2019 Awards announced at KCYP Graduation

23 Aug 2019

On the Kokoda Youth Foundation's night of nights, we not only celebrated the commitment and growth of the 2018 Kokoda Kids, we were able to also recognise the hard work and dedication from behind the scenes that make the Kokoda Challenge Youth Program possible.

Spirit of Kokoda

Celebrating a successful 2019 Gold Coast Kokoda Challenge, the Spirit of Kokoda award is given to a nominee that represents Courage, Endurance, Mateship and Sacrifice. 

This year we congratulate Amy Fifita from Team Fifita Teal, who lead five Kokoda Challenge teams of different ages, abilities and backgrounds united, through setbacks, injuries and more to complete the Challenge together. Collectively the teams raised $12000 for the Foundation. Congratulations, Amy! 

Daryl Todd Memorial Cup Volunteer of the Year

The Daryl Todd Memorial Cup Volunteer of the Year award goes to an individual who shows fierce dedication to the cause of the Foundation, who upholds the values and works tirelessly to support the future of the Kokoda Kids and more. 

We congratulate Leo Hopkinson! Leo has volunteered for the Kokoda Youth Foundation in many different capacities over the past 10 years. He has been a leader involved in our Youth Programs, a committed volunteer and has worked tirelessly to get as many young people involved in our Challenge Events as he can. Congratulations to Leo! 

Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels Award

This award is for an individual who displays outstanding support all year round. They are always supporting and encouraging support crews, competitors, Kokoda Kids, volunteers and staff. 

Thank you and congratulations to Donna Young! Donna has been involved with the Foundation for 10 years, she has walked in memory of current and past serving Australian Defence personnel. An active member of the Kokoda Challenge Community, Donna works tirelessly each year to spread her wealth of knowledge and support to as many people as she can.

Chairman's Award

This year, the Chairman's Award went to a gentleman that has a wealth of knowledge and experience in his field. He works every day in the name of the Spirit of Kokoda and has a long history with the Foundation. 

He has accomplished many amazing things over the years, congratulations to Camp Kokoda's Tony Lee

Tony is our Senior Instructor at Camp Kokoda, and is committed to creating new opportunities to young people!