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Hogs for the Homeless

14 February 2017


Join us and the Hogs For The Homeless on Monday the 20th, February.

On Monday the 20th of February Canberra Harley-Davidson will be hosting a BBQ lunch from 12pm onwards with True Blue legends Brad Fittler, Ian Schubert, Josh Perry, Steve Menzies, Tim Brasher, Danny Buderus and Steve Roach. We will be holding this Barbeque as part of the NSWRL’s annual Hogs For The Homeless (H4H) tour. So we hope you can join us for a great day out and an even greater cause!

You can find out what the Hogs For The Homeless are all about below...

Hogs For The Homeless - Who they are and what they want to achieve

True Blues legends Brad Fittler, Nathan Hindmarsh, Steve Menzies and Danny Buderus will re-turf a Rugby League pitch at Walgett and hand out more than 3000 footballs to girls and boys in 14 country towns in 10 days as part of the NSWRL’s annual Hogs For The Homeless (H4H) tour starting next week.

Starting on Friday week (17 February), the former Origin greats will ride their Harley Davidson motorbikes far and wide throughout NSW to raise funds for Father Chris Riley’s Youth off the Streets, while helping to drive Junior Rugby League membership and participation in 2017.

The H4H crew, also consisting of NSW Origin representatives Josh Perry, Steve Roach, Paul Sironen, Tim Brasher and Ian Schubert, will also run Rugby League clinics across schools and local clubs in remote passionate Rugby League communities from Wagga Wagga to Coffs Harbour.

Since its inception in 2013, Hogs For The Homeless has raised more than $450,000 for Youth off the Streets, with this year’s tour also raising much-needed funds for Rugby League clubs.

The H4H crew raise money through auctions and raffle tickets, with the first prize winner to receive a 2017 XL 1200CX Roadster Harley-Davidson valued at $19,495.

Fittler, a long-time supporter of Father Chris Riley’s Youth off the Streets, hopes to inspire community regions in NSW as he prepares for his fifth Hogs For The Homeless journey.

“The Hogs For The Homeless tour is such a rewarding experience and it’s something I look forward to every year,” Fittler said.

“To give back to the community, not only in a football sense, but to help out those who are less fortunate is such a gratifying feeling.

"Sometimes the simple things like meeting people, saying hello and having a conversation can go a long way to inspiring them.

“People in remote NSW communities have so many great stories to share and it’s unbelievably humbling to put a smile on their faces.”

The riders are expected to travel more than 4000km, making stops in 14 country towns including Bathurst, Orange, Dubbo and Walgett.

As well as running Rugby League clinics at every stop, the H4H crew will attend a number of Rugby League tournaments, including three all-girls nines tournaments, the annual Army v Navy Rugby League match in Bellingen and help the town of Walgett re-turf an entire Rugby League pitch, with almost $150,000 in materials and labour being donated.

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