Footy for homeless youth

Lebanese Rugby League Team Training Coach Brad Fittler. Photo. Dion Georgopoulos
Lebanese Rugby League Team Training Coach Brad Fittler. Photo. Dion Georgopoulos

NSW Blues coach Brad Fittler will be riding into Gloucester as part of the sixth annual Hogs for the Homeless (H4H) motorcycle journey around NSW.

Fittler will be joined by National Rugby League legends including Steve Menzies, Josh Perry and Ian Schubert for a tour that raises awareness and funds for youth homelessness, specifically Father Chris Riley’s Youth Off The Streets.

The 2018 H4H tour kicks off on Friday, February 16 arriving in Gloucester on Tuesday, February 20.

While in town, the Harley Davidson riding footy players will be holding events for both their younger fans and their older fans.

The youth activity coordinated with the Gloucester Magpies is a free coaching clinic, run by the footy legends, at the Bert Gallagher Oval starting from 1:30pm for girls and boys.

Players will also be available for signing autographs during the afternoon.

Limited spots are available for the clinic. To book your spot contact Rodney Summerville on 0401181964.

Later that day, the H4H legends will be special guests at a dinner auction fundraiser for their older fans.

The evening takes place at the Gloucester Golf Club at 5:30pm for a 6pm start. Tickets are available at Valley Motors, 38-40 Denison Street, Gloucester, are $35 per person and include nibbles and a main meal. 

Related reading:

Since its inception in 2013, Hogs for the Homeless has raised almost $600,000 for Youth off the Street

During the 2018 H4H campaign Fittler and his crew will achieve the following: 

  • Re-turf an entire Rugby League pitch at Wellington
  • Hand out more than 3000 footballs to children in local communities
  • Visit 16 regional towns in 10 days
  • Travel in excess of 5,000km in almost 50 hours of travel time
  • Run Rugby League clinics across schools and local clubs in NSW towns including Orange, Glen Innes, Lennox Head and Queanbeyan
  • Make special appearances at Oak Nines Rugby League tournaments in Uralla and Leeton
  • Visit the Gadara School for children with disabilities in Tumut.