A senator is offering to give the Australian Rugby League chairman Peter V’landys a personal driving tour of Ipswich in a bid to garner support in the city's case for a new NRL team.
Paul Scarr says as a league-lover based in the Greater Ipswich, he was pleased to provide a strong letter of support for the Jets.
“I’ve written to Peter V’landys outlining my wholehearted support for the Jets to join NRL in 2023,” Sen Scarr says.
“The Jets’ plan dovetails perfectly with the extraordinary growth occurring in this region – through an arc including Logan, the South West Corridor, to Ipswich and up to Toowoomba.
"This is the fastest growing region in Queensland, and it is rugby league heartland.
“I’ve made an offer to Peter V’landys to personally drive him around this region so he too can be inspired by the extraordinary growth and hear for himself the level of support for the Jets and Rugby League.”
Sen Scarr commended the Brisbane Jets for their vision to become the NRL’s 17th team.
“I have absolutely no doubt a team linked to this catchment area would be a fantastic success."