MELBOURNE’S membership has continued to climb in 2021, with the Demons making their highest-ever contribution to the AFL club tally.

The red and blue recorded 53,188 members at the AFL’s July 31 cut-off date, which is nearly 700 more than its 2019 count.

Amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the club was one of 10 to break its record, with the league reaching a total of 1,113,441 members.

The figure places the Demons 11th among the other clubs of the competition.

Melbourne CEO Gary Pert thanked all those who have signed up to be part of the record-breaking year.

“I would like to once again take this opportunity to thank all of our members for sticking by us and signing up in 2021,” he told Melbourne Media.

As a club, we are so proud to have broken our membership record this year, and have the support, loyalty and trust of our members to thank for that.

“We know this year has had its challenges and are so grateful for the ongoing commitment.”

While the club has registered its official tally for the year, there is still opportunity to get involved and behind the Demons before the AFL season’s end.

A range of membership options are available for purchase, including finals-based entitlements.