Phil Gould and Brad Fittler:     Representative Rugby League, State of Origin 3, NSW V QLD at Telstra Stadium, Sydney 7th July 2004. Digital image by Robb Cox, © Action Photographics

Brad Fittler annual motorcycle ride for charity has not gone unnoticed by his former coach Phil Gould.

When The Daily Telegraph’s Phil Rothfield sent a tweet out asking the public for opinions on who should be named ‘Saint’ in his weekly column, Gould was quick to point out the State of Origin coach.

“Brad Fittler and the former Blues. HOGS FOR THE HOMELESS,” Gould replied to Rothfield’s tweet on what is the opening day of the tour.

For the seventh year in a row, Fittler, along with a host of True Blues will ride around regional NSW raising money for Father Chris Riley’s Youth off the Streets foundation.

Since the ride has has been in operation it has raised almost $700,000 for the foundation. 

Beau Scott, Mark O’Meley and Michael Buettner all join the crew for the first time, as well as regular riders Danny Buderus, Nathan Hindmarsh, Steve Menzies, NSW Women's superstar Kezie Apps, and Rugby League icon Ian Schubert. 

In the space of nine days they will be delivering a bus in Tumut to children with disabilities, playing beach football in Lennox Head, selling a sheep in Carcoar, re-turfing a school playing field in Baulkham Hills and handing out 5000 footballs to children.