Green steel as Campo hits the catwalk
The Canberra Raiders and veteran half Terry Campese remain tight-lipped about when – or even if – he will return to pre-season training after the club granted him an extra month's leave. But Campo has popped up in the most unlikely of places: a fashion catwalk. Campese joined Raiders teammates Jarrod Croker and Glen Buttriss and BMX champion Caroline Buchanan to model a new line of sporting gear by Canberra brand OnTheGo at Exhibition Park on Saturday. The Raiders and Campese remain in a contractual stand-off, but Campese's comical strut on the runway probably helps explain why he's also reluctant to give up his day job in the NRL. "It was a lot of fun watching Terry Campese walk the runway with his hands on his hips," Buchanan said. OnTheGo was started by Canberra's Mick Spencer in 2009 and has already expanded sales into 15 countries. It will supply Buchanan's jerseys next year and is supporting her Next Gen team, her mentoring program for young, aspiring, female BMX riders. Buchanan has two girls in the program and, after a national search, is set to announce a third this week. "Mick's really giving back to grassroots sport and that's where we aligned with my Next Gen girls," Buchanan said. "The support of OnTheGo is really important to keep my dream alive of being able to mentor BMX girls and bridge the gap to try and get them to world championships."