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Re: Attendance / Atmosphere
Post Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:36 am
Posted by Tommy Duckfingers on Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:36 am
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I think we need to work both harder and smarter and the club could do more. A few fag packet ideas, many of which have been suggested in one form or another:

• Email communication. Can’t recall the last one I had from the club and I’m a regular fan, I get them from Leeds Rhinos all the time.
• ‘Money can’t buy’ incentives within the season ticket – for example access to a training session/open day where you can get close up with the players. Maybe go into a draw to be a waterbody or something similar. Same with access to the post match players bar, say one game per season you get this with a season ticket.
• Write it into the contracts of the star players that they have to spend an hour a day after ringing all season ticket holders from the previous years that haven’t renewed yet. I’m sure a phone call from big Dave could entice a few to maybe sign up again?
• Use the players at the shop a bit more – come down to the store this weekend when Tom Johnston will be doing a quick Q&A – get your season ticket and get a free signed ball or whatever.
• Themed rounds every now and again.

NHS/Public Services game – £5 a ticket for anybody employed here.
Veterans/armed forces game – same again.
Heritage Round – free pint for anybody who comes in a Rooftop Gardens shirt or whatever.
• More interaction with junior clubs, my junior side gets an invite probably less than a week before the game – this isn’t long enough at all to organise kids and parents.
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Re: Attendance / Atmosphere
Post Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:37 am
Posted by wrencat1873 on Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:37 am
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vastman wrote:

One thing seems obvious and that is that good RL and results doesn't seem to be enough to attract the Wakefield public so we need to re-think the marketing - or win the CCup or GF 8)
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We are definitely missing a trick with the Challenge Cup.

A top 8 finish puts you just 3 games from Wembley which, for Trinity, is our best chance of reaching a final and claiming some silverware.
The boost in interest and additional supporter numbers would be huge for a club like ours and the additional merchandise and sponsorship would be something that we havent seen for 40 years.
This is exactly what Cas managed and they put an extra couple of thousand on their gate and we could easily do the same.
Now that the 3 x 8's have been consigned to history, Chester needs to get on board with this now, target the cup and if necessary sacrifice (or at least risk) a couple of league points to try and get us into a major final.
We may not make it but, the cup shouldn't be a distraction, it should be our main target for the season.
Re: Attendance / Atmosphere
Post Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:17 am
Posted by REDWHITEANDBLUE on Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:17 am
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Miro wrote:
Nothing on the website? :FRUSRATED:


Yes there is its in the news section from when they were selected.
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Re: Attendance / Atmosphere
Post Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:20 am
Posted by REDWHITEANDBLUE on Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:20 am
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Tommy Duckfingers wrote:
I think we need to work both harder and smarter and the club could do more. A few fag packet ideas, many of which have been suggested in one form or another:

• Email communication. Can’t recall the last one I had from the club and I’m a regular fan, I get them from Leeds Rhinos all the time.

I got one in the last couple of weeks

• ‘Money can’t buy’ incentives within the season ticket – for example access to a training session/open day where you can get close up with the players. Maybe go into a draw to be a waterbody or something similar. Same with access to the post match players bar, say one game per season you get this with a season ticket.

There are great incentives with the season ticket its all on line

• Write it into the contracts of the star players that they have to spend an hour a day after ringing all season ticket holders from the previous years that haven’t renewed yet. I’m sure a phone call from big Dave could entice a few to maybe sign up again?
• Use the players at the shop a bit more – come down to the store this weekend when Tom Johnston will be doing a quick Q&A – get your season ticket and get a free signed ball or whatever.
• Themed rounds every now and again.

NHS/Public Services game – £5 a ticket for anybody employed here.
Veterans/armed forces game – same again.
Heritage Round – free pint for anybody who comes in a Rooftop Gardens shirt or whatever.
• More interaction with junior clubs, my junior side gets an invite probably less than a week before the game – this isn’t long enough at all to organise kids and parents.



I agree on the whole that this area needs a coat of looking at but the club is doing pretty well in some areas.
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Re: Attendance / Atmosphere
Post Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:32 am
Posted by Shifty Cat on Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:32 am
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Miro wrote:
Nothing on the website? :FRUSRATED:

There is mate, was posted a couple of weeks ago when all were selected.
Tom & Reece here.
https://wakefieldtrinity.com/johnstone-and-lyne-make-england-squad/

Batch here.
https://wakefieldtrinity.com/batchelor-selected-for-england-knights-squad/

Dream team selection.
https://wakefieldtrinity.com/three-trinity-players-make-2018-betfred-super-league-dream-team/

Also interviews with them all about the dream team and England selection on Trinity TV, I think it's free to watch those videos as well.
Re: Attendance / Atmosphere
Post Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:36 am
Posted by Shifty Cat on Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:36 am
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Tommy Duckfingers wrote:
I think we need to work both harder and smarter and the club could do more. A few fag packet ideas, many of which have been suggested in one form or another:

• Email communication. Can’t recall the last one I had from the club and I’m a regular fan, I get them from Leeds Rhinos all the time.
• ‘Money can’t buy’ incentives within the season ticket – for example access to a training session/open day where you can get close up with the players. Maybe go into a draw to be a waterbody or something similar. Same with access to the post match players bar, say one game per season you get this with a season ticket.
• Write it into the contracts of the star players that they have to spend an hour a day after ringing all season ticket holders from the previous years that haven’t renewed yet. I’m sure a phone call from big Dave could entice a few to maybe sign up again?
• Use the players at the shop a bit more – come down to the store this weekend when Tom Johnston will be doing a quick Q&A – get your season ticket and get a free signed ball or whatever.
• Themed rounds every now and again.

NHS/Public Services game – £5 a ticket for anybody employed here.
Veterans/armed forces game – same again.
Heritage Round – free pint for anybody who comes in a Rooftop Gardens shirt or whatever.
• More interaction with junior clubs, my junior side gets an invite probably less than a week before the game – this isn’t long enough at all to organise kids and parents.

Some good ideas there mate.
I know it's easy sat here to throw ideas at the club but some of those are very achievable imo and just need a little spare time. Some need a bit more time, money and thought but very doable.
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Re: Attendance / Atmosphere
Post Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:25 pm
Posted by REDWHITEANDBLUE on Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:25 pm
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I got an email from the club today about King signing just to highlight the club is communicating I opted in on the website as there have been changes under data protection which is maybe why some people have not been getting info, I believe you have to opt in now.
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Post Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:30 pm
Posted by mean_machine on Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:30 pm
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Tommy Duckfingers wrote:
I think we need to work both harder and smarter and the club could do more. A few fag packet ideas, many of which have been suggested in one form or another:

• Email communication. Can’t recall the last one I had from the club and I’m a regular fan, I get them from Leeds Rhinos all the time.
• ‘Money can’t buy’ incentives within the season ticket – for example access to a training session/open day where you can get close up with the players. Maybe go into a draw to be a waterbody or something similar. Same with access to the post match players bar, say one game per season you get this with a season ticket.
• Write it into the contracts of the star players that they have to spend an hour a day after ringing all season ticket holders from the previous years that haven’t renewed yet. I’m sure a phone call from big Dave could entice a few to maybe sign up again?
• Use the players at the shop a bit more – come down to the store this weekend when Tom Johnston will be doing a quick Q&A – get your season ticket and get a free signed ball or whatever.
• Themed rounds every now and again.

NHS/Public Services game – £5 a ticket for anybody employed here.
Veterans/armed forces game – same again.
Heritage Round – free pint for anybody who comes in a Rooftop Gardens shirt or whatever.
• More interaction with junior clubs, my junior side gets an invite probably less than a week before the game – this isn’t long enough at all to organise kids and parents.


Interesting points these, and something I feel my club ( HKR) do incredibly well. Some examples are

- Weekly emails with regards to merchandise and new arrivals, seperate emails about lottery wins, emails with "message from the chairman etc" we get a lot.
- Season pass holders can win hospitality tickets, join the team photo for the year, win tickets to end of season awards etc. Discount's in store and free gifts when signing up.
- Not sure they do the phone call scenario to be fair think it's a good ploy though especially the newsworthy team members
- Weekly store visits by players autograph etc, including match days time for non playing team members. Rovers also do house visits by players especially over christmas with winning prizes etc
- Not so much themed rounds, but we do extremely well with a charity shirt idea which runs for a longer period. The ' a little respect' shirt in 2018 and the remembrace shirt in 2019 both sold over 2000 shirts - decent amount of extra wedge if getting it right.
- We have scheduled junior teams playing on a rota basis throughout the season at half time. Nephew plays for East Hull and they generally know in advance what games they will be on the pitch playing and also mascots ( sky changing it messes some up)
- Another point is social media. KR got listed the number 1 professional sports team for fan engagement on social media within the last couple of years - it is an area we excel on.
- Last year we did a retro range which was unbelievable gear, and really was what people were asking for.
- We do a once yearly 'big listen' when a massive survey goes out to all members about improvements and idea's etc with results published and actions taken.
- Themed marketing activities which are advertised throughout the city for season passes pushes - 2017 was stick together rovers forever, 2018 was rovers are back, 2019 is red army. All strategised with merchandise etc so it all ties in.

Worth an outlook from another team, it's just on the field we can't seem to get anything correct!
Re: Attendance / Atmosphere
Post Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:26 pm
Posted by newcat on Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:26 pm
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Some great ideas, but ultimately it comes down to one thing....success on field! Don't get me wrong, we have done really well for the last two seasons, but we have not won anything or got to a final.

As said earlier in the thread, our profile, and hopefully crowds, will not increase significantly until we get to either the CCF or GF. Where are now gives us a great platform. It's probably too much to get to the GF, but not impossible, and the CCF is a more likely route.

Talking of the GF...when I watched the game on Saturday I thought what a dream it would be to see my team at OT....
Re: Attendance / Atmosphere
Post Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:21 pm
Posted by Kevs Head on Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:21 pm
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Just been on the VT. Now, it’s not the usual location for good ideas or rugby league wisdom I admit but there was a good point made on the topic of the attendance at the KCom. Would it be possible to set up a kiosk in the city centre during the week to sell tickets for the upcoming home game? I realise there are security and safety issues and the practicality of setting up credit card payment etc but it would be a great way of putting the club and the fixtures in the faces of the public.
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