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The Canberra Raiders Harold Matthews (under 16’s) and SG Ball (under 18’s) teams will have their first trial matches this coming weekend in Goulburn. Following selection trials for the teams in mid-September both teams have been training extremely hard, including taking part in the Canberra Raiders inaugural Rookie Camp.

The trial matches will be played against Manly, Western Suburbs and South Western Academy. The Harold Matthews game will begin at 10am, followed by SG Ball at 1pm.

Both teams will also play trial games against Illawarra on December 12, before enjoying a break over Christmas. Two more trials games will be held in early January before final teams will be selected in mid-January.

Both teams currently have well over 30 players in each squad. This number will need to be reduced to 25 players per team before round one, which begins on the 13th of February.

Schedule for Harold Matthews and SG Ball Trial Games at Goulburn Workers Arena, Saturday December 5:

Harold Matthews

10:00 – Raiders v Wests

10:30 – Raiders v SWAS

11:00 – Manly v Wests

11:30 – Raiders v Manly

12:00 – Manly v SWAS


1:00 – Raiders v Wests

1:40 – Raiders v Manly

2:20 – Manly v Wests

CLICK HERE to read more about the Rookie Camp. 

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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.