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 sporting club. Possession of the number one ticket is largely symbolic. The tradition of having a number one ticket holder is mainly observed in Australia. The ticket is often given to a celebrity or past sports player in order to raise the profile of the club and publicity.

Australian Football League[edit]

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

Current AFL number one ticket holders[1]
Club Ticket holder
Adelaide Football Club Carolyn Hewson [2]
Brisbane Lions Chris Lynn and Abby Coleman [3]
Carlton Football Club Sam Smorgon[4]
Vivienne Kerr
Collingwood Football Club No number one ticket holder [5]
Essendon Football Club Kim Brennan [6]
Fremantle Football Club Richard Walley
Geelong Football Club Rebecca Maddern[7]
Robert Doyle[8]
Keith Fagg[8]
Gold Coast Football Club None
Greater Western Sydney Giants Melissa Doyle [9]
Hawthorn Football Club Gwen Crimmins[10]
Peter Hudson
Melbourne Football Club None
North Melbourne Football Club Ricky Ponting [5]
Port Adelaide Football Club None
Richmond Football Club Edward Dunstan
St Kilda Football Club Eric Bana [11]
Sydney Swans Deborah Hutton [12]
West Coast Eagles Julie Bishop
Western Bulldogs Alan Johnstone [13]

National Rugby League[edit]

The National Rugby League is the premier rugby league competition in Australasia. Known dates are included in brackets.

Club Ticket holder
Brisbane Broncos Lachlan Murdoch (2006–09)[14][15][16][17]
Andrew Fraser ("until he left politics" in 2012)[18]
Kevin Rudd (2013–14)[19][20]
Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
Canberra Raiders Mark Webber (2010)[21]
Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks Scott Morrison (2016) [22]
Gold Coast Titans
Manly Warringah Sea Eagles Gladys Berejiklian (2018)
Melbourne Storm Molly Meldrum & Julia Gillard (2010) [23]
Newcastle Knights
New Zealand Warriors
North Queensland Cowboys
Parramatta Eels
Penrith Panthers Mark Geyer (2012-2016) [24][25]
South Sydney Rabbitohs
St. George Illawarra Dragons John Howard [26]
Sydney Roosters Malcolm Turnbull
Wests Tigers Lee Hagipantelis (2014–15) [27]

A-League[edit]

The A-League is a professional men's soccer league in Australia and New Zealand.

Club Ticket holder Reference
Melbourne Heart FC Jon Bon Jovi (2010) [28]
Central Coast Mariners Julie Goodwin (2016-) [29]

ANZ Championship[edit]

The ANZ Championship was the premier netball league in Australia and New Zealand that existed between 2008 and 2016.

Club Ticket holder Reference
Queensland Firebirds Anna Bligh (2008) [30]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Crows name Carolyn Hewson as joint number one ticket holder - AFC.com.au". Retrieved 9 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Lynn and Coleman No.1 ticket holders in 2018 - lions.com.au". Retrieved 9 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Fisher back for Blues". The AFL. 29 July 2010. Retrieved 20 August 2010.
  5. ^ a b Wortman, Jeff (2 April 2009). "Who's your No.1?". Herald Sun. Retrieved 20 August 2010.
  6. ^ http://www.essendonfc.com.au/news/2017-03-25/number-one-ticket-holder. Retrieved 25 August 2018. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  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. ^ "Hawthorn appoint No.1 ticket holders". Hawthorn Football Club. Retrieved 8 October 2017.
  11. ^ Tullberg, Julie (25 June 2010). "Actor Eric Bana named Saints No. 1 ticketholder". Herald Sun. Retrieved 20 August 2010.
  12. ^ "No. 1 Ticket Holders - sydneyswans.com.au". sydneyswans.com.au. Retrieved 9 September 2018.
  13. ^ "Johnstone named no.1 ticket holder". Western Bulldogs Football Club. 19 December 2013. Retrieved 11 June 2015.
  14. ^ Chenoweth, Neil (5 August 2005). "Lachlan's legacy: $560m lost on Super League". The Australian Financial Review. South Sydney Rabbitohs. Archived from the original on 14 March 2006. Retrieved 14 February 2015.
  15. ^ Murphy, Mitchell (5 October 2007). "Bid to take over Broncos". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  16. ^ Heming, Wayne (3 March 2008). "Broncos recruit powerful player in Rudd". Brisbane Times. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  17. ^ Flynn, Michael (4 December 2009). "Who's Number One?". FourFourTwo. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  18. ^ Ludlow, Mark; Cranston, Matthew (1 October 2015). "Queenslanders face off in battle for league's best". Australian Financial Review. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  19. ^ Kelly, Joe (21 August 2013). "Tony Abbott scores at Kevin Rudd's home ground with $5m for Broncos upgrade". The Australian. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  20. ^ Masters, Roy (13 August 2014). "Brisbane Broncos cross the line in political divide". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 14 February 2015.
  21. ^ Hind, Richard (23 March 2010). "Webber the formula for success". The Age. Retrieved 14 July 2010.
  22. ^ "Scott Morrison the '#1 Ticket Holder'". sharks.com.au. 15 March 2016. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  23. ^ Duck, Siobhan; Collier, Karen; Hudson, Phillip (22 April 2010). "Melbourne Storm number one ticket holder Molly Meldrum 'devastated' by NRL penalty". Herald Sun. Retrieved 12 June 2015.
  24. ^ Glover, Ben (29 February 2012). "Mark Geyer says Penrith star Michael Gordon is the next Billy Slater and should play fullback for the Panthers". Fox Sports. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  25. ^ Logue, Matt (8 September 2016). "Mark Geyer calls on Penrith fans to show their passion and turn up for the NRL elimination final". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  26. ^ "We're for Sydney". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2018-09-09.
  27. ^ "Brydens Lawyers commit to Wests Tigers". weststigers.com.au. 4 September 2015. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  28. ^ "Jon Bon Jovi named Melbourne Heart's No.1 international ticket holder". Fox Sports. 24 July 2010.
  29. ^ "Julie Goodwin unveiled as Mariners Number 1 Ticket Holder | Central Coast Mariners". Ccmariners.com.au. Retrieved 2018-09-09.
  30. ^ "Brand New Queensland Firebirds". Australian Netball. 22 November 2007. Retrieved 2 October 2016.