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Canberra Raiders star Sia Soliola doesn’t look like this anymore…

Canberra Raiders big man, Sia Soliola, is going to look a little different next season.

He’s well known for his big, mop of hair. And regardless of whether you’re an NRL fan or not, it’s probably one of the most recognisable afros in Australia.

Well, it’s now gone.

You might think it’s because his hair was getting in his face while playing…but it’s actually to raise money for the youth organisation, Kulture Break.


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After having a couple of days to reflect. What can I say, I’m so overwhelmed by all the unexpected love, support and generosity from this event. While the team processing the final outcome. A special thanks to the people and organisations who rallied behind this event to make it happen, @kulturebreak_official , @erin_molan , @meki_hair @canberramilk , @harveynormanau , @mcdonaldsau , , @eacademy18 , @jimmurphyexpressmajura catered the food and drink… who donated auction items and anyone else. To the supporters, The green arrows, Ricky Stuart, the @raiderscanberra boys, a special shout-out to my new little dance crew, I owe you guys (@ooooldy @joshpapalii_ @liva_havili @nami_lui ). Other businesses that were invited along with friends family and those in te community and beyond. Know that you have made a difference in the lives of these young people. You have all made an impact on mine through this experience. I haven’t taken my beanie off since I’ve cut my hair. Only because it’s been the coldest November since ever😂 Thank You again to everyone. I hope I didn’t miss anyone out. If I did. We love you guys✌🏽 #ChampionsOfChange Sent from my iPhone

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Established in 2002, Kulture Break is a Canberra based charity youth services provider, with a particular focus on performance and the arts. They provide a safe, active and productive space for struggling youth, to use the fine arts as a form of expression, and to empower themselves.

Founder and CEO Francis Owusu tells John and Erin (who’s also an ambassador for Kulture Break), Sia’s locks helped raise another $50,000!

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