The Gungahlin Jets turned Trekkers for Kokoda Trail
The Gungahlin Jets have given a new meaning to pre-season with sixteen club members embarking on an adventure of a lifetime along the famous Kokoda Trail.
Known as one of the world’s most spectacular and challenging treks, the Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea, offers the experience of a lifetime. The track runs over a single-file foot thoroughfare that runs 96 kilometres overland – 60 kilometres in a straight line – through Owen Stanley Range.
Gungahlin Jets Football Manager, Anthony Hambleton and his sons, Daniel and Matthew were among the sixteen trekkers and shared their experience with local PNG newspaper, The National,
“The experience of Kokoda is absolutely amazing. As members of a footy club, we thought we were prepared to beat the challenge of walking Kokoda However, the challenge of walking through the jungle and across the mountains and rivers, is just unbeatable. That is the ultimate adventure.” Hambleton said.
The eight day trek saw the team arrive at the Ower’s Corner in Sogeri at midday on Wednesday. The Gungahlin Jets team were the first to walk the Kokoda this year, officially launching the 2019 season. The trek was organised through No Roads Expedition, a tour company based in Australia and PNG.