In light of the current Covid-19 situation across Australia, and to most effectively ensure that our NRL Squad and Club personnel are best prepared for the upcoming season, the Canberra Raiders are disappointed to advise that the Community Season Launch Event set down for 19 February 2022 has been cancelled.
Our intention was to announce our 40th Anniversary Season in bold fashion, with a mass participation ‘all-stakeholder’ event at Thoroughbred Park, however, the ongoing uncertainty with Covid-19 virus (and NRL Apollo Protocols in effect) have prevented this from occurring.
The Canberra Raiders will now move to launch our season online in early March 2022, and we will deliver an audiovisual package that can be enjoyed by past, current and future members, sponsors and fans of our Club.
All tickets previously purchased to attend the 40 Year Anniversary Celebration & 2022 Season Launch will be refunded via Eventbrite, this process could take up to 7 business days.
Canberra Raiders CEO Don Furner said although it was disappointing news for the club to cancel the event, the 2022 season would still have plenty of opportunities to celebrate the club's 40th anniversary.
"We were really looking forward to starting our season with a huge community appearance following the events of the past two years," Furner said. "It's unfortunate that we've had to cancel the season launch and fan day, but the safety of the broader community and our players and staff will always come first."
"2022 is shaping up to be a huge season for the club as we get set to celebrate our 40th anniversary and there will hopefully be other opportunities during the year where we can get back to engaging with our members, fans and the community."
"We are really looking forward to our first home game of the season against the Sharks on March 11, which will be the return of the team to our home ground at GIO Stadium and we look forward to seeing a big crowd there to help start what will be a great season."