WALLABIES and returning Waratahs star Kurtley Beale will join a local hero at the New England Mutual National Rugby Camp today.
Beale and Tamworth Wallaby Paddy Ryan will drop in for the final day of the camp.
New Waratahs assistant coach Nathan Grey will also be around after attending the sponsors’ dinner last night.
Camp co-coordinator Dave Schmude said it was great to have the Waratahs in attendance and the news that Beale was going to be there created a bit of a buzz.
“They’re (kids) pumped,” Schmude said.
“Having someone like Kurtley, it’s just great, even Paddy.
“He’s an ex-camper. Just to have an ex-camper come through here and become a Wallaby inspires the kids.
“Just having those guys here for the kids to be able to mix with and listen to them is great.”
This year’s camp is one of the biggest in the camp’s history, with over 300 participants.