You have skipped the navigation, tab for page content
O'Meley, Brasher to kick off 2024 NSWRL Regional Roadshow

True Blues Mark O’Meley and Tim Brasher will tomorrow kick off a three-day tour to help deliver the NSW Rugby League’s 2024 Regional Roadshow campaign, which has already spread messages about road safety to more than 7000 teenagers at more than 50 regional areas around the state since 2017.

The 2024 campaign will kick off tomorrow (Wednesday 12 June) at Wingham before visits to Gloucester and Bulahdelah (Thursday 13 June) and Taree (Friday 14 June).

This trip is a direct response to three serious crashes involving local youth in the past seven months that impacted on their communities. The talks will include representatives from local highway patrol who will share their experiences as first responders at crash scenes.

“The NSWRL has had a long-standing relationship with Transport for NSW and is proud to play a role in stressing the importance of road safety in regional areas,” NSWRL Chief Executive David Trodden said.

“The impact that road tragedies have on local communities is devastating and for the past seven years our True Blues have shared had no hesitation in donating their time to share their own experiences to help reinforce the message.”

O’Meley played 10 games for NSW and was part of the squad that won the 2004 Origin series, while Brasher played 21 matches for the Blues and was part of the squads that won the first series for three consecutive years in 1992-94.

Other True Blues who have been involved in previous campaigns include Andrew Ryan, Willie Mason, Matt Cooper, Steve Menzies, Ben Elias, Jamie Soward, Trent Hodkinson, Mark Hughes, Beau Scott and Luke Bailey.

The areas around the state that have been visited include Albury, Armidale, Bathurst, Dubbo, Eden, Mudgee, Oberon, Wauchope, Blayney, Forbes, Leeton, Wagga Wagga, Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour, Kempsey, Tamworth, Narromine, Griffith, Shellharbour, Maitland, Wyong, Taree, Tamworth, Lismore, Macksville, Taree, Queanbeyan, Kurri Kurri and Sydney.

Wednesday 12 June
2pm: Wingham High School

Thursday 13 June
9am: Gloucester High School
2pm: Bulahdelah High School
4pm: Old Bar Pirates

Friday 14 June
9am: Chatham High School

Acknowledgement of Country

New South Wales Rugby League respects and honours the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.

Platinum Partner

Major Partners

View All Partners