True Blues legend Brad Fittler and the Hogs For The Homeless crew have done plenty for the good of the community throught their journey across regional NSW - and nothing more important than supporting Father Chris Riley's Youth Off the Streets.
The Hogs For The Homeless squad, consisting of former NSW Origin representatives Fittler, Nathan Hindmarsh, Steve Menzies, Matt Cooper, Steve Roach, Josh Perry and Ian Schubert, held Rugby League clinics in remote passionate Rugby League communities such as Mudgee, Forbes, Wagga Wagga and Gloucester.
Currently in its fourth year, the annual tour aims to drive Rugby League participation and membership, as well as raise awareness and money for Father Chris Riley’s Youth Off the Streets.
The touring party were joined by a host of former Rugby League greats throughout the trip, including Laurie Daley, who linked up with the crew in his hometown of Junee to run a children’s Rugby League clinic, and St George Illawarra legend Nathan Blacklock in the famous Rugby League town of Tingha.
Having been a passionate supporter of Youth off the Streets since his playing days, Fittler was thrilled to be a part of such an exciting and inspiring journey once again.
“It is amazing to see how animated the people get when we arrive in these small country towns,” said the former Origin captain.
“It is so unbelievably humbling to meet these wonderful people who have so many great stories to share. I love seeing the smile on kids’ faces when we put a footy in their hands.
“Helping people in need is something I feel strongly about and I believe the more attention we can bring to the work of these organisations the better off thousands will be.”
Donations can be made to support Youth Off the Streets through NSWRL's Community department:
NSWRL Community Account
BSB - 062-208
ACCOUNT – 1001 0096