8000 members for the Raiders in 2011

It's a monumental day for the Canberra Raiders today, with confirmation they've reached their target of 8000 members for the new NRL season.

The record set last year of just over 6000 members has been smashed this campaign, with fans of the club joining up in droves to be a part of the new season.

With just four days to go until kick-off against the Sharks at Canberra Stadium the club is now looking to smash past the 8000 mark and sign up as many last minute members as they can ahead of the season.

Raiders CEO Don Furner said the target of 8000 members in 2011 looked a tough one to reach just a few short months ago, but applauded the 8000 members who have signed up and said he hoped they were excited about what lies ahead in 2011.