HRH The Earl of Wessex Opens The NSW National Trail – Coastal Track
On the 14th of September around 30 Award Participants, their Award Leaders and parents, and dignitaries eagerly awaited the chance to meet and walk along the Coastal Track with His Royal Highness The Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex KGC GCVO.
As part of The 60th Anniversary of The Award in Australia HRH The Earl of Wessex visited Bundeena to open The 60th Anniversary National Trail. The National Trail is a series of 10 roughly 6km walks around Australia that represent some of the most popular Adventurous Journey walks. Read more about the National Trails here.
It was a beautiful day in the Royal National Park and as HRH The Earl of Wessex arrived, he was met by Naomi Stephens, Gary Rowe AO, Matt Kean MP, Lee Evans MP and Nathan Godfrey (as seen in the picture on the right (show left to right).
Before HRH The Earl of Wessex officially opening the National Trail, Nathan Godfrey, Director Programs and Operations at the NSW Office of Sport welcomed guests which was followed by a Welcome to Country by Dr Shayne T. Williams, an official address by by The Hon. Matt Kean, Minister for the Environment and a response from HRH The Earl of Wessex.
HRH The Earl of Wessex then walked the track towards the Balconies meeting and talking with Award Participants along the way.. Once at the Balconies the Award Participants joined HRH The Earl of Wessex in a group photo.
His Royal Highness The Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex KGC GCVO
Captain Andy Aspen RN – Private Secretary
The Hon. Matt Kean MP New South Wales Minister for Energy and Environment
The Hon. Lee Evans -Member for Heathcote
The Hon. Gary Rowe AO – Chairman of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award – Australia
Peter Kaye AM, CEO of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award – Australia
Naomi Stephens – Executive Director of the Park Operations National Parks and Wildlife Service
Nathan Godfrey, Director Programs and Operations at the NSW Office of Sport
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