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The Canberra Raiders - Indigenous Round 2023

The Canberra Raiders Indigenous Round 2023 was held at GIO Stadium in Canberra on 21 May 2023.

Our very own Tahalianna Soward-Māhanga was asked to perform as part of the Indigenous Round opening the celebrations on the main oval for all to see.

Tahalianna performed Beyoncé's hit single Freedom, which she also performed as her Blind Audition song on The Voice 2022 Series 11. Tahalianna was blessed to have backup dancers from local Canberran dance academy Passion & Purpose (PNP), who was established in 2017, offers dance classes from beginner to advanced for ages 3+ in safe and positive environments. They specialise in dance styles of Hip Hop foundations, African Fusion and cultural dancing. Passion and Purpose is much more than a dance school, they are a family who supports one another and their community.

As a huge NRL supporter, Tahalianna was honoured to be asked to perform and to have this amazing opportunity. This was definitely a goal Tahalianna wanted to achieve, and to say she has been able to do this at the age of 16, is unbelievable. Thank you Raiders for making one of Tahalianna's Dreams become her Reality!


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