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The Canberra Raiders are pleased to announce that Raider #17 Grace Kemp will take up her player option and will be part of the club’s 2024 NRLW campaign.

Kemp signed a two-year deal in the lead up to the club’s inaugural NRLW season and has elected to take up the option of a second year.

It’s been an impressive start to Kemp’s rugby league career, having only taken up the code in 2023 after coming across from rugby union.

The 22-year-old played all nine NRLW games for the Raiders in 2023 and says she can’t wait to be a part of the club again next season.

“I’m so excited. I think this is something that definitely played on my mind during the season. I think as soon as I stepped into the Raiders facility it was not going to be a second thought. It’s been an amazing support network at Raiders this season and I can’t wait to get amongst it again next season,” Kemp said.

“I do have a lot to work on and more things to learn but I’ve definitely got the people around me to support me with that. The club has made me a better person off the field as well so I’m hoping I can give back to the club as much as what they’ve given me this year.”

Raiders NRLW coach Darrin Borthwick said he is excited to have Kemp return in 2024 and can’t wait to see what she can do in her second season of rugby league.

“I think Grace even now having a clear head about what her pathway is and committing to rugby league now and giving her full attention to that 100 percent, I’m really happy she’s decided to stick with us in 2024,” Borthwick said.

“With more elite training and now knowing what the speed of the game is like, I think she’ll be an even better player, especially with a lot of the skill she brought to our game.

“I know she’s training really hard now, she’ll be developing nicely for us and she’ll be a big key factor in our team again for next year.”


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.