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Four junior Canberra Raiders players sacked after alcohol-fueled glassing incident
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Canberra Raiders chief executive Don Furner. Picture: Getty

Canberra Raiders chief executive Don Furner. Picture: Getty

Four Canberra Raiders juniors have been sacked by the club after a violent incident last weekend during which at least one player in question was glassed.
The quartet, three of whom were recruited from western Sydney, had played in the Raiders' round one SG Ball side which beat Cronulla on Saturday before the alcohol-fueled incident which is believed to have occurred in a public place in Civic.

Raiders officials learned of the incident early this week, and swiftly terminated all four players who had attempted to cover up the story. The club has stated it will not be commenting on the issue.

After being touted as one of the strongest teams in this year's revised SG Ball competition, the incident could prove to be a major on-field blow for the Raiders.
Harold Matthews has also been bumped from under-16s to under-17s, while the NSWRL will also run an under-21s competition, in which the Raiders are not taking part.
The quadruple sacking is the latest chapter in a frustrating offseason for the Raiders, which has also had to deal with drink-driving charges against Corey Harawira-Naera and Corey Horsburgh over the festive period.
Raiders hooker Tom Starling was also involved in a pre-Christmas incident involving NSW police on the Central Coast. After spending the night locked up in Gosford, Starling front court in January and charges against the former Newcastle Knight were dropped.
Canberra's lower-grade junior sides will play their homes games at its old training headquarters in Bruce this season, which will also be used as a base for the NSWRL for the next five years, in partnership with the CIT.

It will also be used as a new home for the Belconnen United Sharks in this year's Canberra Raiders Cup competition, and as a base for Monaro representative teams.
"One of our objectives is to make sure, we consider ourselves to be a leader in sport," Trodden said.
"It gives local athletes the opportunities to use the very best facilities, just like all the elite athletes in the NRL have the opportunity to do, and other elite athletes in Sydney have the opportunity to do. [It's] a hugely strategic move for us."
"We're the Canberra Raiders but we roll into Cooma, Queanbeyan, Yass, Goulburn, the local competition is thousands of kids from under-6s to first grade," Furner said.
"We want those country kids coming here, and with the NSWRL stationed here, they will come here. This is an easier stop than heading to Sydney, we're very very lucky that we've got this relationship."
 

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Four junior Canberra Raiders players sacked after alcohol-fueled glassing incident
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Canberra Raiders chief executive Don Furner. Picture: Getty

Canberra Raiders chief executive Don Furner. Picture: Getty

Four Canberra Raiders juniors have been sacked by the club after a violent incident last weekend during which at least one player in question was glassed.
The quartet, three of whom were recruited from western Sydney, had played in the Raiders' round one SG Ball side which beat Cronulla on Saturday before the alcohol-fueled incident which is believed to have occurred in a public place in Civic.

Raiders officials learned of the incident early this week, and swiftly terminated all four players who had attempted to cover up the story. The club has stated it will not be commenting on the issue.

After being touted as one of the strongest teams in this year's revised SG Ball competition, the incident could prove to be a major on-field blow for the Raiders.
Harold Matthews has also been bumped from under-16s to under-17s, while the NSWRL will also run an under-21s competition, in which the Raiders are not taking part.
The quadruple sacking is the latest chapter in a frustrating offseason for the Raiders, which has also had to deal with drink-driving charges against Corey Harawira-Naera and Corey Horsburgh over the festive period.
Raiders hooker Tom Starling was also involved in a pre-Christmas incident involving NSW police on the Central Coast. After spending the night locked up in Gosford, Starling front court in January and charges against the former Newcastle Knight were dropped.
Canberra's lower-grade junior sides will play their homes games at its old training headquarters in Bruce this season, which will also be used as a base for the NSWRL for the next five years, in partnership with the CIT.

It will also be used as a new home for the Belconnen United Sharks in this year's Canberra Raiders Cup competition, and as a base for Monaro representative teams.
"One of our objectives is to make sure, we consider ourselves to be a leader in sport," Trodden said.
"It gives local athletes the opportunities to use the very best facilities, just like all the elite athletes in the NRL have the opportunity to do, and other elite athletes in Sydney have the opportunity to do. [It's] a hugely strategic move for us."
"We're the Canberra Raiders but we roll into Cooma, Queanbeyan, Yass, Goulburn, the local competition is thousands of kids from under-6s to first grade," Furner said.
"We want those country kids coming here, and with the NSWRL stationed here, they will come here. This is an easier stop than heading to Sydney, we're very very lucky that we've got this relationship."
Thanks i thought it was 1st graders typical daily telegraph
 

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The league should step in and support Canberra's decision by not letting the 'young men' play anywhere. I applaud their swift action in pissing these kids off who have the world at their feet BUT blow it with their 'entitled' attitudes.
 

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The league should step in and support Canberra's decision by not letting the 'young men' play anywhere. I applaud their swift action in pissing these kids off who have the world at their feet BUT blow it with their 'entitled' attitudes.
I agree. They shouldn't let any club sign a player for 12 months if they have been sacked.
 

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The league should step in and support Canberra's decision by not letting the 'young men' play anywhere. I applaud their swift action in pissing these kids off who have the world at their feet BUT blow it with their 'entitled' attitudes.
I agree. They shouldn't let any club sign a player for 12 months if they have been sacked.
On the one hand I agree that these kids should face a year out of the game if they've broken the rules in a severe manner. On the other hand I know that if it's a senior player that is top 17 quality they'll get numerous chances. So I'd say that any player sacked for severe off field behavior be they a rep calibre player or a club level reserve they should face a ban for the season at least if they're sacked.
 

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The league should step in and support Canberra's decision by not letting the 'young men' play anywhere. I applaud their swift action in pissing these kids off who have the world at their feet BUT blow it with their 'entitled' attitudes.
That’s right. Decent clubs like us sack them and the scummy ones like Manly and the Broncos sign them up
 

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Four Canberra Raiders juniors have been sacked by the club after a violent incident last weekend during which at least one player in question was glassed.
The quartet, three of whom were recruited from western Sydney, had played in the Raiders' round one SG Ball side which beat Cronulla on Saturday before the alcohol-fueled incident which is believed to have occurred in a public place in Civic.
Ummm, was the alcohol consumed by any of the four players ? SG Ball players are under 18.If so there should have been repercussions for anyone who supplied the alcohol.
 

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Ummm, was the alcohol consumed by any of the four players ? SG Ball players are under 18.If so there should have been repercussions for anyone who supplied the alcohol.
SG Ball for 2021 is Under 19's now. Most players are 18.
 

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SG Ball for 2021 is Under 19's now. Most players are 18.
Thanks for that. Yeah apparently to cover for the loss of last year due to COVID. Still not a good look for young guys this early in their careers who are intending to commit to the sport.
 

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Thanks for that. Yeah apparently to cover for the loss of last year due to COVID. Still not a good look for young guys this early in their careers who are intending to commit to the sport.
Agree completely. Trying to change the culture without consequence is not doing those young ones any good.
 

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Was out at the Wests v Raiders SG ball match yesterday at Camden .. one of the boys who use to play with my son that was picked up by Canberra was walking around in civy’s and not in the playing squad, he was in the team last week.. he wasn’t injured and wasn’t in Raiders gear, sadly he may have been one of the 4.. he hasn’t turned 18 yet .. his older brother was a talented player at one time, his career wrecked by alcohol.. such a waste ...
 
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