c 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. ^ "Wright & Grammer: Lions No. 1 Ticket Holders". 30 March 2015. Retrieved 27 March 2016. 
  4. ^ "Fisher back for Blues". The AFL. 29 July 2010. Retrieved 20 August 2010. 
  5. ^ "Number One Don - essendonfc.com.au". Retrieved 5 October 2015. 
  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 Giants. 26 February 2012. Retrieved 4 March 2012. 
  10. ^ "Dulcie Kennedy, female number one ticket holder". 12 March 2014. 
  11. ^ Port Adelaide Football Club] Number 1 ticket holders. Retrieved 12 May 2015.
  12. ^ "Tigers announce No. 1 ticket holders". Richmond Football Club. 3 April 2013. Retrieved 11 June 2015. 
  13. ^ Tullberg, Julie (25 June 2010). "Actor Eric Bana named Saints No. 1 ticketholder". Herald Sun. Retrieved 20 August 2010. 
  14. ^ "Spencer named Number One Ticket Holder". Sydney Swans. 13 October 2014. Retrieved 27 March 2016. 
  15. ^ "Duncan's number one". Sydney Swans. 14 November 2014. Retrieved 10 June 2015. 
  16. ^ "Daniel Ricciardo has been named as West Coast's No. 1 ticket holder". Triple M. 2015. Retrieved 12 May 2015. 
  17. ^ "Johnstone named no.1 ticket holder". Western Bulldogs Football Club. 19 December 2013. Retrieved 11 June 2015. 
  18. ^ Masters, Roy (13 August 2014). "Brisbane Broncos cross the line in political divide". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 14 February 2015. 
  19. ^ Hind, Richard (3 March 2010). "Webber the formula for success". The Age. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 14 July 2010. 
  20. ^ Lane, Daniel (6 October 2014). "Tony Abbott isn't the first PM to be booed at the footy, and he won't be the last". Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 12 May 2010. 
  21. ^ "Melbourne Storm number one ticket holder Molly Meldrum 'devastated' by NRL penalty". News.com.au. 22 April 2010. Retrieved 12 June 2015. 
  22. ^ http://www.foxsports.com.au/football/a-league/jon-bon-jovi-named-melbourne-hearts-no1-international-ticket-holder/story-e6frf4gl-1225923223544