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.