Game Day Guide: Raiders v Tigers

All the information you need for Sunday's match against the Wests Tigers at GIO Stadium in the NRL's Women in League round.

Timings
Sunday, August 12, GIO Stadium Canberra.
Gates Open: 11.30am
ISP: Mounties v Magpies 11.45am
NRL: Raiders v Tigers: 2.00pm

Match Day Sponsor

Coca-Cola is the Match Day Sponsor for Sunday's match at GIO Stadium.

Match Day Charity – Tara Costigan Foundation

Match day charity the Tara Costigan Foundation will have volunteers positioned on both forecourts collecting donations for this worthwhile cause and raising awareness for violence against women, men and children. They will also have balloon sculpting, face painting, colouring in and their angel mascots will be wandering around the grounds. A representative from the charity will speak with Ben and Cam on-field pre-game.

More information on the TCF can be found at www.taracostiganfoundation.com

Women in League Round

The NRL is celebrating the contribution that females make to the game this weekend with their annual Women in League round.

The Raiders will wear their specially designed Women in League Jersey which carries the club Valkyrie Logo. These jerseys will be auctioned off later in the year to raise money for the development of rugby league across the Capital region

The club will have a group of female members lining the tunnel for when the players run on Sunday afternoon, with Raiders female development players to receive a special gift from the team when they take the field.

There will also be a special Ladies Lane in the West Forecourt of GIO Stadium, with local businesses providing samples, vouchers, demonstrations and freebies for attending patrons.

Viking Clap

Our Viking Ambassador this week is NSW State of Origin Captain Maddie Studdon. Maddie led the Blues to a win in the inaugural State of Origin Women's match earlier this year. She has also represented Australia through the Jillaroos.

Viking Ambassadors so far in 2018

Round Two: Grant Wilson (Raiders Member)
Round Three: Velda the Valkyrie and Victor the Viking (Raiders Mascots)
Round Five: Les Gock (Songwriter)
Round Six: Bradley Clyde (Raider #97)
Round Nine: Ruben Wiki (Raider #153)
Round Ten: Mark Bell (Raider #100)
Round Twelve: Clinton Schifcofske (Raider #219)
Round Fourteen: Ashley Gilbert (Raider #32)
Round Eighteen: Marshall Chalk (Raider #248)
Round Twenty-Two: Maddie Studdon (NSW Origin Captain)

Members

This week's main Member Lounge interviews will be located on the Western Side of GIO Stadium.

Members are encouraged to visit the West Members Lounge pre-game, where the pre-match activities will occur this week.

Members can enter their details in the West Lounge until kick-off for a chance to be upgraded with 3 mates at the next Raiders home game against the Roosters thanks to Huawei.

Austbrokers Canberra West Members Lounge

Members, NRL or Raiders Accreditation, Yellow Passes & Grandstand Ticket Holders can gain access to the West Lounge by showing membership card, accreditation or ticket.

Please note the Northern end of the West Lounge will be closed from Gates Open until the conclusion of halftime of the NRL match, as it is a corporate facility for the 2018 season.

- Accessible from Gates Open (11.45am)
- Snack foods available to purchase (10% discount for members)
- Member discount rates upon presentation of card for drinks: 1.00pm-1.30pm
- FREE pool table & table tennis
- FREE Coke No Sugar for first 100 Members
- FREE Merchandise gifts for female members
- Members can enter their details in the lounge until kick-off for a chance to be upgraded with 3 mates at the next Raiders home game thanks to Huawei.
- Live music until kick off by local artist Kiwi Gee
- Members Austbrokers Canberra Spin & Win at 1.00pm – LAST Chance to win $50,000
- Interview with Viking Ambassador Maddie Studdon at 1.00pm
- Live team announcements at 1.10pm (approx)

Austbrokers Canberra East Members Lounge

Austbrokers Canberra East Members Lounge Members, NRL or Raiders Accreditation, Yellow Passes & Grandstand Ticket Holders can gain access to the East Lounge by showing membership card, accreditation or ticket.

- Accessible from Gates Open (11.45am)
- Snack foods available to purchase (10% discount for members)
- Member discount rates upon presentation of card for drinks: 1.00pm-1.30pm
- FREE pool table & table tennis

Austbrokers Canberra Spin and Win

During the first 10 home games of the season, Austbrokers Canberra will be giving members the chance to win $50,000! Each week a member will be selected to spin the wheel and win. In 2018 there have been changes to the wheel, with every spinner taking home cash each week!

CLICK HERE for full details on the Austbrokers Canberra Members Cash Jackpot. In total $500,000 is up for grabs.

Sunday will be the Last Spin and Win for 2018!

This week's Spinner is member Bob Bugden

Austbrokers Canberra Half-Time Cash Competition

Each week for the first 10 home games, 100 green Austbrokers Canberra/ Raiders T-Shirts will be distributed at random around the ground.

At the pre-game show 20 minutes before kick-off, 6 lucky attendees wearing their Austbrokers Canberra/ Raiders green shirt will be picked from the crowd.

The 6 chosen participants will take place in a non-physical half-time challenge on-field until one person remains.

The remaining participant will then select 1 football out of a total of 30 numbered balls on the field. This number is then cross-referenced with the winning cash amount card to determine how much the participant wins.

Sunday is the last Half-Time cash giveaway of 2018.

CLICK HERE for full details on the Austbrokers Canberra Match Day Cash Giveaways.

Pre/Half-Time Entertainment

Gates open at 11.45am this week with a 2.00pm NRL Kick-Off

The first match of the day will be the ISP between Mounties and Magpies at 11.45am.

Check out the Canberra High School Band performing in the West Forecourt

There will be mini-footy pre-game this week thanks to Huawei.

Pre-Game BjP Physical Culture will perform as one of our local dance performances.

Cam and Ben will be on-field pre-game with an interview with Viking Ambassador Maddie Studdon and will bring you all the latest team news ahead of the NRL match thanks to Channel Nine Canberra.

Coca-Cola 'Sing to Win' is also back for another week. Be in your seat pre-game to enter the Coca-Cola Sing to Win promotion, where all you have to do is hold a Coca-Cola product like a microphone and sing along to the song booming around the Stadium. The winner receives a $250 Raiders Shop voucher.

We will have the Viking Horn Ceremony pre-game with our Viking Ambassador Maddie Studdon before we roll into the Viking Clap.

There will also be the Austbrokers Canberra Match Day Cash Giveaway and The Duxton Dance Cam, where you could win a $100 voucher for the Duxton in O'Connor.

During the match, we have the hugely popular McDonalds Powerplay and the Denman Prospect – Homes for Homes Points for cash!

At Halftime there is another local dance school performance with Empire Performing Arts.
Proud Sponsor The Income Tax Professionals (ITP) will also be giving one lucky fan the chance to "Roll The Dice" to potentially win $100,000!

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Thanks to Visit Canberra

Australia's biggest celebration of spring is set to delight the green thumb, the floral aficionado or the backyard gardener with 30 days of blooms, food and entertainment from 15 September – 14 October.

Floriade isn't just celebrating the start of spring and the blossoming of more than one million bulbs and annuals, we're celebrating the best of Pop Culture! Explore an illuminated wonderland as NightFest, exclusive to Canberra, returns from 26-30 September

CLICK HERE for Tickets

Man of the Match

This season fans at GIO Stadium will have the opportunity to vote for the man of the match each week.

Keep an eye out on the big screen on match day and you can vote and possibly win a $300 voucher from Goodyear Autocare Phillip!

Post-Match Canberra Milk Footys

Each home game in 2018 local players from the Canberra Region Rugby League will meet Raiders NRL players post-match on the field of play.

They will present each player with two Canberra Milk mini-footys which the player will sign. One footy goes to the junior player and one will be thrown into the crowd by the Raiders player to thank members and fans for their attendance.

Merchandise

There will be three merchandise outlets at GIO Stadium on Saturday, full of the latest Raiders merchandise to show your support for the team! The outlets are located in the East and West forecourts, and also in the Southern Inner Bowl.

Raiders members receive 20% off Raiders merchandise (Excluding promo and sale items) at GIO Stadium! www.raidersshop.com.au

Food and Beverage

Food and beverage outlets will be open around the ground at varying times from gates open.
Don't forget, Raiders members receive 10% off food at GIO Stadium thanks to GEMA Catering.
Merchandise

There will be three merchandise outlets at GIO Stadium on Saturday, full of the latest Raiders merchandise to show your support for the team! The outlets are located in the East and West forecourts, and also in the Southern Inner Bowl.

All merchandise outlets will be opening at gates open.

Raiders members receive 20% off Raiders merchandise (Excluding promo and sale items) at GIO Stadium! www.raidersshop.com.au

Getting to GIO Stadium

Public transport will be the best and easiest option to travel to and from GIO Stadium on Gameday.
CLICK HERE for the latest Public Transport Information

The Duxton at O'Connor has a meal and ticket deal available, with a bus to and from the stadium also available for $5. CLICK HERE to take advantage of this offer.

Parking

There are 2 main entry points for the Stadium. Public car parking is available at a number of locations around GIO Stadium Canberra's precinct.

Car parking is available at a cost of $10.00 (GST incl) per car however fans can take advantage of the new 'Early Bird Parking Offer'.

Fans who get in early and arrive within the first 45 minutes after the gates have opened on match days will pay a reduced parking fee of $7.

CLICK HERE for full parking information including maps

Watching the Match

If you can't make it to GIO Stadium there are options available.
The NRL match is live on Fox League Channel 502.
There is also the NRL Digital Pass available to watch the match.
Download the NRL App via Google Play or iTunes to subscribe.
Updates from the matches will be on the Raiders Twitter. Make sure you are also following us on Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat for heaps of behind the scenes photos and videos from the match.

Listening to the Match

In 2018 there are more ways to listen.
You can tune into any of the following call teams on your game day.
Raiders on Mix – Mix106.3 FM
Raiders Call Team 1206 2CC AM
ABC Grandstand – 666 ABC AM

Membership Information

Membership Enquiries:

All membership enquiries can be made at either the East and West ticket boxes.
Membership Ticketing Replacement:

All members who have misplaced/lost their membership card can visit the Membership/Ticket Collection window located at the West Gate. Proof of identification will be needed to print off replacement tickets for the day.

Membership Complaints:

Should any members have a game day complaint they can visit the Membership/Ticket Collection window at the West Gate.

Any post-match complaints contact our Membership and Ticketing Manager, Angela Denton, on 6253 3515 during business hours or email membership@raiders.com.au

Further Membership information can be found on our website: www.weareraiders.com.au
Raiders Membership Team – Contact us on 02 6253 3515 or membership@raiders.com.au

Ticketing Information

Ticket Collection: All ticket collections guaranteed for corporate/members from the Membership/Ticket Collection booth at both the East and West Gate. Ticket collections close at half-time of the NRL game.
Non-Member ticketing via Ticketek: www.ticketek.com.au

Game Day: Ticket booths at West/East Gates.