Newtown Rugby League Football Club - Established 1908
Newtown RLFC news stories from 2011


Sad farewells

In 2011, the Newtown RLFC were saddened by the passing of two life members of the Newtown Rugby League Football club, and two great supporters and ambassadors of the game, Alf Richards and George Debnam.

7 January
Farewell Alf Richards

20 October
Farewell George Debnam

Season 2011

Season 2011 was marked by some tremendous victories against teams vying with us for top four positions. Alas, once again, the leichhardt Oval curse saw us stumble in the qualifying final, but from Season Launch to Presentation Night, our club accrued more silverware in 2011 than we have done in many past seasons. In addition, two distinguished past players and a former Newtown coach provided us with an innovative and fascinating commentary on the game in a 'University of Rugby League THINK TANK'.

Even at the end of the season, Newtown RLFC was making news with the announcement of a huge refurbishment project for Henson Park and our president, Barry Vining, being awarded a prestigious international honour.

9 March
Newtown Jets RLFC 2011 Season Launch

13 August
Physical Disability Rugby League Jersey Launch and Game

17 June
Todd Carney to wear the Royal Blue of the Jets

24 August
The 'University of Rugby League THINK TANK' … featuring Professors Warren Ryan, Phil Gould and Ken Wilson

30 September
Khalid Deeb is the Top Gun at the 2011 Newtown Jets Awards Night

27 October
$920 000 upgrade of Henson Park by the Federal Government

28 October
Bumper Farrell 2011 Spring Classic Golf Day

28 October
Newtown RLFC President awarded prestigious international honour

Former Jets show their skills in France

In 2011, three former Newtown players signed with clubs in French rugby league territory, south-west France. 2010's Jets captain, Jason Baitieri, and forward, Lopini Paea, signed with the Catalan Dragons to play in the English Super League, and fullback, Luke Towers, joined Limoux, for a successful season in the Élite 1 competition.

21 May
Notes from France Part I

9 July
Notes from France Part II

25 March
Rugby League in the south of France - through the eyes of Luke Towers

25 March
Rugby League in the south of France - through the eyes of Jason Baitieri