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Fans flock back to Newcastle Falcons after a season of progress

ByDave Stopher

May 5, 2017

Following their best campaign in recent memory, Newcastle Falcons’ season ticket membership sales for 2017-18 are already well ahead of the same time last year.

A much-improved showing in 2016-17 saw Dean Richards’ side recording their highest Premiership finish in 11 years, winning their biggest number of league games in 15 seasons.

The Falcons’ total of try-bonus points (five) was their highest in 16 years, with average league attendances at Kingston Park topping the 7,000 mark for the first time in nine seasons.

Home gates were up around 10% on last season, the Falcons winning seven of their 11 home games.

The four they did lose were against the top four sides in the division, and away from Kingston Park there was also progress as Newcastle won their highest number of road games in seven seasons.

Individual accolades saw Vereniki Goneva topping the Premiership-wide Opta stats for metres made, with a total of 1,615, the Fijian flyer averaging a try every other game with nine touchdowns in his 18 league appearances.

Mark Wilson topped the national Opta tackle stats with 258 hits, the energetic Cumbrian weighing in with six league tries and a further two in the cups.

Sonatane Takulua ended the campaign as the third most accurate goal-kicker in the Premiership, the Tongan international slotting 22 of his 25 attempts at a strike rate of 88%.

All of the above players will remain in the squad for the coming campaign in addition to a raft of quality signings, with season ticket memberships already being snapped up in numbers.

Adult prices start from just £210 standing and £360 seating, the package including entry to 17 confirmed home games (11 Premiership, three European Challenge Cup, two Anglo-Welsh Cup and a pre-season friendly). Under-11s once again qualify for FREE season ticket membership (up to two per paying adult), an offer which is extended to under-15s for those registered with an RFU-affiliated club.

For more information or to make your booking call 0871 226 6060.