Freddy to sleep out at SCG to help youth homelessness

Brydens Lawyers NSW Blues coach Brad Fittler has appealed to all NSW fans to get behind him again after taking part in The Chappell Foundation’s Sports Star Sleepout at the SCG on Monday 5 August.

It was just over three weeks ago that Fittler engineered another win in the Holden State of Origin series to help the Blues win their first back-to-back titles since 2005.

The NSW coach has always had a passion for helping others after being one of the driving forces behind the Hogs For The Homeless which has raised over $700,000 since it started in 2013.

Fittler will be joined by a host of other sports stars, including former cricketers Kerry O’Keefe, Trevor Chappell and Stuart MacGill, and former Paralympian Louise Sauvage, with all proceeds to go to helping youth homelessness.

The NSW coach said he was looking forward to sleeping on hallowed turf, which has hosted six State of Origins, Rugby League Grand Finals and NRL matches, and cricket and AFL games.

“I get the opportunity on Monday to sleep on some of the best turf in the world,” Fittler told nswrl.com.au. “It is the SCG. The Chappell foundation raise money for the homeless and on Monday they have a sleepout so I’ll be doing that.

“What I need to do is if anyone has got some spare money, if someone can jump on the website below, just to help the Chappell Foundation, the money obviously goes to very needy people.

“You can help out, jump on to the website, raise my number, I’ve got a goal of $3000, at the moment we’re nearly there but if you can help out there’s a lot of young kids out there that need your help. So anyway the Chappell Foundation Sports Stars Sleepout, help out if you can.”

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