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Message from the CEO and Head Coach

The Canberra Raiders support the NRL’s decision today to suspend the competition due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and assure members and fans of the club that the Raiders will be doing everything they can to make sure they are ready to go once the competition resumes.

Raiders CEO Don Furner said although the news today was extremely disappointing, the club respects the decision and would best prepare as they could to return to the field when they are able.

“Although we’re disappointed with the outcome of today’s decision, we agree with the NRL that the health and wellbeing of our players and staff remains paramount during these tough times,” Furner said. “We will be working through the implications of this decision over the coming days, but I can assure all of our members and fans that we will be doing all we can to ensure the future of our club.”

“We want to thank all of our Raiders family for their messages of support during this period. We will endeavour to keep you updated when we have more information.”

Raiders Coach Ricky Stuart said although the game faced a huge challenge, it was not limited to just rugby league and the Raiders.

“Rugby League has bounced back from many challenges before and I know the united approach from the clubs and game will see the game return when we can,” Stuart said. “This is a hard time for not only rugby league but all of society and we want to wish all of our members and fans the best during this tough time and we will see you on the other side.”

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.