By Renee Bogatko, Image Credits – supplied
Tickets are now on sale for the Canberra Raiders 2018 Valkyrie Luncheon and you’re invited!
It’s a chance for females in the local community to come together and celebrate the important role women play in Rugby League.
One of the highlights will be guest speaker Jacqui Cooper, who’ll share her inspirational story on how she overcame adversity against all the odds.
Jacqui’s represented Australia in aerial skiing for over 20 years and what a journey she’s had in that time!
Recruited at the age of 16 to join the Techne Team, within three years Jacqui was representing her country at the World Championships.
Her career has had its fair share of hurdles, including multiple reconstructions of her knee, shoulder, hip and elbow.
She even broke her back in 2001, in an attempt to win a record third World Title – and would you believe, she went on to win it!
Jacqui shattered her knee and broke her leg at the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics in 2002, just two days before she was meant to compete.
As you can imagine – that was absolutely heart-breaking.
To hear more of Jacqui’s story of triumph and tragedy – book your tickets to the 2018 Valkyrie Luncheon online today!
It’s also an opportunity for guests to enjoy a delicious two course lunch, network and enjoy each other’s company.
The luncheon kicks off on August 12 in the East Lounge at GIO Stadium, before the round 22 clash between the green machine and the Wests Tigers.
Take advantage of this rare opportunity ladies – you won’t want to miss it!