Campese, who is the nephew of former Australia Rugby Union star David Campese, says his decision was based on his love for the area and his desire to help the Raiders win their first premiership in 15 years.
He said: It’s where I want to be. I want to get the club back to where it was so this is where I want to stay and this is where I want to play my football.”
“Its where I was born and where I’ve loved living all my life so in my eyes there is no better place to be, there were a couple of other options but in my mind this is where I always wanted to be.”
Raiders Coach David Furner said Campese, who had been linked with Penrith, was happy with the deal, as was the club.
“I know the contract negotiations had gone on a little while but I think it was evident from both parties that Campo wanted to stay and the club and I wanted him here,” he said.
“He’s in a very important position and when you’re looking to go forward and become a so called top four side you need to put some things in place and it’s very exciting for Queanbeyan and Canberra to have Campo on board for such a lengthy contract.”