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The Cronulla Sharks Kokoda Track Expedition team has flown out of Sydney International Airport this morning, bound for Port Moresby.

NRL rookie Jayden Brailey, new-recruit Ava Seumanufagai and youngsters Kyle Flanagan and Cruz Topai-Aveai set flight for a trip that will change them as people in many regards.

To accompany the boys during the trip will Head of Physical Performance Andrew Gray, NRL Education and Wellbeing Manager Shane Smith and Club Physiotherapist Dan Lawson along with Board Members Paul O’Niele and Craig Airey.

Travelling for a total of nine days, the trip will not only see the group tackle the harsh and challenging terrain of the Kokoda Track however also take a day out of their trek to install Solar Panels in a remote Papua New Guinean village.

The trip will be run in conjunction with the Kokoda Track Foundation, an organisation created to improve the wellbeing and futures of the Papua New Guinean people by assisting with education and healthcare, by respecting customs and the environment, by improving livelihoods, by fostering the next generation of leaders, and by keeping the story of Kokoda alive.

We wish our expedition team all the best on the trip and look forward to the outcome of the trip.

Acknowledgement of Country

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.

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