Raiders celebrate Women in League

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Sunday afternoon at Canberra Stadium will be chance to celebrate the involvement of women in the game of Rugby League, when the Raiders take on the Sharks in the 2009 Harvey Norman Women in League Round of the NRL.

The Green Machine will introduce a touch of Pink to the game on Sunday as they use specially branded pink footballs, which carry the branding and support of the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

The whole day at Canberra Stadium will be a celebration of Women in the Sport, with the Raiders staying on the field after the game to hand out hundreds of Women in League mini footballs to the females of all ages in the crowd.

At halftime of the main game there will be a junior rugby league match featuring an all girl affair, with participants of the junior rugby league competitions joining forces to show how popular Rugby League is at the junior level.

There will also be some pre-match interviews on the big screen with some women involved in the Raiders organisation as well as Raiders Halfback Marc Herbert’s Sister Rachel talking about her involvement in the game.

Raiders Coach David Furner said it’s very important to recognize the contribution women make to the support of Rugby League and encouraged everyone to get to the game on Sunday afternoon.

“Every player at any level of the game has the support of women in their life, whether it is their mother, wife, daughter or even grandmother,” Furner said. “Hopefully we get a big crowd at Canberra Stadium on Sunday so we can all say thanks to the many wonderful women who support our great game.”

The Raiders take on the Sharks on Sunday at 2.00pm. Gates open at 11.30am with the Toyota Cup kicking off at 11.45am.

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