Monday, 16th August, 2010
Clubs NSW is sponsoring a local club employee to walk the Kokoda Track in September.
The Barrier Social Democratic Club's Hannah Mengersen will make the gruelling 96-kilometre trek in a few weeks' time.
"There was a nomination process and there were ten candidates all up and I was selected out of those," Hannah said.
"I had the opportunity to apply for this same program last year and I was unsuccessful in that attempt."
Ten people will be taking part in the trek, including four from NSW.
The trip is being held in association with the Max Potential program, where leaders in the community discuss ideas about success and leadership with young people.
Ms Mengersen said she knew it would be tough, but that the history and legacy would inspire her to keep going.
"The whole history of it; I've been told plenty of times that I'm really going to get a lot out of it in terms of what happened over there."