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Round three of the NRL is play NRL round. See some of the Raiders as juniors and hear about their fondest memories of playing junior rugby league. 

Shaun Fensom: I'll always remember my days playing for Bellingen. They're a great club and this is where I had the chance to learn how to play.

Mitch Cornish: I’m a proud Goulburn boy and I’m proud to be able to represent my local team when I play for the Raiders

Luke Bateman: Junior rugby league was my life growing up and traveling around playing were some of the best moments of my life. 

Josh McCrone: We won the under 12’s and 13’s grand finals for Temora. I still keep in touch with most of the boys from those teams. 

Paul Vaughan: To be able to play local footy in Canberra and then go on to represent your hometown was a dream come true. 

Joel Edwards: I’m a proud Cessnock boy who played for his home team with passion. 

Sam Williams: Cooma is my home and I cherish playing for the Colts in the junior grades. Its where I learned to love the game. 

Jack Wighton: So many good memories playing junior rugby league back home. I’ve still got the same skinny legs I had back then too. 

Jarrod Croker: I remember losing the under 13’s Grand final by 60 points against the Tuggeranong Knights under the mercy rule. Luckily I was able to back up and play the under 14’s grand final alongside Mick Picker and win the grand Final. 

Glen Buttriss: We always had a good time whenever we played and some of my best mates come from these days. 

Jarrad Kennedy: Being from the South Coast I had the opportunity to be involved in rugby league and the beach sports and playing rugby league eventually took over for me and my brothers. 





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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.