Canberra Region Rugby League is pleased to announce the Canberra Raiders Cup first grade competition will go ahead this 2020 season.
Four teams will take part in the competition: Queanbeyan Blues, Gungahlin Bulls, Woden Valley Rams, and the Canberra Raiders Under 20’s side.
Canberra Raiders Under 20’s coach Ash Barnes said the addition of the team will be important for player development.
“It’s a great positive for our team. Missing out on football this year would have been a detriment to our players, so for them to get a week in week out competition is great,” Barnes said.
“We’d like to thank the CRRL and clubs for the opportunity and support.”
CRRL Chairman Gary Green is excited that the Canberra Raiders Cup can commence this season.
“It is great for the community that there will be a CRRL competition going ahead during these difficult times,” Green said.
“It’s disappointing that more teams couldn’t participate, but it is great to see the support of the Canberra Raiders Under 20’s. The CRRL is appreciative of the efforts of the committees from the Rams, Bulls and Blues for getting teams on the field.”
The George Tooke Shield competition will also be going ahead this year, with four, possibly five teams.
Reserve grade, Under 19’s, Ladies League Tag and the Women’s Tackle competitions are still under development.
The Canberra Raiders Cup competition will commence on the weekend of 25 July. Other competition start dates are to be confirmed.
If there are any players who are still interested in participating in the 2020 season, please contact Deb Charman: DCharman@raiders.com.au