Australia’s oldest rugby league football club celebrates its 115th birthday on Sunday, 8th January 2023
On the occasion of our grand old club’s foundation day, 8th January, let us salute the Newtown RLFC pioneers of 1908. They are pictured above, prior to their first match for the inaugural season, which was played against Eastern Suburbs on the 20th April 1908 at Wentworth Park.
(Photo: Newtown RLFC).
The names in this photo from 1908 are as follows: –
Back row: G. Gross, J. Edwards, J. McFarlane, J. D. Scott, E. Hooper (referee), T. McIntosh, E. Hurford, H. Powell, A. Buckland.
Middle row: A. Green (trainer), J. E. Williams, C. Powell, H. Hammill, W.S. Noble, E. Courtney, R. Hoenger, A. Yager.
Front row: C. Manton, F. B. Cheadle, L. Fairbairn.
The Newtown Jets might not have taken out the NSWRL Knock-On Effect NSW Cup premiership in 2022, but the Boys in Royal Blue did win the Minor Premiership for the first time since re-entering the second-tier level of rugby league in Australia back in 2000.
The Minor Premiership-winning team is pictured above after their thrilling drawn game against Canterbury-Bankstown, played at Henson Park on Saturday, 27th August 2022.
The Newtown Jets of 2023 will resume their pre-season training program on Tuesday, 10th January.
Newtown’s Knock-On Effect NSW Cup 2023 draw is available for perusal on this link: https://www.nswrl.com.au/draw/?competition=113&season=2023&team=500142
Newtown’s first competition game is against our near-neighbours and fellow 1908 Foundation Club, the South Sydney Rabbitohs. The match will be played at Henson Park on Saturday, 4th March 2023 at 3.00pm.
Information about 2024 Newtown RLFC memberships; Newtown Jets playing in the 2023 Pacific Championship Series; and a reminder about Newtown RLFC merchandise.
These Newtown Jets players have gained selection in various end of season representative rugby league teams
The Newtown Jets RLFC held its Annual Presentation Dinner on the evening of Friday, 29th September 2023 at the Petersham RSL Club.
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.