Emerging Jets talent soars to new heights
MINCHINBURY Jets under-15s second-rower Luke Puru is always keen to give back to the club and helps mentor younger players.
The 15-year-old Rooty Hill resident (pictured) has played for the Jets since he was five, and now helps the junior players whenever he gets the chance.
This year, the Junior Sports Star nominee was selected to play for the Western Sydney Academy of Sport Harold Matthews 2015 team – a year above his age group.
Luke has been with the Penrith Panthers development squad since he was 12, has just signed on for another three years, and is also a member of the Panthers elite squad – the JETS Program.
Minchinbury Jets coach Ryan Jones praised the future star.
“Luke doesn’t just play for the club, he also helps out where he can with younger kids and around the grounds when he can or is asked,” Jones said.
While he works his way through the ranks to achieve his ultimate goal of playing for the Panthers NRL side, his passion for the game continues to grow.
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