Local legend Ken Behrens will make his NRL debut this Friday when he runs out on to the field with the Canberra Raiders in their clash against the Manly Sea Eagles in Brisbane.
The club has teamed up with its major sponsor Canberra Milk, now known as ‘Ken Behrens Milk’ to honour the spirit of the ‘hero of home quarantine’ as the ACT lockdown continues.
In a statement, the club said it had given Mr Behrens the opportunity to blow the Viking Horn at GIO stadium ahead of the clash but that he had declined the offer.
“The Sage of social distancing declined the offer and said he couldn’t fit the round trip to Bruce inside his one hour of exercise for the day.”
While the boys won’t actually be wearing a modified jersey on the night, Coach Ricky Stuart has paid special tribute to Ken Behrens and said the team would be doing all they could to put a smile on the faces of those in lockdown.
“We’ve been keeping a close eye on the situation back home and we want all of the ACT to know we are thinking of them at the moment,”
“To Ken and all Ken Behrens, we want to send our best wishes to you all and hope we can deliver some joy to you on Friday night.”
You can read the full statement up on the Raiders website and you can catch the game on Mix106.3 with the Raiders on Mix call team live from 5:45pm this Friday.