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The Canberra Raiders visited 20 Primary Schools and approximately 4750 students on Monday, as part of their annual Community Blitz into regional schools. 

The players helped deliver the NRL League Stars Inspire Series to students in years 3-6. In total, 36 Raiders squad members participated in the program today.

Former Raiders Captain and designer of the program, Alan Tongue said the program was aimed at incorporating some important life messages through the avenue of rugby league.

"It's been great to connect with the kids in our primary kids and for the players to share their story of resilience and inspire the next generation of players and fans for the club."

Raiders fullback Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad said it was wonderful to have the opportunity to get back into schools this year after the COVID restrictions prevented a lot of community appearances by the club in 2020.

"It feels really good to see the excitement on the kids' faces and it's exciting for us as players to see that. With the restrictions we had in place last year you take these things for granted until it's taken away from you so it's nice to be back out and about in the community."

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.