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WATCH | Welch: Thank you for support

GraemeWelchGraeme Welch has thanked Members for their support after Derbyshire saw Membership soar by over 36% during the last seven days.

Supporters responded in impressive numbers to recent rallying calls with over 230 Adult Members joining during the last week alone – 24 of which were new Members. In total, 54 new Members have joined for 2014.

This means the current Membership revenue is up 84% compared to the same date in 2012. The Club has now also attained almost 80% of its overall 2014 Membership budget, ahead of the 2013 budget on the corresponding date last year. 

An additional 16 members, meanwhile, on top of the 88 from last year have become Ambassadors and received £50 cash back by recruiting new Members on behalf of the Club. 

The surge in Membership numbers follows a recent rallying call to make a pre-season tour of Abu Dhabi possible and the buzz created by the appointment Welch and the subsequent implementation of an Elite Cricket Performance culture.

“We’re all grateful for the support Members have shown, particularly over the last week,” Welch said. 

“There seems to be a bit of a buzz around the Club. The lads are working hard and it’s good to hear supporters are getting on board.

“It’s massive that people get behind us and what we’re trying to achieve.

“It will be good to show just how much support is out there and that the people that matter are rooting for them.

 “We continue to work harder than ever to prepare for the new season as we strive for success across all three competitions.

“Hopefully we can continue to get more supporters through the doors for what will be an exciting summer.”

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