The Canberra Raiders are proud to support the 2019 Country Rugby League Group 9, pre-season Nines Tournament.

Taking place this Saturday at Les Boyd Oval in Cootamundra, Men’s Tackle and Ladies League Tag sides will compete in their respective divisions.

Group 9 Chairman Peter McDermott said he was looking forward to event.

“We’re a bit excited,” McDermott said. “The Raiders’ support of the event means a lot.

“Sadly, a lot of perceptions in the country are that the NRL only worries about the city areas, but to see that the Canberra Raiders are doing the right thing and doing something for the country areas turns that perception around a bit.”

McDermott also had a message for people thinking of attending the Tournament.

“Prepare for a good day. The style of football promotes a lot of tries so there will be a fair bit of action,” McDermott said. “It’s good that the girls will be involved so you’ll get to see the League Tag girls play Nines too.

“Cootamundra has a great ground to watch football and the town has a lot to offer too.”

With gates opening at 7:30am, the Cootamundra Bulldogs have arranged plenty of activities at the ground for kids to participate in throughout the day.

In addition to supporting the Nines, the Raiders have also funded promotional banners for Group 9 junior rugby league clubs that will be displayed throughout the Riverina.

The Group Nine area spans across southern central NSW covering towns such as Young, Gundagai, Wagga Wagga, Cootamundra and Albury.

The Raiders pledged support follows a highly successful promotion conducted during the pre-season in Bega, specifically Country Rugby League Group 16, thereby highlighting the Club’s commitment to Southern NSW and the ACT across multiple Country Rugby League divisions.

Group 9 Nines Tournament Details

When: Saturday 16th March
Where: Les Boyd Oval, Cootamundra
Gates Open at 7:30am
Admission Fee: $10