Brad Fittler’s Hogs For The Homeless today re-turfed an entire Rugby League pitch in Walgett, involving 40 local volunteers, four semi-trailers and a number of council tipper trucks.
The town’s No.1 Oval was completely resurfaced as the pitch got a face-lift, believed to be worth about $150,000 in materials and labour.
The field was renewed with goal posts, grass and sprinklers at no cost to the local Rugby League clubs thanks to PILA Group, Dad and Dave's Turf and Evergreen Turf.
The Hogs For The Homeless crew, also consisting of NSW Origin representatives Steve Menzies, Danny Buderus, Josh Perry, Steve Roach, Paul Sironen, Tim Brasher, Kerry Hemsley and Ian Schubert, arrived in Walgett this afternoon after paying a visit to the all-girls Oak Plus Cup nines tournament in Dubbo this morning.
The riders are expected to travel more than 4000km in 11 days on their Harley-Davidson Motorcycles. making stops in 14 country towns, delivering a Rugby League ball to every child along the way.
Since its inception in 2013, Hogs For The Homeless has raised more than $450,000 for Youth off the Streets, with this year’s tour again raising much-needed funds for Rugby League clubs also.
Follow the Hogs For Homeless tour, in support of Father Chris Riley’s Youth Off the Streets charity, on nswrl.com.au. Click here to buy raffle tickets to support the cause.