Ipswich place trust in Wigmen

The Ipswich Jets have placed trust with the Hela Wigmen to ensure players with the right discipline and standards join the Queensland Club.

This follows the announcement on Tuesday of a partnership between the Hela Wigmen Club and Ipswich Jets which will see four players from Hela, train and play with the Intrust Super Cup Club.

Ipswich Jets CEO, Jason Cubit, told Loop PNG that under the current arrangement, the Hela Wigmen management will identify and provide them with the right players.

Cubit also said they will provide them with other opportunities off the field.

“I’ve put trust in the Hela Wigmen management to make sure that they’re sending us the right people and the right players. Our motto at the club is the person is more important than the player and we want to make sure we’re looking after people off the field as much as we are on the field".

“When the boys come down and join our club, they’ll be part of that culture and we look after the boys down there make sure they’re working or studying, preparing for life outside of rugby league,” Cubit said.

The Ipswich Jets currently have PNG duo Richard and Sebastian Pandia as part of their squad and the four players to join them include former PNG Hunters players in the like of Brandy Peter and Warren Glare.

Cubit said the players would be welcomed as the club had a good cultural mix of players.