The Canberra Raiders have big plans - not just on the field, but off it as well.
While the Green Machine will look to go one step further and claim the NRL premiership in 2020, they also want to make an impact off the paddock.
That will be through a number of initiatives, including:
- raising money for mental health by supporting the Black Dog Institute;
- ramping up their newly-formed Raiders Foundation;
- and continuing to turn the Riverina and the South Coast lime green.
Mental health has become increasingly important in the sporting landscape, with three Australian cricketers taking leave from the game in recent weeks.
Raiders chief operating officer Jason Mathie said mental health issues had always been important to the club.
Major sponsor Huawei will give the front of the Raiders jersey to the Black Dog Institute, a charity that deals with mental illness, for their grand final rematch against the Sydney Roosters on June 28.
It's a timely choice given the awareness that's building around mental health.
"It's massive. We were the flagship club that jumped on board with Menslink in 2012 for Silence is Deadly," Mathie said.
"And we're fortunate that we've been an iconic brand that has stayed involved with that program - which is about telling kids don't be afraid to speak up if you're feeling anxiety or depression.
"Mental health awareness is a significant program we align to each and every year because we know mental health problems are rising to prominence.
"It also helps us become better equipped as an organisation to identify people that are struggling."
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The Raiders formed their foundation through the Australian Sports Foundation to help raise revenue for various projects.
Initially, that was to help build their Braddon centre of excellence, which should be finished in January or February.
It's hoped the Green Machine will have moved in ahead of their season opener against the Gold Coast Titans at Canberra Stadium on March 13.
The foundation sold 26 foundation stones as part of their first fund-raising endeavour.
Next is a special jersey for their round 10 clash against the Penrith Panthers - when they'll celebrate the 30th anniversary of their 1990 premiership.
They'll sell 362 spots on the jersey - to match the number of players who have pulled on the lime green - with fans able to have their names on it.
Raiders Foundation manager Paul Walshe said along with the centre they would also look to fund community programs and the introduction of an NRL Women's team in potentially 2021.
"[The jerseys will] profile the foundation and tell the story about what the foundation is about," Walshe said.
"It's just a fundraising initiative where people can have their name, their family name on a jumper ... and it will be worn by the 17 players that are going to be out there."
The Raiders will talk to the Wagga Wagga council on Wednesday about plans to increase the capacity of the ground when they face the Newcastle Knights in round six.
This year's crowd was 10,079, but the plans are to expand that out to 12,000 for 2020.
It's the Raiders second-and-final year of their deal to play games in Wagga Wagga, and they also played a pre-season trial in Bega this year.
Mathie felt those games had led to a growth in regional NSW memberships.
"We always say that yes we carry Canberra in our name and we're proud, but we want people in south-east NSW to see their team of choice being the Canberra Raiders," he said.
"We try and market to a footprint that's a three-hour circumference of Canberra."