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

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 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.