Raiders help Close The Gap

Canberra Raiders stars Travis Waddell and David Shillington paid a visit to Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service in Canberra Today, to launch the Raiders involvement in the NRL's Close the Gap round.

This Sunday at the Raiders v Dragons match at Canberra Stadium, Oxfam will be using the match to raise awareness and money for the Close the Gap initiative.

Canberra Raiders players Travis Waddell, Tom Learoyd-Lahrs and Joel Thompson all represented the Indigenous All-Stars at this years NRL All-Stars match to start the 2010 season and are ambassadors this weekend.

Canberra Raiders hooker and Indigenous All-Star Travis Waddell said he was proud to be able to help promote the Close the gap round and said representing indigenous Australians was something he held close to his heart.