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Update: Raiders charity Auction for Queensland flood appeal
The Raiders currently have a stack of rare memorabilia on auction on the site, including a signed and framed Brain Injury Australia jersey from last season (donated by Bronson Harrison), an indigenous All-Stars jersey signed by the Raiders representatives (donated by Joel Thompson) and a 2009 fully signed Country Origin jersey worn by Brett White.
All of these items can be seen in full on www.allbids.com.au and we encourage Raiders fans and fans of rugby league to continue to support the cause by bidding on the items.
Some of the items now up include: (Higher resolution pictures of items available on request)
David Shillington - Signed and framed Queensland Jersey
Shillington has donated a fully signed Queensland State of Origin jersey. The jersey comes framed with photos of the games.
Alan Tongue - Signed and framed boot
Canberra Raiders Captain Alan Tongue has kindly donated one of his boots signed and framed, with two photos included capturing the Raiders favourite red head in his early days at the club and his more recent time.
Josh Dugan - 2010 playing boots
These infamous red boots were worn by Raiders star fullback Josh Dugan during the 2010 NRL season. Dugan set the NRL alight in 2010 playing for the Raiders where he was one of the Green Machine's best. He also represented Country Origin where he won man of the match and was a fraction off making NSW when he was named 18th man.
Dugan has personally signed each boot.
Mark Nicholls - 2008 Toyota Cup jersey
This jersey was worn during the 2008 Toyota Cup season, the year the Raiders won the first ever Toyota Cup (Under 20's). Mark has kindly donated the jersey to help the appeal.
Jarrod Croker - Signed kicking tee
The Raiders sharp shooter has kindly donated one of his kicking tees from the 2010 season. Croker kicked 53 goals last season after taking over from Terry Campese and will be the Raiders first choice kicker in 2011.
Joel Thompson - Indigenous All-Stars Jersey
Dane Tilse - 2008 Heritage Jersey
This rare item is a one off Heritage jersey from the 2008 season, where the Raiders played the Tigers in the heritage round during the centenary of rugby league. Tilse has kindly donated his number ten jersey from the match and has personally signed it. It features the Raiders original badge and the centenary of league logo.
Bronson Harrison - Framed Raiders Brain injury jersey
This jersey (replica not worn in game) has been signed by the Raiders team from 2010 and has been framed with action images from the game against the Cronulla Sharks in 2010. The blue and white jersey worn in the match was to raise money and awareness for the National Brain Injury foundation.
Josh Miller - Framed jersey from debut season
This jersey signifies the start of one of Canberra's most enigmatic players Josh Miller, who has kindly donated the jersey fully framed for the appeal. Miller has twice won the Raiders Player of the Year award (2005 and 2009) and has played over 100 NRL matches.
Brett Dickson (Raiders Staff) - Parramatta 2001 framed jersey
This one off item is a must for any Eels fan. This fully signed 2001 jersey is from the year the Eels stormed to the minor premiership and made the Grand Final. It includes individually signed cards for each player from that team as well as the statistics of the Eels for the year and the premiership ladder. It also includes a team photo. Once again an Eels fans dream.
Andrew McFadden - Farewell to three champions
This one off item was created by McFadden when Raiders Champions, Laurie Daley, Brett Mullins and David Furner retired in 2000. It signifies the last competition game Daley, Mullins and Furner played in together at Canberra Stadium in 2000 and includes signed pictures of each player. It also includes the cover of the Big League from the week leading into the match, as well as images from the game.
A rare and valuable piece of Raiders memorabilia kindly donated by Raiders assistant Coach Andrew McFadden