ANZAC Ambassadors - Applications Closing

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Six young people from across NSW are to be given the opportunity of a lifetime as ANZAC Ambassadors, but applications close soon.

Member for Davidson, Jonathan O’Dea is encouraging local high school students to take part in the essay competition which will determine who will travel to historic battlefields in Greece and Israel as part of the 2017 Premier’s Anzac Ambassadors Program.

“I encourage local students to apply for the Premier’s Anzac Ambassadors Program for the chance to retrace the steps of our Anzacs who gave up so much for our country,” Mr O’Dea said.

Minister for Veterans Affairs, David Elliott said it is important for young people to understand and commemorate the great sacrifices the Anzacs made over 100 years ago in foreign wars and on foreign battlefields.

“This journey to key First World War battlegrounds is an opportunity for students to deepen their understanding of the events and contributions made by young men and women that shaped our nation a century ago.”

The six successful applicants will travel to Lemnos in Greece and to Israel for the centenary of the Charge of the Fourth Light Horse Brigade at Beersheba as part of a two-week tour that is sponsored by ClubsNSW.

Interested students have been asked to submit a 1000-word essay on “Why is the Centenary of Anzac important for modern Australia and what lessons are learned from the Battle of Beersheba in 1917?

ClubsNSW CEO Anthony Ball welcomed the launch of the fourth annual Premier’s Anzac Ambassador’s Program.

“ClubsNSW is proud to play a part in keeping the legacy and spirit of Anzac alive for the next generation,” Mr Ball said.

“This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for young people to learn about the service and sacrifice made by Anzac soldiers and nurses, and to pass this knowledge onto their peers after they return home.”

The tour will leave Sydney on 24 October and return on 5 November. Applications close Monday 31 July 2017. For more information about how to enter please visit www.clubsnsw.com.au/anzacambassadors