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The Canberra Raiders will support the Men of League foundation this Friday, as part of the Crazy Socks campaign. 

The Raiders will wear the Crazy Socks against the Dragons in round 21 to help raise awareness for the Men of League Foundation. 


Over the past two weeks, grassroots rugby league clubs around Australia have been getting their “Crazy Socks” on to raise awareness for the Men of League Foundation, with NRL clubs set to wear the crazy socks in training sessions, captain’s runs and on field during Round 21.

The campaign has been a huge success with the socks SELLING OUT after receiving extensive support from the NRL, NSWRL and QRL, who helped promote the campaign over the past few months. Despite the recent lockdown disruption to local rugby league competitions in NSW & QLD, affected players and clubs have pledged to wear the socks as soon as matches can resume.

Starting in 2019, this annual campaign raises funds from the sale of specially designed footy socks to help fund the community work undertaken through the Men of League’s Wellbeing Program. Over the past 3 years, the Men of League Foundation has spent $2.3m on direct physical, emotional and financial support for those in our grassroots rugby league community who have fallen on hard times. These would include the volunteer coaches, managers, gear stewards, groundsmen, canteen ladies, referees and club administrators who dedicate so much to their footy clubs. Our support is broad and can range from immediate assistance grants for basics such as food and fuel vouchers, medical and surgical costs to home renovations for access and mobility purposes. We may be called upon to provide something as simple as a hospital visit or a phone/zoom call to someone struggling in an isolated region. Our wellbeing support is delivered by our extensive network of volunteers and a small but dedicated team of staff in Sydney & Brisbane.

Our message is we are here to help. If you know someone within your local grassroots rugby league community who needs physical, financial or emotional support, please get in touch with us at or email us at

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.