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The Canberra Raiders will be celebrating the life of Kato Ottio who tragically passed away earlier this year, at Sunday’s match against the Newcastle Knights at GIO Stadium.

A post-game tribute will be celebrated by both the Raiders and the Knights at the conclusion of the NRL game which will be led by members of the local PNG community – The Capital Wantoks.

Kato’s mother Joyce and his siblings Ahulo, Opao and Helai will be in attendance for the match as special guests of the club.

CEO Don Furner said that this weekend’s first home match provides a fitting platform for Raiders members and fans to join the team in remembering Kato.

“This weekend will be a fitting occasion to celebrate Kato’s life. We encourage all Members and supporters to remain after the game to participate. We are very grateful to be able to have Kato’s mother Joyce and his siblings Ahulo, Opao and Helai in attendance from Papua New Guinea.”

“We are also still taking donations for Kato’s Go Fund Me page and strongly encourage Members and fans to continue to show their strong support for this cause.

CLICK HERE if you would like to donate to Kato’s Go Fund Me page.

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.