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Sean Keppie nominated for Ken Stephen Medal

Inspirational young Manly Warringah Sea Eagles forward Sean Keppie has been selected as the Club's nominee for the prestigious NRL Ken Stephen Medal.

The 23-year-old was chosen by the Sea Eagles for his outstanding work with the Sunnyfield, Heroes with Ability, and What Ability Disability Services organisations.

In between the Manly players' regular community Club commitments throughout the year, Sean also took the initiative to reach out and connect with local community organisations, volunteering his own time outside of his busy training commitments.

Prior to the Covid-19 lockdown, Sean would visit Sunnyfield Disability in Allambie Heights every Tuesday taking part in their music, art and sport classes, to spending time talking and connecting to everyone.

Through his regular weekly visits, he built strong connections and lasting positive impacts on those at Sunnyfield, who are excited to see watch him play in the NRL and also as part of his regular visits.

Outside of Sunnyfield, Sean also become an ambassador for Heroes with Ability organisation.

Sean Keppie has been nominated for the Ken Stephen Medal

When the NSW Government implemented the stay at home order last month, Sean took time out of his weekend to jump on a Zoom call with some ‘Heroes with Ability’ clients to have a chat, answer their questions and put a smile on their faces during a difficult time for them.

Sean has also worked closely with What Ability for a number of years in various roles.

You can vote for Sean by visiting the nrl.com website