Fittler and mates hog the limelight

NSW State of Origin rugby league legends Brad Fittler and Nathan Hindmarsh will return to the Northern Rivers this month as part of the Hogs For The Homeless charity motorcycle ride.

It will be the fourth straight year the pair have completed the three-week ride with more than 20 stops scheduled along the way.

They have visited Ballina, Lennox Head and Lismore since it began in 2013.

This year they will host a coaching clinic at Red Devil Park, Byron Bay, on Wednesday, February 24.

They will be joined by former Blues players Steve Roach, Matt Cooper, Steve Menzies, Josh Perry and Ian Schubert.

Hogs For The Homeless has raised almost $300,000 for Youth Off The Streets.

"It's amazing to see how animated people get when we arrive in these small country towns," Fittler said.

"It is so unbelievably humbling to meet these wonderful people.

"I love seeing the smiles on kids' faces when we put a footy in their hands.

"Helping people in need is something I feel strongly about and I believe the more attention we can bring to the work of these organisations the better off thousands will be."

The riders are expected to travel more than 3500km when they leave Sydney on Monday week.

The tour will conclude on March 4 with a lap of honour before the Manly Sea Eagles v Canterbury Bulldogs NRL first-round clash at Brook- vale Oval.



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