General Manager - Joel Venables
Assistant GM - Matt Reilly
Assistant GM - Justin Coffman
Manager - CJ Gerardo
Head Coach - Carl Mariuz
Captain - Joel Venables
Rockland Lake State Park
94 Lake Rd
Congers, NY 10920
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The Northern Raiders, also known as New York Raiders were established in 2002. Based in the NY metropolitan area, their main pitch is in Rockland County NY. They also plan on playing at Pier 40 in Manhattan in 2012. The club originated in 2002 and played its games in a few places in the NY City suburbs through the years. They play their home games at the Tallman Mountain Athletic Stadium at Tallman Mountain State Park in Palisades NY. The New York Raiders are hoping for a breakout season in 2011.
The Raiders were unlucky not to advance to their first ever cup final in 2011 after a tough battle with the Connecticut Wildcats in the semi final. They will be pushing for a place in the 2012 Championship Final having recruited well and via the development of a large base of local talent. Joel Venables has been a tireless member of the AMNRL family for many years and the Raiders rely heavily on his on and off field efforts.
Players to watch in 2012:
- Mick Esdale is joining the Raiders after a successful career with the Central Queensland Comets in the QLD Cup competition in Australia. He will be the leader and guiding force behind the Raiders surge to the 2012 Cup Final.
- Paulo Reis - Paulo is an accomplished wrestler, finishing 2nd in New York State in 2008. Ries brings the intangibles with his amazing endurance and great tackling skills. Hailing from New York, NY he is 5 foot 10 and 205.22
- Fred Vero is a much improved former footballer who is taking to rugby league quickly. He is one of the strongest players in the compeition and will be a handful for opposition forwards to deal with all seaon long.
- Matt Reilly is a crafty hooker who is improving every season. 2012 could be his break out year. Quick out of dummy half, he is also a rugged defender around the ruck.
2012 Team Roster: