Jets’ players take off for Harmony Cup

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Ben Shipway-Carr and Savannah McKeon will be looking to make the Broome Jets proud.
Camera IconBen Shipway-Carr and Savannah McKeon will be looking to make the Broome Jets proud. Credit: Carly Laden

As rugby league continues to take off, two Broome Jets teen players will be touching down in Perth.

Ben Shipway-Carr and Savannah McKeon will be looking to make Broome proud when they compete in the NRL WA Harmony Cup from December 6-8.

A joint initiative between NRL WA and the Multicultural Harmony Cup 9’s Committee, the tournament aims to bring different communities together to celebrate their cultural heritage and their love for rugby league.

McKeon, 13, will be competing in the Oceania under 16s team, who will be representing a mix of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander players as well as the islands around Australia. “I’m pretty excited to be competing alongside a whole bunch of other players from other parts of WA,” she said.

“It will certainly be something different to what I’m used to up here in Broome but it will be a great experience for me.”

Shipway-Carr, 16, will be competing with the UK representative team.

He said he was excited to show off his skills in Perth in front of potential scouts.

“Hopefully it will show them that I can hold my own alongside people that come from the city,” he said.

“It should be a great experience coming in as a regional rugby league player and fingers crossed I get scouted.”

But it doesn’t stop there for Ben, he will also be taking part in a summer training camp with the West Coast Pirates.

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