Newtown RLFC news stories from 2008


Snippets from 2008 Jets e-News
Highlights from Bumper Dwyer's newsletter.

Newtown Rugby League Football Club - 2008 Centenary Program
First In Rugby League - Australia's oldest Rugby League Football Club announces its centenary program.

Auspicious Newtown Moments
Carmel Tebbutt's speech in the NSW Legislative Assembly on Tuesday, 26th February 2008.

Wests-Tigers centenary football relay
An invitation went out to all Newtown Jets ex-players, members and supporters who wanted to represent their proud old club at a great Rugby League centenary event

About the New South Wales Cup
The competition formerly known as the NSWRL VB Premier League is now officially known as the NSWRL New South Wales Cup and is set to showcase top-tier Rugby League to suburban venues throughout the year, with several NRL clubs set to use the competition as a vehicle to play their top-25 squad players who are over the age of 20.

The Final Winter - DVD release
A stirring, raw and emotive film. One of the most critically acclaimed Australian dramas of the year plays out on DVD on February 14, 2008.

The Newtown Jets season starts with 9s tournament
The Jets have entered a team in the NSWRL International Nines tournament to be conducted at the Cabramatta Sports Ground (Sussex Street, Cabramatta) on Saturday, February 9th 2008 commencing at 12 noon.

Newtown forms a partnership with the Chester Hill Rhinos
The Newtown RLFC has received approval from the NSW Rugby League to form a partnership in 2008 with the Chester Hill Rhinos RLFC, which plays in the Jim Beam Cup competition.

The Newtown Jets storm the ramparts of State Parliament House!
The NSW Government is staging an official tribute to the centenary year of Rugby League football in NSW, with special reference to the 1908 foundation clubs (naturally including Newtown).

Newtown Jets Centenary Season Launch
Celebrating the Centenary of the Newtown Rugby League Football Club.

Launching our book of the century
Through Blue Eyes was launched to the acclamation of a full auditorium of Bluebags supporters, ex-players and Club members on Monday 28 July.

Newtown Jets Director Karl Cope seeks your support for the Humpty Dumpty Foundation
Newtown RLFC Director Karl Cope is competing in this year's City to Surf on August 10, 2008 and has established a "Hero Page" to raise money for the Humpty Dumpty Foundation.

Official Centenary Dinner
Including the Team of the Century Announcement

Newtown Jets sign Sean Rudder
The Newtown Jets RLFC wishes to announce the signing of Sean Rudder, the former Newcastle Knights utility player who will bring considerable experience and versatility to the second-placed VB NSW Cup club.

Three Newtown players make the run-on side for the SOO II curtain raiser
Shaun Foley, Byron Ford and Mickey Paea give Newtown Rugby League Football Club a significant representation in the NSW Residents side that will play a QLD Residents side in the curtain raiser to Game 2 of the Harvey Norman State Origin Series, Wednesday 11 July 2008 at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane.

The Newtown Jets return to the S. G. Ball competition
The Newtown Rugby League Football Club will field a team in the NSW Rugby League's S. G. Ball competition in 2009, in close association with the Jets' partnership club the Sydney Roosters.

League legend, Tommy Raudonikis, pulls no punches
As far as straight-talkers go, they don't get any more frank than Newtown and Wests league legend Tommy Raudonikis, and he reckons punters can expect some more straight-talking in his upcoming Birth of Origin Show with Arthur Beetson.

Hep Cahill - Newtown's working class hero, 2008 style
Hep Cahill hails from Napier in the Hawke's Bay region on the North Island's east coast.

Newtown RLFC farewells Gordon Clifford - the man who displaced the great Clive Churchill as Australia's Test fullback
The Newtown Rugby League Football Club regrets to announce the passing of Gordon Clifford, the Newtown Bluebags and Australian Rugby League Test fullback from the 1950's.