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Junior Pathways 'Viking' Program

The Vikings Squad is the Canberra Raiders U/18’s Pathway group and comprises of players from all over our “Rugby League Footprint”, that would be eligible for our upcoming SG Ball/Harold Matthews Cup seasons.

The aim of the Vikings program is to value add to players identified by the Recruitment/Pathways staff and to provide further opportunities to prepare a young player to become a future NRL Raider.

Throughout the program players participate in;

  • Video review and gameplay education – organised by Pathways Coach Chris Hutchison
  • Skill development and game structures – including Pathways Coach and NRL Staff
  • Strength and conditioning programs
  • Wellbeing sessions run by Raiders NRL staff
  • Raider’s history and standards – including NRL staff sessions and questionnaires.
  • Matches against other pathway NRL clubs.

In 2023 the Raiders Foundation proudly funded the Junior Pathways Viking Program by sending a squad to New Zealand in July 2023.

To learn more about the Viking Program and how it fits into the junior representative pathway system, watch the video below.

Raiders Viking Squads head to New Zealand


Acknowledgement of Country

Canberra Raiders respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.