Penrith Panthers NRL club recently prowled across the Kokoda Trail with a group of young leaders from local schools and their own ‘Panthers on the Prowl’ program. They took the challenge head-on and elected to complete our 10-day trek in 6 days. This required a couple of 0330 hour bugle calls for reveille and a few hours trekking before the first hint of dawn appeared over the Owen Stanley Ranges. The program was orchestrated by former Panther, Brad Waugh, and included Coach, Ivan Cleary and State of Origin players Tim Grant and Jamie Soward. A young Giant from the AFL GWS squad, provided some cross-code balance.
The trek will feature in a television program early next year – you can view a preview at http://youtu.be/rRuDEPPaYpI