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Josh Hodgson named Viking Ambassador this weekend

The Canberra Raiders will use Sunday’s match against the Roosters to honour Josh Hodgson’s contribution to the club, naming him the club’s Viking Ambassador.

Hodgson will have the opportunity to speak to the Raiders fans at GIO Stadium during the pre-game and will blow the horn to start the Viking clap on Sunday afternoon.

The Raiders are hoping as many of the club’s members and fans can get to GIO Stadium on Sunday afternoon to thank Josh for his contributions to the club over what has been a fantastic career in green.

Josh Hodgson (Raider #325) joined the Raiders in 2015 and has played 138 matches for the club and has been an instrumental part of the Raiders squad.

Raiders CEO Don Furner said Hodgson has been a huge asset on and off the field for the Raiders during his time in Canberra and Sunday is an opportunity to recognise the achievements he’s made for the Raiders.

“Josh Hodgson arrived from England in 2015 with little fanfare and developed into a great player and leader at this club.  He led the way for a wave of UK players who joined the Raiders and helped turn the Club around. His record is something he can be proud of,” Furner said. “With Josh departing at the end of the season, Sunday is a great opportunity for Raider’s members and fans to come along and recognise what he’s achieved for the club.

“Since injuring his knee in round one Josh has continued to provide input for the team during training sessions and will continue to do so until the end of the season as he recovers from his knee surgery. This shows what this club means to Josh and what great character he has. Josh will always be a Raider and will always be welcomed back to this Club."

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.