The Canberra Raiders have officially signed Adam Elliott on a one-year deal for the 2022 season.
Elliott has played 101 first-grade matches for the Bulldogs since making his debut in 2016 and has represented the Indigenous All-Stars.
Originally from Tathra on the NSW South Coast, Elliott said he was excited to make the move to Canberra and make the most of his opportunity with the Raiders.
“I’m extremely excited to come to Canberra, make a fresh start and I’m very grateful for the opportunity the Raiders, Ricky and the coaching staff have given me,” Elliott said. “I had the chance to meet a few of the players on the Gold Coast this year as we were in the same hotel and they were all very easy to get along with and seem very professional.”
“I can’t wait to get to Canberra and start the pre-season and be a part of the club.”
Raiders Coach Ricky Stuart said he was impressed with the conversations he’d had with Elliott in the lead up to his signing and said the club’s senior players had also been consulted about his recruitment.
“I’ve spoken to Adam on a number of occasions and he’s really excited about joining our club and taking the next step in his career,” Stuart said. “We made sure we spoke to a number of the senior players and leaders at the club about Adam and they were all very supportive of us signing him and that gives us the confidence that he’ll be able to fit in with our squad. He’s a very talented player and we look forward to seeing him play his best football with the Raiders.”
Elliott will join the Raiders for pre-season training in mid-November.