Clive Palmer to beef up Crocs


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BIG FAN: Clive Palmer will be the Number One ticket holder for Port Douglas Crocs this season. IMAGE: ABC.

PORT Douglas has beefed up support this year with the announcement of Clive Palmer as the club’s Number One ticket holder.

The reigning AFL Cairns premier hope the millionaire businessman will help promote the club to a broader audience and contribute to its annual ‘Pink in the Tropics’ fundraiser for Breast Cancer.

The controversial former politician could also unfurl the club’s 2016 premiership flag at the first home game on March 25 against Centrals Trinity Beach.

“We are hoping that Clive will get up to a couple of games which will be huge for our club,” Port Douglas President Chris Bradsworth said.

“We knew having Clive as our Number One ticket holder would be a little bit controversial but we welcome that. It gets attention.

“We want everyone talking about the Port Douglas Crocs Football Club.”

Internet sensation Angry Dad was the Crocs leading ticket holder last year, a strategy aimed at building the club’s profile and recruiting power in the southern states. Angry Dad is one of the most followed social media channels on the internet with more than 1.1 million Facebook likes, born in 2014 when two Melbourne brothers started posting their fathers ill-tempered antics online.

“Having the Angry Dad franchise on board drew a lot of attention to our club and the region,” Bradsworth said.

“Being able to cross promote through social media is a powerful tool and gives us a broader audience to recruit from.

“Ultimately the attention Clive Palmer will give to our club could land us a couple of extra recruits and certainly a few more memberships.

“The Palmer Sea Reef Golf Club is already a sponsor so it made sense to ask Clive if he’d like to jump on board and we’re rapt to have him.”

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