Appearances and Donations
The Canberra Raiders share a special bond with the greater Canberra region and take pride in being able to support the community by volunteering their time and resources to schools, hospitals, charities and other community events throughout the season.
All community requests must be made through the online portal.
Successful applications will be notified by email.
Decisions on community requests are at the discretion of the Canberra Raiders and all decisions are final.
All applicants need to be conscious that the Canberra Raiders receive a large number of requests from individuals and organisations who have either fallen on hard times or have family, friends or associates who have been involved in medical or life tragedies.
The individual’s relationship with the game and the Club will be a factor in determining the success or otherwise of any request.
Preference will be given to the following causes:
- Canberra Raiders Club Members
- Direct sponsors of the Club
- Canberra Region Rugby League (CRRL) Clubs
- Schools that are involved with Rugby League
- Community groups and/or charity organisations
The Club also receives obligatory requests from the local Government, the NRL, corporate partners, Club members and Canberra Regional Rugby League (CRRL) which must be fulfilled.
Repeated requests or those received from a charitable cause already supported by the Club are unlikely to be successful. As much as the Club would like to support all requests, unfortunately, this is not feasible on every occasion.
Requests for donations must be made four (4) weeks prior to the event or fundraising activity.
Due to the COVID-19 restrictions placed on NRL Clubs, the club cannot facilitate appearances at the moment but will look to do so when possible.
If eligible for player appearances, the Canberra Raiders will do their best to accommodate your request - subject to availability. Appearances must not clash with player training schedules or mandatory leave periods. The Raiders will make the final decision on which player/s attend and the time spent at the event.
The Raiders require a minimum of four (4) weeks’ notice before the event for appearance requests to be considered.
Please note: All players are unavailable between September and November each year. Unfortunately, any requests within this period cannot be facilitated by the Club.
Due to the COVID-19 restrictions placed on NRL Clubs, unfortunately, the Club cannot facilitate opportunities to have autographs signed by players at this time.
Items sent to Huawei Raiders Centre for autographs will not be accepted and will be returned to the sender unsigned, regardless of your relationship with the Club. The Club will not be liable for the loss of any item sent to our office.