Newtown Jets commenced training on Monday evening, 13th November, for the 2018 rugby league season. The first club in Australian rugby league will celebrate its 110th birthday on 8th January 2018.
Jets head coach Greg Matterson welcomed a group of 24 players to Newtown’s gymnasium where he outlined the upcoming summer training program and what his expectations would be.
Other staff members for the new season include Graeme Morris (strength, conditioning and performance management), George Ndaira, Jim Pizanias and Mick Dabela (assistant coaches), Shane Leal and Rob Simpson (trainers) and Sam Mavrovelis (team manager).
The Jets will be utilising their Marrickville gymnasium and Mahoney Reserve, South Marrickville for training sessions during the week, and then several different venues for intensive fitness sessions on Saturday mornings.
Players from Glebe-Burwood RLFC were in attendance on Monday night as their club enters into a new phase as Newtown’s new Ron Massey Cup partnership club.