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The Canberra Raiders will look to further broaden their community based approach to game day entertainment in 2017, with the introduction of the Canberra Raiders dance competition.

The new competition will allow local dance schools the opportunity to perform at Raiders home matches next season, with every successful selected school also receiving a cheque for $500 to go towards their organisation to help benefit their dance programs.

Potential entrants are asked to upload a video (Between 2-4 minutes) to YouTube and send the link to along with a covering letter confirming the dance school name, point of contact for the school and number of students performing.

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All entries are to be submitted by no later than Monday February 13, 2017 and schools must be ready to perform their routine by the Raiders first home match of the season on Saturday March 11.

Raiders Commercial & Marketing Manager Jason Mathie said the introduction of the Raiders dance competition would hopefully open the door for a new generation of Raiders fans to be a part of Raiders match days, with the Raiders providing an avenue for local dance schools to perform on a larger stage.

“We’re always looking at ways in which we can further engage the community and the Raiders dance competition is a wonderful way for local dance schools to perform in front of a big crowd and help us entertain our members and fans on match day,” Mathie said. “Hopefully it will introduce new people to our game day also, which is a key area of focus for us in season 2017.”

Entries for the competition are now open, with successful entrants to be notified in the week commencing Monday February 13.