Forever Green: Where are they now? - Trevor Thurling
This week we catch up with our former forward Trevor Thurling who represented the Raiders for seven seasons between 2006 and 2012.
During his time at the club, Thurling scored 13 tries.
Canberra Raider #262
What do you do for work now?
When I finished playing, I started work at the Richmond Fellowship which is looking after kids who are in care in Canberra and I did that for about three years. I then started at the Bimberi Youth Justice Centre which is a juvenile justice centre and I was full time there for about three years and I'm still currently there casually and over the past 14 months, I've been working at Parliament House in security.
What's your favourite memory as a Raider?
One of the best games I was lucky enough to be a part of was when we beat Penrith 74-12 in 2008 and Campo (Terry Campese) got the most points in a game record and scored four tries and I got three coming off the bench. I think it was the most points scored by a Raiders team and obviously getting three tries was nice.
What did it mean to you to wear the Raiders jersey?
It was everything, I never dreamt of being able to pull on the jersey of my local team and to get to that level of football. It was unbelievable really.
Who was your favourite teammate?
Depends on what aspect as there was a lot of really hard workers that I looked up to like Alan Tongue, Josh Miller and Troy Thompson. Then there was a lot of guys I got along really well with like Shaun Fensom, Dave Shillington, Tom Learoyd-Lahrs and Dane Tilse. I can't actually point out one that was my favourite teammate.
Do you keep in touch with any of your former teammates?
I stay in contact with most of those boys I mentioned, and obviously a bit with Campo as well out at Queanbeyan and Glen Buttriss is another one that I talk to a bit.
What was your funniest moment as a Raider?
There's nothing specific that comes to mind but there was always Josh Miller and Joel Monaghan playing pranks on most of the boys and being the pranksters of the team.
Do you have any advice for any younger players?
I wasn't the most talented player coming through but having the right attitude, never giving up and hard work will help you achieve your dreams.