The Men of League foundation are taking a team of 10 ex-Origin players across to Papua New Guinea to walk the Kokoda Trail and they are offering the opportunity for rugby league fans to join them.
This an exciting opportunity for those who have always wanted to tick the Kokoda trail off their bucket list and to raise valuable funds for the Men of League Foundation at the same time.
Join your fellow Queensland or New South Wales supporters in two trek groups where each team will be led by five former Origin players from your state. You will walk the track and play a State of Origin game PNG style at the halfway point with the local community.
The teams will hold commemorative ceremonies at the battle sites to pay respects to Australian troops and will attend a memorial service on Brigade Hill.
Some of the former Queensland players to take part include Dallas Johnson and Steve Bell.
“To be able to walk the Kokoda track where those brave men and women walked before us and for many who paid the ultimate price will be a truly magical experience,” Johnson said.
“When I was first approached to see if this is something I was interested in; I jumped at the opportunity to learn more and try to get a glimpse of the hardship that these courageous people endured.
“I think the battle of Kokoda to this day really instils the true ANZAC spirt, to stand and fight when you’re really up against it, shows the passion they had for this great nation and I feel that spirit resonates through us today.”
The flyer and brochure regarding the trek can be downloaded below. This documents will detail the price, all the inclusions of the travel package and the itinerary for the trek.
The trek will leave Brisbane on October 10 and return on October 19.
Register your interest with Tegan at Men of League by August 7 at firstname.lastname@example.org – but please be advised you will need to pay the $5500 to go on the trek soon.
The package includes 12 and 8 week training programs in order to prepare for the physical trek.
Find out more at the Men of League website.