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2019 SEASON – WEEK 9

A huge win for the UNSW Raiders Men’s team defeating the Sydney Uni Lions 63-21 to win back the foundation shovel trophy. The Raiders were the first to score and really didn’t take their foot off the throttle for the entire game. “The boys played an incredible game today and I couldn’t ask them for any more effort because they just left everything out there” head coach Andrew Brundu said.

Earlier, the Raiders Women’s team lost to the Sydney Uni Lions women’s team by a single touchdown. They had been up by 20 points at the half but unfortunately let the lead slip away. A chance to tie the game with a few seconds left in the game failed as they couldn’t get into the endzone. Both teams wore pink in a round to raise money for the McGrath Foundation.

The Colts team had a bye.


Raiders Womens raise over $1000 for McGrath Foundation

We just wanted to thank everyone for pitching in yesterday with donations and getting behind a cause that means so much to members of the club 💕

After counting up the tally last night we were able to raise $1089 to go towards the McGrath Foundation which will help provide breast cancer nurses for those who need it most!


Pink breast cancer round for the Raiders Womens team

Hey Raiders Family, this weekend we will be coming together to raise money and awareness for International Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

All we ask of players and supporters is that a $5 contribution to be made at the game this weekend. If anyone would like to contribute more, please feel free and the girls will be circling around with a donation bucket after the game. All funds raised on the day will be going towards the McGrath Foundation which supplies breast cancer nurses, especially to women and men in remote areas who desperately need access.

Also, if you are able to get to the game at 1pm, our women will be wearing their custom pink breast cancer awareness jerseys as they take on the Lions! The girls will be staying back to cheer on the men’s game at 3pm. Both games are played at Robert Ziems Park, Short St, Corrimal.


2019 SEASON – WEEK 8

Sitting third on the ladder the UNSW Raiders Men’s defeated the number 2 team the UTS Gators 48-14. In what was sometimes an emotionally charged game, coach Brundu said he was “proud of the boys effort all game but warned that we need to lift further for the remaining season.” Earlier in the day the Raiders Women’s team also had a huge win defeating the Gators 36-7. Running back Lucy Gloag said after the game, “it all kind of clicked and (I) could see the gap and got my timing right. It was good although there is still room to improve but glad it’s coming together.” Unfortunately the Colts fought back in the second half but narrowly lost in their game to round out the weekend against the UTS Gators.


2019 SEASON – WEEK 7

The GNSW league voted to not play the washout round during the long weekend break so all teams have a deserved mid-season holiday.