Listen: NSW Blues State of Origin coach Brad Fittler touring the State in the name of mental health and rugby
By Graeme BurrillThursday 18 Feb 2021Hope Nights
New South Wales Blues State of Origin coach Brad Fittler has started his second week of touring the State promoting mental fitness and rugby league at schools and throughout communities.
Brad’s motorbike ‘Hogs for the Homeless’ tours started back in 2013 and is one of the main programs of the NSWRL Foundation.
This year sees the tour visiting 24 regional NSW towns across 10 days, making 13 school visits, conducting six free football clinics and handing out 2400 footballs, to support communities and promote rugby league participation.
“Australia may be considered the lucky country to many, but for 105,237 Australians this isn’t the case. One in 200 people are homeless in Australia on any given night, including more than 47,000 young people who struggle with fear and hunger on a daily basis.
“It was with this in mind that in 2013, NSW True Blues Brad Fittler and Nathan Hindmarsh conceived the idea of Hogs For The Homeless. The pair, with the support of the NSWRL, enlisted the help of other former Rugby League players for what would become an annual fundraiser, riding their Harley-Davidson motorcycles throughout country NSW,” – nswrl.com.au
Listen to Brad Fittler’s full interview in the player above.
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