State of Origin Legends to go 'Homeless' for a cause at Mounties Oval
Former NSW State of Origin legends including Brad Fittler, Nathan Hindmarsh and Josh Perry will sleep out at Mounties Oval this Monday, 29 February, as part of the NSW Rugby League's Hogs for the Homeless appeal.
Mounties sponsorship of this leg of the Hogs' three-week tour will see the former stars sleep overnight in Mt Pritchard to raise awareness and funds for Father Chris Riley's Youth Off the Streets, as well as help drive Junior Rugby League membership and participation.
Monday will be a big day at Mounties, where the club will host the NSWRL 2016 season launch at 12.00pm. The Hogs will then run coaching clinics for Youth off the Streets as well as 70 Mounties junior rugby league players before rolling out their blankets and sleeping under the stars. Since its inception in 2013, the tour has raised almost $300,000 for Youth off the Streets.
During the 2016 tour, the Hogs will distribute 3,000 footballs to children across 17 NSW country towns as well as hold coaching sessions for Youth off the Streets and junior players.
Mounties Rugby League Manager, Steve Litvensky said that his junior players were looking forward to mixing it with their State of Origin heroes.
"This is a rare chance for our up-and-coming stars to get hands-on experience and advice from players that they have long admired," Mr Litvesnsky said. To combine their passion for the game with raising awareness of the plight of kids who are less fortunate than themselves is what the spirit of the game is all about."
HOGS FOR THE HOMELESS - COACHING CLINIC AND SLEEPOUT
Date: Monday 29 February 2016
Time: 4.00pm (coaching clinic), 6.00pm barbecue, followed by sleep-out
Location: Mounties Oval, cnr Humphreys Road and Cabramatta Road (parking available in Mounties Club)