Raiders sign new sponsor

Canberra has today announced the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union as the NRL club's new major sponsor.

The CFMEU had previously sponsored the Raiders' lower grade sides, with the new deal to extend until the end of the 2009 season.

"The Raiders have long been a part of the Canberra community, and its great to continue that tradition with the help of the CFMEU," Canberra chairman John McIntyre said today.

"The Raiders are truly grateful to be associated with the CFMEU and we hope it is a lasting partnership." Secretary of the ACT branch of the CFMEU and Tradies club, George Wason, said: "We are very proud and thrilled to be a part of a great organisation such as the Raiders.

"The CFMEU has long been a part of helping the community, and we are now privileged to be a supporter of that community's number one team."