RSL & Services Clubs Association

2018 Kokoda Youth Leadership Challenge

CLICK HERE to download an 'Expression of Interest' form for 2018 Treks

Nominations for the two
Kokoda Youth Leadership Challenges (KYLC) for 2018 will open on Thursday 1st February

Information on the 2018 program can be downloaded from this website from Monday 15th January 2018.

The Kokoda Youth Leadership Challenge is now in it's 14th year.

67 young people participated in the 2017 Kokoda Youth Leadership Challenge over three treks, 7th - 18th August,  23rd & 24th September - 4th & 5th October 2017.

Trek 1 is a specific KYLC Trek for young managers in Clubs, club industry suppliers
and club industry associations. This will run from  6th-17th August 2018 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, 22nd September - 3rd October 2018.

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 2018, all nominated Trekkers MUST attend a KYLC Trek Workshop being held at Canterbury Hurlstone Park RSL Club in Sydney on Saturday 12th May 2018, 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 2017 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

2017 Trek 1 Participants
2017 Trek 2 Group 1 Participants
2017 Trek 2 Group 2 Participants