East Campbelltown Eagles to host Ben Stevens Memorial Cup

East Campbelltown rugby league players will wear a special green jersey on Sunday in honour of the late Ben Stevens and to raise awareness for headspace.
East Campbelltown rugby league players will wear a special green jersey on Sunday in honour of the late Ben Stevens and to raise awareness for headspace.

Sunday is set to be an emotional day for the East Campbelltown Eagles.

The club will hold its annual Ben Stevens Memorial Cup at Waminda Oval.

Stevens was a former Eagles player in his late 20s who who sadly took his life in 2012.

The event is also being held to raise awareness for mental health and Campbelltown headspace.

East Campbelltown president Daniel Draper said Stevens was fondly remembered around the club.

"He was a character, a real handful, but he did anything for his mates," Draper said.

"Ben was a tough fella and competitor who gave his all to playing rugby league."

Mr Draper said it was crucial for men of all ages, but especially young men, to be open with their mental health.

"It's a stigma that we're trying to break within our club and get the guys talking to each other," he said.

"The guys need to be there for each other."

The Eagles will host Wentworthville Magpies in round five of the NSWRL Sydney Shield on Sunday.

There will be four matches at Waminda Oval, starting at 11am.

Mr Draper invited everyone to come along and support the event.

"It's a huge day of rugby league and it's pretty emotional for us," he said.

East Campbelltown rugby league players will wear a special green jersey on Sunday to honour Ben Stevens.