Is Hawkesbury home to the next Premier's ANZAC ambassador?

Richmond Club urges local Year 10 and 11 students to enter a competition to visit historic ANZAC sites during the remainder of the Centenary of WWI.

The 2016 Premier's ANZAC Ambassadors Program, an initiative supported by ClubsNSW, will see six young people chosen to retrace the steps of WWI Australian soldiers across Athens, Lemnos, Crete, Paris, Ieper and the Somme in April 2016. 

To enter, students will be required to write a 1000 word essay on “Why the Centenary of ANZAC is important for modern Australia?”. 

The program is open to NSW students in Years 10 and 11, and scholarship winners will be required to keep a diary and report back about what they experienced over the 10-day tour. 

The authors of the six best essays will be chosen by a panel of judges which includes the Hon Natasha Maclaren-Jones, Major General Warren Glenny and former Premier Nathan Rees. 

Entry submissions can be made via email to anzacambassadors@clubsnsw.com.au until 5pm Friday 18 December 2015.

Richmond Club CEO Kimberley Talbot said the program gives young people an ideal opportunity to experience first-hand the hardships the ANZACs faced, many of whom were only teenagers themselves.

"This program keeps the ANZAC tradition and values alive today and into the future," Ms Talbot said.

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