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NRL and Hogs for Homeless brings big stars to Bourke

NRL stars Brad Fittler, Kylie Hilder, Craig Wing and Ronny Gibbs with a group of future Bourke stars at Davidson Oval on Monday. Photo TWH

NSW Blues coach Brad Fittler and NSW Sky Blues coach Kylie Hilder were part of a contingent that descended on Davidson Oval on Monday to give a crowd of enthusiastic Bourke youngsters a chance to kick the football around with some of the state’s best players.

The visit, which attracted a crowd of kids to Davidson Oval, was part of the Hogs for Homeless tour, covering 5000km and 24 regional NSW towns in 10 days to support local communities and promote rugby league.

The tour is spread over two weeks, taking in 13 schools, conducting six free football clinics, and handing out 2400 footballs.

Fittler was a founding member of Hogs for Homeless and was joined by Gus Worland, the Chairman and Founder of Gotcha4Life, who will deliver messages about mental fitness to high school children.

Nathan Hindmarsh and Steve Menzies will be involved for part of the tour which includes a training session with Sydney Roosters players and NSW Blues James Tedesco and Angus Crichton, and Blues hopeful Victor Radley as well as Rugby League legends Ronny Gibbs, Craig Wing and Ian Schubert.

Brad said for the past 11 years, the charity had been heading out to remote communities to lend a hand.

“This is as far west as we’ve ever come,” he said. “We visited the Back O’Bourke Exhibition Centre first and we’re down here at Davidson Oval with some of the players and former Bourke boy and league legend, Ronnie Gibbs.

“We’ve been doing tours around NSW to raise money for various causes and this year it’s about registration.

“We come out to talk footy; and we give every kid a football and then it’s up to them to get involved.

“These days we’re not competing with other sports, we’re competing with X-boxes, PlayStations and phones, and there are a lot of nasties out there,” Brad said. […]

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