We have an inkling that Edrick Lee, formerly with the Canberra Raiders, is going to become a cult figure at Henson Park. He is pictured here racing away for the 95 metres try that put Newtown back into the contest against Penrith last Sunday. Photo: MAF Photography
We have an inkling that Edrick Lee, formerly with the Canberra Raiders, is going to become a cult figure at Henson Park. He is pictured here racing away for the 95 metres try that put Newtown back into the contest against Penrith last Sunday. Photo: MAF Photography

All roads lead to Henson Park this Saturday, 22nd April, when the Inner West’s favourite rugby league team, the Newtown Jets, play a competition game at home for the first time in 2017

It’s been a long wait … but those Boys in Royal Blue are back home at Henson Park this Saturday, 22nd April 2017.

Their opponents are the Sydney Roosters partnership club, the Wyong Roos.

This 8th Round Intrust Super Premiership NSW match is timed for kick-off at 3.00pm.

The Jets are coming off a sensational last-minute win against Penrith last Sunday at Pepper Stadium, and they will be primed to play in front of their home crowd for the first time this season.

Prior to the kick-off, the Newtown Jets in conjunction with the Petersham RSL will be honouring all those brave men and women who gave their lives in defence of our great nation.

As well as all the fun on the DEICORP Family Hill featuring FREE jumping castles, face painting, Ice Cream Joe’s Mr Whippy & Barista, the Jetman and more, YOUNG HENRYS NEWTOWNER, Natural Lager & Cloudy Cider will be available for all the Mums, Dads and over 18s … #servethepeople

Once again in 2017 City Ford Rockdale has the Best Seat at Henson Park and it could be yours this Saturday. Sink a few beers and smash a few steak and/or sausage sandwiches for FREE! That’s right FREE Beer, FREE food, FREE entry plus Royal Blue Bean Bags in the JETPAC Ford Ranger to watch the game from. Just LIKE the City Ford Rockdale Facebook Page and post the hashtag #bestseatathenson and you could be this week’s winner!


It’s always a great afternoon on the hill at Henson, so head on down to the ‘Jewel in the Crown of Rugby League Grounds’ and support your team.

All Newtown RLFC members, supporters and friends are invited to The VIC on the Park Marrickville after Saturday’s game. The VIC on the Park Marrickville is located at 2 Addison Road, Marrickville.

Mario Facchini’s photos from last Sunday:  http://mafphotography.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/intrust-super-premiership-2017-round-7.html

Gary Sutherland’s photos from Sunday:  http://www.pbase.com/gsphotography/newtown_vs_penrith_160417&page=all

And Wayne Leong’s photos also from Pepper Stadium:   https://www.flickr.com/gp/77485209@N05/hK2wkb

The NSWRL ISP NSW 7th Round Team of the Week:  http://www.nswrl.com.au/news/2017/04/18/isp_nsw_team_of_the_.html

And here are all the statistics from the Penrith-Newtown match:  http://www.nswrl.com.au/content/dam/nswrl/documents/isp-stats-reports-2017/Rd7-PanthersJets.pdf

The Great JR turns 78:

The man who was voted as the Newtown club’s greatest junior product, the incomparable Johnny Raper, turned 78 on the 12th April.

Former Newtown Bluebags team-mates who helped John celebrate his birthday at a pleasant lunch at the Prince Hotel in Kirrawee included Tony Brown, Kevin Considine and Peter Ryan.

The late Frank Hyde always said that he regarded Johnny Raper as being the greatest Australian rugby league player he had ever seen in his lifetime.

The Newtown RLFC congratulates John on his significant birthday, and sends greetings to him and his wife Caryl.

Hard-running centre Nene Macdonald played on numerous occasions for the Newtown Jets in 2021.  Last Sunday Nene was playing for Papua-New Guinea against the Cook Islands in the 2023 Pacific Championships - Pacific Bowl and he scored four tries. (Photo: Mike Magee).

Information about 2024 Newtown RLFC memberships; Newtown Jets playing in the 2023 Pacific Championship Series; and a reminder about Newtown RLFC merchandise.

Kyle Pickering and Daniel Atkinson, Italian rugby league representative team, 7th October 2023 (NSWRL Twitter) crop

These Newtown Jets players have gained selection in various end of season representative rugby league teams

Newtown Jets 2023 Presentation Night bottom image for web post

The Newtown Jets RLFC held its Annual Presentation Dinner on the evening of Friday, 29th September 2023 at the Petersham RSL Club.

Newtown Jets left-edge backrower Kyle Pickering (in possession) about to score at Henson Park on Saturday, 22nd July 2023. Jets fullback Manaia Waitere salutes the crowd after playing a clever role in setting up the try. (Photo: Mario Facchini, mafphotography)

Newtown RLFC 2023 Presentation Dinner Details

July 22, 2023 - Marrickville, New South Wales, Australia, Kyle Pickering of the Newtown Jets scores his second try of the game during Round 21 of the NSWRL Knock On Effect NSW Cup at Henson Park in Marrickville, New South Wales. (Mario Facchini/mafphotography)

Newtown RLFC 2023 Presentation Night Details

Sunday Sun 603

The Other Premiers of 1943

Australian Mutual Bank
Front of Jersey

Petersham RSL
Back of Jersey

Back of Jersey, Training Gear, Socks

Jersey Minor

John Singleton Group

Schofield King Lawyers

Front of Shorts

The Henson
Back of Shorts

Sydney Park Hotel
Back of Shorts

Sports Medicine Institute
Medical Services & Rehabilitation

Label Plus
Major Sponsor

Arista Technologies
Technology Partner

Newtown Jets respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the Land and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on and that the land area encompassing Henson Park traditionally belonged to the Gadigal people of the Eora nation.