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