MEMBER for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall is calling on young people from across the region to enter this year’s Premier’s ANZAC Ambassadors Program for an opportunity to walk in the footsteps of heroes.
Mr Marshall said the program, sponsored by ClubsNSW, is open to all young people aged between 16 and 17 across NSW and the successful six applicants would retrace the steps of Australian soldiers across Athens, Lemnos, Crete, Paris, Leper and the Somme in April next year.
“This program is a fantastic opportunity for our local young people to put into writing why they believe the Centenary of ANZAC is important for modern Australia,” Mr Marshall said.
“While not everyone who applies will be successful, it will be great to see younger people talking about the importance of the Centenary of ANZAC and ensuring that the legacy lives on.
“We have so many talented young people in the Northern Tablelands, which is why I want to see a young person from our area proudly representing our community.”
NSW Minister for Veterans Affairs David Elliott said the Premier’s ANZAC Ambassadors Program provided a pathway for those students who want to go beyond the classroom in learning about the sacrifices our forefathers made on the battlefields of WWI.
ClubsNSW CEO Anthony Ball said the experience would enrich the lives of students participating, as well as their local communities, and thanked the NSW Government for its support for the program.
The Hon Natasha Maclaren-Jones, Major General Warren Glenny and former Premier Nathan Rees with judge this year’s essays.
Entries are now open and can be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org until 5pm on Friday, 18 December.
Terms and conditions can be found at www.clubsnsw.com.au/Anzacambassador