Here’s how you can support the Newtown Jets when you’re watching the NRL at home
The NRL has launched an activation to bring fans inside closed stadiums for the resumption of the NRL Telstra Premiership.Newtown Jets Members and fans’ can make their presence felt inside the stadium, on-screen and online until the crowds can return.The NRL “Fan in the Stand” concept provides fans with the opportunity to take their seats within the stands and be one of only a few hundred people to ‘watch’ their team play live, behind closed doors.For just $22 plus GST, Jets Members and fans can have their photo printed on a 100% recyclable cut-out and placed in their team’s current home venue until at least round 9. To order your photo, simply go to nrl.com/faninthestand and update your desired image. A $1 donation will be made from every purchase towards the *Gotcha4Life Foundation.
Tonight’s Retro Rugby League match sees the Newtown Jets take on the St George Dragons at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
With the return of NRL live matches on Saturday afternoon, we have gone full-on “Amco Cup retro-style” and will now show you games on Wednesday nights at 8.00pm. Our intrepid social media team will “live tweet” the game as if they had entered a time machine and want you to be part of the action.
This Wednesday, 10th June they’re travelling to the hallowed turf of the Sydney Cricket Ground to bring you a NSWRL First Grade Match of the Day between Newtown and St George that was actually played on Saturday, 11th May 1974.
Newtown had the unenviable record of only having beaten the Dragons three times in their last thirty-six encounters dating back to 1957. Two of these wins were in 1973 when the Jets won the coveted NSWRL Club Championship.
These wins included the famous 1-0 victory at the SCG almost a year to the day prior to this 1974 encounter.
Newtown had started the 1974 season with five wins from their first six games and went into this Match of the Day full of confidence.
The Newtown Jets have named this team for tonight’s game. Many thanks to our 2020 Player Sponsors listed in brackets.
1 John Floyd (Brasco and Label Plus)
2 Lionel Williamson (Golden Barley Hotel)
3 Peter Gordon (John Cahill and Jennifer Malone)
4 Steve Kosta (Nifty Foods)
5 Kevin Bradstock (Golden Barley Hotel)
6 Ken Wilson (Adam Whyte and Mark Dewar)
7 Steve Hansard (The Daaboul Family and Steven Helmich)
8 Neil Pringle (Goodfellows Sports and Socks)
9 Chris Dawson (Biofreeze)
10 Gary Sullivan (Dave Nelson and Kris Gale)
11 Tom Melville (Manoosh Pizzeria)
12 Mark Roberston (Loudon and Vaughan Private Wealth)
13 Col Casey (Wayne Leong and Kim Fuller)
Coach: Clarrie Jeffreys (Sydney Mutual Bank)
Please keep spreading the word for our Keep The Jets Flying Campaign.
The willingness and generosity of our members, supporters and friends to join this critically-needed fund-raising campaign has been awe-inspiring.
We recognize not everyone can afford to help financially during these extremely challenging times but if you can, there is always room to join this mighty crusade to keep the Jets alive in rugby league football.
For an outlay of $100.00 you will be given access to Jets memorabilia that will last a lifetime. It will enable you to relive time and again one of the greatest year’s in our club’s history – 2019. While we have no live games to watch this year, you can relive the majestic glories of last season when you JOIN HERE .
The support from our members and friends will help ensure we return in 2021 to defend our 2019 Canterbury Cup NSW premiership and our NRL State Championship title.
Massive thanks to all our loyal members and sponsors that have stuck with us for 2020, regardless of the season being cancelled to help the club through this tumultuous time. You are the spirit of 8972 personified.
Another way you can Keep The Jets Flying is by donating to the innovative Laps With Traddy fundraising initiative.
This fundraiser has been set up by a group of members and supporters and features that lovable scoundrel John Trad doing laps of Henson Park on his trusty penny-farthing bicycle every Saturday.
Check out https://www.facebook.com/Laps-with-Trady-100545721662756/ for all the details.
It was great to see popular front-rower Wes Lolo at Henson Park last Saturday lending John Trad some support in his big-hearted fundraising campaign.
Here are the players from last Saturday’s victorious Cronulla Sharks team who gained considerable developmental experience with the Newtown Jets prior to winning NRL selection with the Sharks. (The seasons that they played with Newtown are in brackets after their name.)
Cronulla Sharks NRL team versus North Queensland Cowboys on Saturday, 6th June 2020.
Will Kennedy – fullback (2018, 2019)
Sione Katoa – winger (2018, 2019)
Jesse Ramien – centre (2017, 2018)
Ronaldo Mulitalo – winger (2019)
Toby Rudolf – front-rower (2019)
Blayke Brailey – hooker (2018, 2019)
Briton Nikora – second-rower (2018)
Jack Williams – lock (2017, 2018)
Braden Hamlin-Uele – front-rower (2018, 2019)
Siosifa Talakai – second-rower (2019)
Scott Sorensen – second-rower (2018, 2019)
Billy Magoulias – lock (2018, 2019) (He was on stand-by for the North Queensland Cowboys match).
The following players were key members in both of Newtown’s winning teams in the 2019 Canterbury Cup NSW grand final and the 2019 NRL State Championship final:
Will Kennedy, Sione Katoa, Ronaldo Mulitalo, Toby Rudolf, Blayke Brailey, Scott Sorensen and Billy Magoulias.
Siosifa Talakai played in the 2019 Canterbury Cup NSW grand final and missed the NRL State Championship final through injury.
This is all rock-solid evidence that proves what a strong contribution the Newtown RLFC continues to make to the top echelon of rugby league football in Australia.
Best wishes for Christmas and for 2024 from the Newtown Jets to all of our members, supporters and friends in the world of Rugby League football.
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.