NSW Blues coach Brad Fittler is taking his Hog on the road again and will visit Kurri Kurri for a footy clinic on Tuesday, December 7, as part of a tour to promote registrations opening for the 2022 season.
The seven-day ride, also involving former Blues Nathan Hindmarsh and Steve Menzies, takes in 24 towns, seven football clinics and more than 3000kms.
Places at the clinic have been filled but footy fans are welcome to come along and watch from 3.30-4.30pm at Kurri Kurri Sportsground. All adults must be double vaccinated.
Fittler has also been joined on the ride by Sky Blues coach Kylie Hilder and former NRL referee Gavin Badger.
"It's been another challenging year for NSW because of the COVID-19 pandemic and I'm keen to get back on the bike and get around the state to see how everyone is going," Fittler said.
"I love talking to all NSW fans about the Blues and we've got plenty to celebrate this year after becoming the first team in history to win a series after all three games were played in Queensland.
"It was also a great season for the NSWRL with more people signing up to play the game than the pre-COVID year of 2019. It's important that we keep that momentum going for next season."
It is the first time Fittler has toured regional NSW since February, when he combined with Gotcha 4 Life founder Gus Worland, and Blues Luke Lewis and Beau Scott, to deliver a message about the importance of mental fitness to high school students.
Fittler and Hindmarsh, along with True Blue Ian Schubert, conceived Hogs for the Homeless in 2013 which has raised more than $760,000 for Father Chris Riley's Youth off the Streets. The most recent rides have focussed on other important issues, including mental fitness.