Youths tackle Kokoda trek

Shaun Bradley (Bellarine Secondary College), Lola Fisher, Una Kopps, George Kopps (Kokoda veteran from Ocean Grove), Judd Joseph (Bellarine police), Amy Thomas (Bellarine Secondary College) and Graham Fisher (Ocean Grove/Barwon Heads RSL). 158748

GEELONG police together with several major sponsors are taking 14 youths to Kokoda this year which will be the third such trip Geelong police have arranged.
The group has been training for three months and will leave on 9 September.
Ocean Grove/Barwon Heads RSL is a major sponsor and its financial assistance is helping getting kids on board the program.
Bellarine Secondary College’s Shaun is the younger brother of Declan who went on last year’s trip and Declan has come on leaps and bounds having done another recent overseas trip.
The group was honoured to meet Kokoda veteran George, 94, who gave the group some invaluable information on what to expect during the gruelling hike.