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Elliott Whitehead to depart at end of 2024

Canberra Raiders Captain Elliott Whitehead will finish his career in the NRL and with the Raiders at the end of the 2024 season, to take up an opportunity in the Super League.

Whitehead currently sits at 198 matches for the Raiders and has been Captain of the club since 2021. Including his previous stint in the Super League and with Challenge Cup appearances, Whitehead has played over 350 professional matches. He’s also represented on 31 occasions for England (27) and Great Britain (4).

On the field for the Raiders, he’s been one of the clubs most consistent performers in his time in green and has been part of teams who have made preliminary finals in 2016 and 2020 and a Grand Final in 2019.

Whitehead said he wanted to thank the Raiders and Canberra for bringing him into the NRL and making him feel at home.

“First of all, I want to thank Ricky and club for the opportunity to come to the NRL back in 2016 and chase my dream,” Whitehead said. “I’ve been able to have a wonderful career with the Raiders and to finish my time with the club as Captain is something I’m very proud of.”

“I also want to thank all of the players that I’ve played alongside in my time with the club and I’m really looking forward to finishing my last year here with the current group and continue to work hard with them to get back into finals contention.”

“The players, staff and club made me feel welcome since the moment I arrived and the with my family on the other side of the world the club has become my second family.”  

“I also want to thank the clubs’ members and fans for their support. They’ve been behind me since I arrived and have always made me feel part of Canberra.”

“I truly believe this club and playing group have a bright future ahead of them over the next few years and I look forward to watching them continue to grow and challenge for premierships. Hopefully I can come back and be a part of the club in some capacity in the future.”  

Raiders CEO Don Furner said Whitehead has and continues to be a player who has always given his all for the jersey and thanked him for his contribution to the club.

“Elliott has been a wonderful ambassador on and off the field for our club and as he approaches 200 matches for the Raiders its important to note that he has also played over 350 matches in total which is a remarkable achievement,” Furner said. “He is our current club Captain and has been a player that has always given everything for the jersey every time he’s taken the field.”

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.