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In alignment with the NRL Women in League Round, the Canberra Raiders will be hosting a Valkyrie Luncheon in the East Lounge, GIO Stadium, Bruce on Sunday the 12th of August before the round 22 NRL clash between the Canberra Raiders and the Wests Tigers.


This luncheon is an opportunity for females within the Canberra community and surrounds to come together to hear from inspirational guest speaker Jacqui Cooper, enjoy a 2-course lunch and premium beverage package, all whilst networking and enjoying each others company.

Guests are invited to collect event wristbands and premium grandstand game tickets from the event marquee positioned on the east side of the stadium from 11.30am before making their way inside to the event location in the East Lounge.

Guest parking will be available for free in the East VIP car park. Guest names will be on a parking list with the security guard on duty.

Arrival from: 11.30am

Event formalities from: 12 - 2pm

Dress code: Business attire

Please RSVP by Friday 27 July 2018.

We hope you can join us in celebrating females in the NRL, the Australian sporting industry and the Canberra community.

Guest Speaker Jacqui Cooper

Jacqui Cooper has represented Australia in the sport of aerial skiing for over 20 years. Recruited at the age of 16 to join the Techne Team, within three years Jacqui was representing her country at the World Championships.

Jacqui's sport, however, is unforgiving; she has multiple reconstructions of her knee, elbow, shoulder and hip. In 2001 she broke her back in an attempt to win a record third World Title; she went on and won it. In 2002 at the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics Jacqui shattered her knee and broke her leg just two days before scheduled to compete, destroying a dream years in the making.

Jacqui's story is one of self-belief, passion, triumph, tragedy and the ability to overcome adversity against the odds.

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.