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Kurt Kara scores for the Newtown Jets against the Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles at Henson Park on the 17th June. There’s no doubt that Kurt Kara is made of the same stuff as the best of the greats from Newtown’s past over the last 109 years. Photo: Michael Magee Photography
Kurt Kara scores for the Newtown Jets against the Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles at Henson Park on the 17th June. There’s no doubt that Kurt Kara is made of the same stuff as the best of the greats from Newtown’s past over the last 109 years. Photo: Michael Magee Photography

It’s the Beer Footy & Food Festival at Henson Park tomorrow … plus Kurt Kara reaches his 150th game with the Newtown Jets

It’s the biggest day this year at Henson Park tomorrow – we suggest you get there early!

The 2017 Beer, Footy & Food Festival is on at Henson Park on Saturday, 22nd July, starting at 12 noon and going to 7.00pm. There will be no public parking available inside the ground, so please make other parking arrangements.

One of Newtown’s finest and a genuine working-class hero, Kurt Kara, plays his 150th competition game with the Newtown Jets tomorrow. Ironically it is against a club with whom he spent some time in a development squad, the New Zealand Warriors. Kurt also played NSW Cup with Western Suburbs prior to signing with Newtown in 2011.

Tomorrow’s match details are:

NSWRL Intrust Super Premiership NSW – 20th Round

Saturday, 22nd July 2017

Henson Park

Newtown (10th place, 15 points) v New Zealand Warriors (2nd place, 27 points)

Kick-Off: 3.00pm.

The match will be broadcast live on Steele Sports,

Referee: Damien Briscoe. Touch Judges: Joseph Eid and Pat Mackey.

Newtown’s team is:

Luke Towers, Leigh Higgins, Reubenn Rennie, Jesse Ramien, Jordan Topai-Aveai, Joseph Paulo, Kurt Kara, Kurt Dillon, Adam Clydsdale, Jeremy Latimore, Jason Schirnack, Jack Williams, Kenny Niko.

Bench: Tepatasi Fuiavailili, Jayden McDonogh, Jaimin Jolliffe, Saulala Houma, Jordan Galloway.

Coach: Greg Matterson.

New Zealand Warriors:

Zac Santo, Paulos Latu, Matthew Allwood, Junior Pauga, Bureta Faraimo, Sam Cook, Jaz Tevaga, Chris Satae, Manaia Cherrington, Daniel Palavi, Ofahiki Ogden, Isaiah Papal’I, James Bell (Capt).

Bench: Toafofoa Sipley, Patrick Sipley, Johnny Vuetibau, King Vuniyayawa, Reece Charlie.

Coach: Ricky Henry.

Here is a superb video tribute to Kurt Kara on his 150 games milestone:

And the NSWRL have placed a fine tribute to Kurt on their website:

Plus it was Kurt’s turn for the Truth Booth:

There will be plenty of fun for the kids on the DEICORP FAMILY HILL with jumping castles, face painting, pass the ball, Ice Cream Joe’s Mr Whippy, Jet Man and for the first time ever Kindifarm’s petting zoo.

If you can’t make it to Henson Park, tune in to from 2.30pm for all the action.


Well Jets’ fans, our good friends at Crust Pizza Dulwich Hill have a special post Henson Park home game offer just for you! Wear your Jets gear and grab 2 large Pizzas + a Starter + 1.25L bottle of soft drink for just $39 – that’s 25% off the recommended retail price. You’ll also receive a free game day pass to the next Jets’ home game. Pick up before 6pm at 544 Marrickville Road, Dulwich Hill. You can also phone in your order prior to pick up on 9560 9900.

Crust Pizza Dulwich Hill is a proud supporter of the Newtown Jets.

Big Wes Lolo is first out of the blocks in this pre-season training exercise at Henson Park. Photo: Wayne Leong

The Jets and the Dirty Reds set to renew an ancient rivalry

webThe Newtown RLFC 1908 team (NSWRL source)

Happy 112th birthday to the Newtown Jets

Newtown Jets head coach Greg Matterson pictured with members of the Jets pre-season training squad at Mahoney Reserve in South Marrickville on Tuesday, 17th December. Photo: Wayne Leong.

Updated information on the availability of Newtown Jets merchandise

Big Saulala Houma played with the Newtown Jets from 2012 to 2017 and was a member of Newtown’s 2012 NSW Cup premiership-winning team. These days Saulala is a rampaging front-rower for the Wagga Kangaroos RLFC down in Group 9 in southern NSW. Saulala features on the front cover of the updated Newtown Jets club history, Taking It To The Streets – The Second Life of the Newtown RLFC. Author of the book and Jets Director Glen “Bumper” Dwyer was in Wagga last Friday to present Saulala Houma with a copy of the book. (The book is on sale online at or by calling 9052 6580). Photo: Newtown RLFC

More Christmas merchandise information from the Newtown Jets

Jets Xmas card credits:
Photo: Michael Magee Photography.
Artwork: Mandy Mills.

2019 – The Year that the Newtown Jets Struck Gold Twice

On 6th October 2019 at ANZ Stadium, the Newtown Jets defeated Burleigh Bears 20-16 in the NRL State Championship Final. This win effectively made Newtown the best club team (outside of the NRL competition) in Australia, New Zealand and Papua-New Guinea. Newtown centre Jackson Ferris (with the ball) is shown sprinting away for the winning try with less than ten seconds of regular time left to play, having seized upon a pin-point short kick by his team-mate Billy Magoulias. Newtown had trailed 10-2 at half-time and 16-14 going into the last ten seconds of the match. Photo: Michael Magee Photography

Newtown Jets celebrate one of the greatest years in their long history

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