SOME local kids were lucky enough to meet two legends of rugby league – and appear on TV screens across Australia – when the Hogs for Homeless ride pulled into Tamworth this week.
Yesterday Channel Nine’s Today Show broadcast its weather reports live from Tamworth motorcycle store Bikes and Bits, where former Eels captain Nathan Hindmarsh and former Rooster captain Brad Fittler visited while on their fundraising ride for Father Chris Riley’s Youth Off The Streets.
Owner Linda Varley said they became involved in the ride through their position as a Harley-Davidson dealership, and then the Today Show got on board to promote the ride.
“It was fantastic; it was very, very cool,” Mrs Varley said of the experience.
Her own kids, as well as those of friends and local motorbike enthusiasts, got in on the action, appearing with Mr Hindmarsh, Mr Fittler and weather presenter Emma Freedman when they crossed live to the Today Show.
The Hogs for Homeless crew arrived in Tamworth on Sunday and left yesterday for Lennox Head on the north coast.