Newly appointed QT sportswriter Ben Wilmott meets Ipswich Jets CEO Wayne Wendt with the club's major trophy from last season.
Newly appointed QT sportswriter Ben Wilmott meets Ipswich Jets CEO Wayne Wendt with the club's major trophy from last season. Contributed

Ben eager to share stories about fantastic achievements

NEWLY-appointed QT sports- writer Ben Wilmott wasted little time getting out and about after starting his new role this week.

The sports enthusiast was eager to meet Ipswich Jets CEO Wayne Wendt and start covering one of his favourite sports.

After the Jets had such a successful 2015 season, Ben hopes to follow their 2016 progress, providing valuable insights into their performances.

However, it's not just rugby league that excites the new QT recruit.

"As a self-professed sports nut I enjoy watching any and all sports I can get my hands on,'' Ben said.

"I follow tennis, rugby and football with a passion but that doesn't stop me trying my hand at anything from lawn bowls to vigoro (I hear that is big here).

"I will gladly trade sleep for the chance to watch the fifth set of a Lleyton Hewitt marathon or brave the confines of a London pub to catch the State of Origin only to emerge into daylight at the end.

"I greatly look forward to getting to know each and every sport and club here in Ipswich and am sure to be a regular face around the grounds.''

Ben replaces Jay Buchan, who provided terrific service covering regional sport for eight years, before leaving in December.

Contact Ben on 38171751.



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