This story first appeared on dailyexaminer.com.au.
Proud Bundjalung man Cody Walker welcomed UFC star Robert Whittaker and former Commonwealth Games gold medallist boxer Daniel Geale to his old stomping ground when they visited the Clarence Valley on Saturday.
"I feel very privileged and excited to be able to bring a guy like Robert Whittaker up to our country and see the beautiful places up here,” Walker said.
"We've all got a passion for helping indigenous kids and to be able to do this back home is even more important.”
The tour, which included a visit to Acmena Juvenile Justice Centre and then to Camellia Cottage for a meet and greet in the park, served as part of a campaign to inspire indigenous kids through education and sport, thanks to the TAFE NSW Aboriginal Pathways program initiative.
For interim UFC middleweight world champion Robert Whittaker, whose love affair with mixed martial arts began as an ordinary kid in Sydney's suburbs, the chance to bring a program like this to the kids of the Clarence Valley was a special occasion.