2019 – The Year that the Newtown Jets Struck Gold Twice
With the end of what has been Newtown’s most successful year in rugby league since 1991 fast approaching, the club extends Christmas and New Year greetings to all of our sponsors, members, supporters, players, staff and volunteers.
Newtown’s thrilling wins in the Canterbury Cup NSW grand final and the NRL State Championship final were only a few weeks ago, but our players have been back in training for the 2020 season since mid-November. Players who have signed contracts with the Newtown Jets for 2020 include the following: Jonah Ngaronoa (winger/centre), Lachlan Scarpelli (hooker), Jackson Stewart (hooker/lock), Joshua Delailoa (winger), Jayden Millard (five-eighth), Tom Coughlan (second-row) – these are all ex-Cronulla Sharks Jersey Flegg players.
Other signings for 2020 thus far are: Brock Gray (second-rower, ex-South Sydney); Wes Lolo (front-rower), Tyla Tamou (winger/fullback); Brock Ilett (front-rower, ex-Cabramatta); Trent Toelau (halfback/lock/hooker) and Matt Stimson (second-rower), both ex-Melbourne Storm; Zac Woolford (lock/hooker, ex-Canterbury-Bankstown and Newcastle Knights); and Eddie Aiono (winger/fullback, ex-Mounties).
Newtown Jets merchandise information:
Get in now for the Newtown Jets Xmas merchandise specials on: www.newtownjetsclothing.com.au, especially the deals on the Jets 2019 Premiership/State Championship t-shirts and the Premiership caps. You can buy Jets merchandise online or by phone on 1300 363 690. You can also purchase merchandise during business hours from the club’s office at 14 Rich Street, Marrickville. Jets merchandise is also sold from the merchandise marquee on most Saturdays from 10.00am to 4.00pm. The marquee is located in King Street, Newtown directly opposite the Dendy Cinema. Check the club’s Facebook and Twitter sites for updated information about when the merchandise marquee will be open.
The updated version of the history of the Newtown Jets, Taking It To The Streets – The Second Life of the Newtown RLFC, is available online and through the club’s merchandise sales outlets. Call 1300 363 690 for phone sales and postal rates. Check out this link for online sales: https://www.newtownjetsclothing.com.au/product/taking-it-to-the-street-the-second-life-of-the-newtown-rlfc/ . This book has received many highly favourable reviews, including from such eminent rugby league journalists and authors as Ian Heads and Dave Hadfield; former Sydney Roosters CEO Brian Canavan; and New Zealand businessman and rugby league aficionado Sir Peter Leitch (also known as the Mad Butcher). St Helens RLFC historian and author Alex Service had this to say: “This is one of the best rugby league books I have seen in recent years” … “This publication is going to be recommended with a capital ‘R’!”
Trial match details for 2020:
Sunday, 16th February, Wentworth Park, Newtown v North Sydney, 5.00pm.
Saturday, 22nd February, Henson Park, Newtown v Canterbury-Bankstown, 5.00pm.
Either Saturday, 29th February or Sunday, 1st March, HE Laybutt Sports Complex, Blacktown Workers v Newtown. Day, date and time still to be confirmed.