Griffith will be treated to some special guests when the Baggy Blues tour roll into town rolls into town on Thursday.
The Rural Adversity Mental Health Program (RAMHP) is partnering with the NSW Baggy Blues to bring attention and a new focus to the importance of mental health and wellbeing in rural and remote communities in New South Wales.
This partnership will aim to reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness; increase knowledge of what mental health resources are available, and increase community spirit during these tough times.
The day's events will start at 7am at Exies Main Club with RAMHP Breakfast and Mental Health Seminar which will see a 20-minute presentation from one of the Baggy Blues members and a 20-minute presentation from RAMHP staff on mental health and wellbeing.
The Baggy Blues and Cricket NSW will host a coaching session led by Warren Smith which is open from boys and girls from ages 6-14 starting at 4.30pm. Alongside Smith will be Blues legends Steve Rixon and Geoff Lawson
The coaching clinic will lead into the main event at 6pm which will see Griffith take on Murrumbidgee in a game which will feature up and coming NSW players. Mickey Edwards, Jay Lenton and Chad Sammut will feature on one side while Ben Dwarshuis, Ryan Hadley and Nick Bertus will feature on the other.
Griffith: Theo Valeri, Dean Bennett, Jamie Winkler, Ben Watts, Marc Tucker, Charlie Cunial, Logan Matheson, Reece Matheson, Tom Valeri, Ben Signor (12th man), Hayden Forner (13th man) plus three NSW players.
Murrumbidgee: Allan Edis, Simon Bunyan, Daniel Muir, Angus Boulton, Jesse Hampton, Hugh Collins, Jack Cattanach, Digby Lilburne, Tom McGufficke, Fergus Cattanach (12th man), Bohden Learmonth (13th man) plus three NSW players.