Frank "Bumper" Farrell
A life long Newtown icon and a long serving member of the New South Wales Police Force. Bumper led Newtown to the Bluebag's last premiership title in 1943 against a skillful North Sydney team who were captain-coached by Frank Hyde.
Newtown's gymnasium complex gets better and better.
Setting our players up for a great season
Newtown supporters need have no fear as to the professional preparation of those Newtown-registered players who have been in training since early November under the eagle eyes of Head Coach Greg Matterson.
These lads will be competing for places in Newtown's 2013 NSW Cup against players from our partnership club (and fellow 1908 NSWRL foundation club) the Sydney Roosters - and will certainly not lack anything in strength, fitness, toughness and resolution.
The Newtown gymnasium is situated in a property provided for the use of the Newtown RLFC by long-time Jets supporter, Director, Life Member and sponsor Terry Rowney.
The facility is airy, well-lit and appropriately painted throughout in royal blue and white. There are ample toilet facilities, showers, chilled water bubblers plus the complex is scrupulously maintained in terms of cleanliness.
Modern training equipment includes treadmills, exercise bikes, rowing machines plus a wide range of weights and exercise stations that is the equal of any other professional Rugby League club. There is also a general purpose training room with a large floor area of compressed rubber tiles - this is ideal for circuit work in wet weather utilising boxing and medicine ball routines.