Forever Green: Where are they now? - Luke Williamson
What do you do for work now?
I work for the NRL as a VET Pathways Program Coordinator.
What’s your favourite memory as a Raider?
It was great playing with Laurie Daley in reflection to that now. We also played a couple of finals series there which was good. I played in the game in the snow in 2000, that was an interesting experience.
What did it mean to you to wear the Raiders jersey?
It was pretty good, growing up they were my team that I supported, so to have the opportunity to play for the Raiders was pretty surreal. It was awesome because I was surrounded by good players, I played some rep football with some of the players and through junior football, so that convinced me to go there.
Who was your favourite teammate?
There's a few but I would have to say Andrew McFadden, we got on very well.
Do you keep in touch with any of your former teammates?
Yeah, I keep in touch with Cappy, Toddy Payton, the two Kelly brothers Brad and Shane. When I run into people like Brett Finch and Alan Tongue there’s obviously connections from when you played with each other at the club during various times so it’s always good to run into them and say g’day.
What would be your funniest moment as a Raider?
Doing the player skits. At the time in 1999, we did player skits as an ad for local tv to promote the following home game. It was all great fun and I did one for the Wests Tigers game in the snow. I really enjoyed that.
Do you have advice for any younger players?
Be prepared to work hard!