Don Furner excited by Canberra’s partnership with Huddersfield

Drew Darbyshire

Canberra Raiders chief executive Don Furner is delighted to link up with Huddersfield.

The Raiders have joined forces with the Giants to create a joint academy programme to give aspiring rugby league players from the Huddersfield area the opportunity to experience rugby league in Australia.

The academy will have huge benefits for both clubs, according to Furner.

He said: “This academy partnership will allow talented young English players the opportunity to come to Australia and test themselves against the best young players in Australia.

“They will have the opportunity to train and play in the Raiders junior system and go back home with more experience.

“The Raiders have always had a strong focus on junior development, and we believe we have one of the best pathway systems in the NRL.

“Through this academy, this pathway is now open to a new group of players from England, who can gain valuable tools in their journey to becoming first-grade players.”

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