The 2019 Hobsons Bay student delegation was welcomed at a special dinner at the Kooringal Golf Club. This year, the successful applicants are Arrifa Nasarudin (Westbourne Grammar), Ashlyn Gomez (Mount St Joseph Girl’s College), Madeleine Harrison-Shore and Maddison Charter, both from Williamstown High School. They will be accompanied by Chaperone Susan Downey.
The selected students and Chaperone will host a Japanese delegation whilst in Australia and participate in a range of activities, experiences and also visit a number of local attractions.
In August, the Hobsons Bay delegation travel to Anjo during the Tanabata Festival and will be home-stayed with their Japanese counterparts. Both delegations will attend a number of official functions, including a Mayoral reception and community celebrations.