Top of the table clash dedicated to memory of Ben Stevens

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Ben Stevens Memorial Cup clash with Wenty Magpies.
The Eagles will wear these special green headspace jerseys for Sunday’s Ben Stevens Memorial Cup clash with Wenty Magpies.

East Campbelltown Eagles will host Wentworthville Magpies in the Ben Stevens Memorial Cup in what will be an awesome top of the table clash this coming Sunday, June 17.

The 17 Eagles players will wear special green headspace jerseys which incorporate the colours of all the clubs Ben Steven played with during his rugby league career.

The Eagles, one of the local clubs Stevens played with – the others were Macarthur Saints, Western Suburbs Magpies and Campbelltown City – have been determined to do whatever they can to prevent the Ben Stevens tragedy from ever happening again.

“We want young rugby league players and people within our community to know that if they are ever in the same situation as Ben was, there is help out there,’’ says East Campbelltown Eagles president Daniel Draper.

Since Ben Stevens’ passing in 2012 the club has joined forces with headspace in Campbelltown to create awareness of programs offering help and advice to young people in difficulty.

Headspace provides mental health services to young people aged 12-25 living in Campbelltown and surrounding areas.

A short film made by the club and the expert help of local company Frankly Speaking will be shown at the Bradbury Inn after the round 10 Sydney Shield match.

The film focuses on Ben and his battles with mental health, and includes interviews with his parents, brother and close friends.

On Sunday, the Eagles were too good for Penrith Brothers, winning away from home 42-22.

Daniel Muir scored two tries in he first half for the Eagles.
Daniel Muir scored two tries in he first half for the Eagles.

The win was harder than the score indicates.

The scores were locked up at 22-22 with 20 minutes remaining but the Eagles raced in four quick tries to bring home the win.

The Eagles went into the half time break leading 16-8 off the back of two tries to winger Daniel Muir.

The two points has ensured the Eagles continue to share top spot on the ladder with next Sunday’s opponents Wentworthville and St Marys.

The trio have opened up a four point buffer with the next group, which includes big improvers Moorebank Rams.

Sunday’s big clash with Wenty at Waminda Oval will kick off at 2.45pm.

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