Game Day Guide: Raiders v Cowboys Pre-Season Challenge

The second trial match of the year is this Sunday with the Raiders taking on the Cowboys at Seiffert Oval, Queanbeyan.

Check out our Game Day Guide for all the information you need ahead of game day!

Match Day Presenting Partner


Sunday February 25, Seiffert Oval, Queanbeyan

Gates Open: 12:30pm

SG Ball – Raiders v Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs: 12:45pm

NRL Pre-Season Challenge – Raiders v North Queensland Cowboys: 3:00pm

Post Game: Fans on the Field

The Pre-Season Challenge Rules for winning the $100k

Game Day Charity: Rise Above Capital Region Cancer Relief

Our 50-50 Charity Raffle proceeds from our Home Trial Match will be going to our Game Day Charity, Rise Above Capital Region Cancer Relief.

Donating this trial match will assist patient support services that alleviate the financial strain of cancer treatment. Rise Above’s initiatives, from food and fuel vouchers to covering treatment expenses, ensure patients can focus on their health and well-being. 

Raffle tickets can be purchased online via and at the Game on Sunday afternoon, with 50% of the prize pool going to one lucky winner and the remaining amount (minus processing fees) to the charity.

Game Day Entertainment

Around the Grounds

  • Raiders Merchandise
  • Raiders 2024 Membership
  • 50-50 Charity Raffle: Rise Above Capital Region Cancer Relief
  • Roaming Raiders Mascots


  • Game Day Breakdown with Ben and Cam


  • Fans on the Field
    • Once invited onto the field by ground announcer, match attendees will have the opportunity to meet their favourite players and get photos and autographs

Merchandise Outlets

Raiders Shop will be located at the southern end of the ground next to West Gate Entrances. The outlet will open at 12:30pm and will run until the end of the NRL Half-Time.

Ticket Information

Purchasing Tickets

Event tickets can be purchased via Ticketek:

Tickets will be available to purchase at gates until allocation is exhausted.

Ticket Collection

There will be no ticket collection at the venue.

Food & Beverage Outlets

Please note alcoholic beverages will be sold from 2pm onwards.


  • West Canteen/Bar & East Bar – Queanbeyan Blues Rugby League

Private VIP Marquee

  • Edge Catering

Commercial Vendors

  • In the Cloudz (Fairy Floss)
  • Mobile Espresso Café 
  • BZ Burgers (Burgers)
  • Mellabella Gelato

Venue Access

Public Access

All Public attending the event  will need to check into the venue through Entry 1 off High Place or Entry 2 off Yass Road.

Gates will open at 12:30pm, there will be strictly no access to the venue prior to this time.


There is no designated paid parking areas for this event. Please use available street parking around the ground. 

Ride Share Pick up/Drop off zone is at the end of High Place. There is no parking on the event site. Use of special event transport is highly recommended (see below).

Complimentary Special Event Transport

Bus routes can be found here – Continuous Loop at scheduled times via Riverside Plaza, QLC and PCYC: Raiders vs Cowboys – NRL Pre-Season Challenge 2024 | CDC Canberra

Conditions of Entry

The events conditions of entry can be found here: CLICK HERE

Watching the Match

If you can’t make it to Seiffert Oval there are options available.

The Pre-Season Challenge match is live on Fox League and on Kayo.

Make sure you are also following us on Facebook and Instagram for all of the behind the scenes photos and videos from the match.


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