From 15 to 23 February 2019, PCYC NSW the NSW Police Youth and Crime Prevention Command joined Brydens Lawyers NSW Blues coach Brad Fittler, True Blues Danny Buderus, Nathan Hindmarsh, Beau Scott, and Rugby League legend Nathan Blacklock as well as a host of footy and riding enthusiasts on the NSW Rugby League’s Hogs For The Homeless tour.
Fittler and the True Blues took part in Fit for Life programs across the tour, which visited more than 10 towns across regional NSW and saw riders travel almost 4000 kilometres for footy clinics and other activities to bring communities together, while raising funds for Youth off the Streets.
The group attended PCYC Moree, PCYC Tamworth, PCYC Orange and PCYC Wagga Wagga’s Fit for Life sessions and a special outreach session in Tumut, view the tour video diaries below:
- – Danny Buderus talks Fit for Life
- – PCYC Moree
- – PCYC Tamworth
- – PCYC Orange
- – Outreach in Tumut
- – PCYC Wagga Wagga
It was a tour of passion for the NSW Blues coach and highlights what the power of partnerships can achieve for the empowerment of young people.
Here is what our Club Managers had to say:
“We had about 30 young people boxing with the Rugby League greats. They were stoked to have the opportunity. They also had an impromptu game of basketball after the Fit for Life session, with Hindmarsh being dominated by our local young people. It was great fun, particularly with so many Parramatta Eels fans around.”
– Tayla Macey, Club Manager, PCYC Moree.
“We had about 50 young people boxing with the Rugby League greats. Having Brad Fittler and Danny Buderus speak to the group after the session about things they can do to get an edge in sport, school or life was a highlight.”
“It was great to have NSW Rugby League taking part in our Fit for Life program, which promotes self-confidence, resilience and can be a stepping stone to a healthier and happier future for some young people. The impact this session made was obvious, the young people really enjoyed doing a session with rugby league legends.”
– Brett Somerville, Club Manager, PCYC Wagga Wagga.
“We had 13 girls enjoy the Fit for Life session with NSW Rugby League legends. We all had a great morning with Brad Fittler even doing summersaults on our trampolines, it was a big hit with the Fit for Life participants.”
– Neil Hummerston, Club Manager, PCYC Orange.
“We had 20 young people plus mentors from various agencies attend our Fit for Life session, including the Department of Justice, NSW Police, Girls Academy, PCYC staff and Headspace. The youth enjoyed the morning and enjoyed going head-to-head with the NRL players in the boxing session.”
“It was great to see all the agencies involved and working together for the youth of our town. It was wonderful to see the smiles on the faces of the youth and the enjoyment at having the NRL players along to interact with. A live Facebook feed was watched by many locals and we are still receiving comments about this.”
– Debby Herdegen, Club Manager, PCYC Tamworth.