Jonte Bennett tries the new boots on.
Ahead of a grand final, the Raiders U12/13 Restricted (Gold) team was given a generous gift, coupled with a surprise visit from Warrior Shaun Johnson – a former player at the club.
The U12/13 team was at the club for training and team photos on Tuesday, August 7, when Shaun arrived. The Adidas sponsored player then handed out new boots to each team member. The 19 pairs of boots are valued at around $6000. Shaun then joined in the training.
The U12/13 team, coached by TK Davison and Simon Brown, has only lost one game this season, and their ARL grand final was at Mt Smart Stadium on August 11, against East Coast Bays.
The Raiders won the grand final 20-14 in an exciting, close game that went into extra time.