East Campbelltown Eagles record win on Ben Stevens Memorial Cup day: Photos

Sunday was an emotional day for the East Campbelltown Eagles.

More than 500 supporters gathered at Waminda Oval for the club's annual Ben Stevens Memorial Cup.

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

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

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

"Ben 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."

Ben [Stevens] was a character, a real handful, but he did anything for his mates.

East Campbelltown club president Daniel Draper

The Eagles' "headspace awareness week" kicked off when Campbelltown headspace ran a workshop at the club on Thursday night.

The event included the club showing a Ben Stevens tribute video, which highlighted his life and featured interviews with loved ones.

Draper said the video would be released publicly in the "next month or two" because 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.

Recent headspace data revealed that nearly a third of men aged 18 to 25 years had experienced high levels of psychological distress.

However, headspace Campbelltown's clinical services manager Aysun Goktepe said 35 per cent of these men had never sought support from a professional.

"These figures are too high and should be taken as a serious warning that the mental health and wellbeing of young men needs to be prioritised," she said.

Eagles players wore a special green jersey to honour Stevens on Sunday.

East Campbelltown Eagles players wore a special green jersey on Sunday in honour of the late Ben Stevens (inset) and to raise awareness for headspace.

East Campbelltown Eagles players wore a special green jersey on Sunday in honour of the late Ben Stevens (inset) and to raise awareness for headspace.

The East Campbelltown Eagles first grade side soared in the second half to secure their fifth successive win on Sunday.

The Eagles trailed 16-12 at half time against Wentworthville Magpies, but pressed forward to win 34-16 at Waminda Oval.

The Eagles were first to score in front of a huge home crowd when Jarryd Eggleton barged over the line.

Shannon Gallant converted for a handy 6-0 lead.

The Magpies hit back to cut the deficit to 6-4, before Eagle Grant Lahey powered over three defenders to score.

Gallant's conversion gave the home side a 12-4 lead.

However, the Magpies then scored two tries to take a 16-12 lead at half time.

The Eagles changed their game plan at the break and were instantly rewarded.

Theo Leato dived over to level the score at 16-all.

Second half tries to Brett Lahey, Jye Ellul and captain Mason Talolua helped round out the 34-16 victory.

Tom Morison was named Eagles' man of the match while players' player award went to Grant Lahey.