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Bleeding Green Interviews: Podcast Series now available

The Canberra Raiders shared purpose is to be leaders in sporting innovation, participation, entertainment and community by combining our strong sense of place and history (our country footy origins). The Canberra Raiders support and develop rugby league at all levels and age groups from grassroots to elite teams. The Canberra Raiders Oral History Project known as the Bleeding Green Interviews are the creation of a partnership between the Canberra Raiders and ACT Heritage Library.

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“The Canberra Raiders plays a fundamental role in our unique ACT identity. The ACT Heritage Library is both honoured and delighted to partner with the Raiders to preserve and provide ongoing access to these oral histories with key people in the foundation and development of the Club. They are a rich resource as documents of our sporting, social and regional history,” said Assistant Director Libraries ACT – ACT Heritage Library, Antoinette Buchanan.

The Bleeding Green Interviews have been carefully chosen to represent the uniqueness of the Raiders narrative as an undisputed part of the Territory's DNA. Six (6) of the interviews are now available HERE and Spotify with the remaining four (4) interviews being made available throughout the rest of the season.

Episodes available now:

Episode 1: Glenn Lazarus Episode 2: Marian Furner and Don Furner (Junior) Episode 3: John McIntyre Episode 4: Alan Tongue Episode 5: Mal Meninga Episode 6: Ricky Stuart

Club Historian, David Headon has conducted these interviews and says “The Bleeding Green Interviews project is the perfect follow-up to my 'Absolutely Bleeding Green' history of the Raiders that was published several years ago. We learn so much from those interviewed - fascinating details of the Club's unique history, at once exciting, personal, often humorous and always engaging. Go online and treat yourself!”

This project was supported with funding made available by the ACT Government under the ACT Heritage Grants Program.

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.