Cook Islands Prime Minister Visits the Raiders

The Canberra Raiders were privileged today as the Honourable Henry Puna, Prime Minister of the Cook Islands and Mrs Akaiti Puna visited Raiders Headquarters.

Mr and Mrs Puna were shown through the facilities, including the locker rooms and gym and were presented with Raiders memberships for the 2020 season.

Mr & Mrs Puna exchanging gifts with Canberra Raiders Chief Operating Officer Jason Mathie
Mr & Mrs Puna exchanging gifts with Canberra Raiders Chief Operating Officer Jason Mathie

The Raiders have a proud history of Cook Island representatives playing for the club, including Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad and Jordan Rapana who were key members of the 2019 Grand Final side.

The Honourable Henry Puna sitting in the locker of Cook Islands international Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
The Honourable Henry Puna sitting in the locker of Cook Islands international Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad

2019 squad member Reuben Porter is also a current Cook Island international alongside former forward, Sam Mataora.

Mr & Mrs Puna and their official delegation being shown around Raiders HQ
Mr & Mrs Puna and their official delegation being shown around Raiders HQ