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The Intrust Super Premiership NSW club captains, including Newtown’s Anthony Moraitis, lined up in their team’s colours at yesterday’s NSW Rugby League season launch. Photo supplied by the NSW Rugby League.

Brad Fittler, the 2018 NSW State of Origin coach, has confirmed he will be attending the Newtown Jets season launch, to be held at the Petersham RSL Club on the evening of Tuesday, 6th March at 7.00pm for 7.30pm.

Phil Gould, Penrith Panthers CEO and former Newtown Jets player, is already locked in as the principal guest for the evening.

There’s still time to make your bookings for what has all the hallmarks of being an absolutely first-rate season launch. In fact we’re advised that the deadline for bookings has been extended to 5.00pm, Friday, 2nd March 2018. For bookings you can contact Stuart McCarthy on 0447 046 516 and smccarthy@newtownjets.com; or Olga Lauricella on 0412 712 612 or olauricella@newtownjets.com

The Newtown RLFC was represented at the NSW Rugby League season launch, held yesterday (Monday, 27th February) at ANZ Stadium. Jets backrower Anthony Moraitis wore the famous royal blue colours in the photo call of all twelve Intrust Super Premiership NSW club captains who were at the launch.

In all, nine NSWRL competitions were launched at the well-attended function. These included the flagship Intrust Super Premiership NSW; the NSW Women’s premiership; the Newcastle Rugby League premiership (this competition is now aligned with the NSWRL rather than the Country Rugby League); Ron Massey Cup (the competition that Newtown’s partnership club, Glebe-Burwood RLFC, will participate in); Sydney Shield; Jersey Flegg Cup; SG Ball Cup; Tarsha Gale Cup (under 18’s girls); and the Harold Matthews Cup.

Last week’s Inner West Courier carried a good news story. The family of former Newtown Jets Director and keen supporter Karl Cope have a cavoodle puppy named Henson, obviously named after the Newtown Jets’ atmospheric home ground. Karl reports that Henson is a lively customer and that the pup is looking forward to attending Newtown’s first home game for 2018 at Henson Park on Saturday, 7th April.

The Newtown RLFC regrets to announce the passing of club member and devoted supporter Greg Kay. The club extends sincere condolences to his family and friends.

The Newtown RLFC was also saddened to hear of the passing of Mulka Trad, mother of Jets operations staff member John Trad. Our sincere condolences are extended to John and his family members.

Newtown Bluebag will be racing in Race Five at Canterbury Park this coming Friday evening, 2nd March 2018.