RSL & Services Clubs Association

2017 Kokoda Youth Leadership Challenge

Nominations for the two
Kokoda Youth Leadership Challenges (KYLC) for 2017 are now
open.

Information on the 2017 program  can now be downloaded from this website.

Click here to download the Trekkers Guide.

Click here to download the Sponsor's Guide.


The Kokoda Youth Leadership Challenge is now in it's 13th year.

47 young people participated in the 2016 Kokoda Youth Leadership Challenge over two treks,
1st - 12th August and 24th September - 5th October 2016.

Trek 1 is a specific KYLC Trek for young managers in Clubs, club industry suppliers
and club industry associations. This will run from  7-13 August 2017 and is open to staff up to 35 years old.

Trek 2 is our annual KYLC Trek for young people from a disadvantaged background, unemployed young people in the community, outstanding local community leaders or those with a strong family military connection, is available for young people 17-25 years old.
It will be run during the NSW September School holidays, 23 September - 4 October 2017.

The leadership program aims to create a greater awareness of the sacrifices of the diggers
on the Kokoda campaign among our young people to ensure the traditions live on.
At the same time it instills in participants a commitment to community service,
enhance their personal development by providing an opportunity for them to experience
the same conditions under which our diggers fought and hopefully transform them
for future leadership roles back in the community.

In 2017, all nominated Trekkers MUST attend a KYLC Trek Workshop being held at Canterbury Hurlstone Park RSL Club in Sydney on Saturday 13th May 2017, from 12.00 noon – 4.00pm.

This workshop assists trekkers and their families to understand the enormity of the challenge they are to undertake and to assist with their plans.

Some of the 2016 Trekkers were sponsored by the following member clubs:

Canterbury Hurlstone Park RSL Club     Castle Hill RSL Club     City Diggers Wollongong

Dee Why RSL Club     Dubbo RSL Club     Fairfield RSL Club     Gosford RSL Club

Goulburn Soldiers Club     Hornsby RSL Club     Merrylands RSL Club

Milton Ulladulla Ex Servos Club     Orange Ex-Services Club     Penrith RSL Club

Shoalhaven Ex-Servicemen's Club     Singleton Diggers Club     Woonona Bulli RSL Club




2016 Trek 1 Participants
2016 Trek 2 Participants