Raiders reach 7000 members

The Canberra Raiders have continued to set new records this season in regards to club membership, surging past 7000 members for the first time in club history with two weeks to go before their season opener.

As of this morning the Raiders have 7142 members for the 2011 season and are expecting a busy two weeks ahead of the first game of the season against the Sharks on Sunday March 13.

Raiders CEO Don Furner said the increase in member numbers was an indicator of how strong support is for the Raiders and said he looked forward to seeing a huge crowd against the Sharks in round one.