Jets

ROUND 7 - SATURDAY 20TH APRIL

3:00pm

Henson Park, Marrickville

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Jack Gibson (on the left) and his staff show tremendous elation as the full-time siren sounds on the night of the 17th March 1973.
Jack Gibson (on the left) and his staff show tremendous elation as the full-time siren sounds on the night of the 17th March 1973.

Information about this Saturday’s trial match and the 2023 season launch

Newtown’s first trial match for 2023 is to be played this Saturday.

The game’s details are:
NSWRL Knock-On Effect NSW Cup trial match
Date: Saturday, 11th February 2023

Venue: HE Laybutt Sporting Complex, Blacktown

Trial Match: Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles v Newtown Jets

Kick-Off: 3.00pm.

The Newtown RLFC 2023 Season Launch is fast approaching.
Here are the details for this year’s function:
Event: Newtown RLFC 2023 Season Launch

Date: Friday, 24th February 2023

Venue: Petersham RSL Club, 301 Trafalgar Street, Petersham NSW 2049

Time: 7.00pm for 7.30pm.
Call 0447 046 516 for ticketing details.

Special guests will be attending the launch and their names will be announced soon.


Fifty Years On ….

1973 was a particularly significant year in the history of the Newtown RLFC.
Jack Gibson had been appointed as the Head Coach and the club had its best season overall since 1943.

From eighty years ago …. the 1943 Newtown RLFC first grade premiership team, captained by Frank “Bumper” Farrell.
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And from ninety years ago …. the 1933 Newtown RLFC first grade premiers, captained by Keith Ellis.

Newtown was to win the 1973 NSWRL Fred Flowers MLC Memorial Pennant (the NSWRL Club Championship), based on the performance of all three grades.

This was an astonishing feat for a rugby league club like Newtown, with a very small supporters and juniors bases and with limited financial assets.

The highly-accomplished sports journalist and author Ian Heads said that Newtown winning the NSWRL Club Championship was rather like Iceland topping the gold medal count at the Olympics!

This photo of the Newtown RLFC Club Championship winners at Henson Park appeared on the front cover of Rugby League Week magazine, which had a circulation of over 100,000 back in 1973.

Newtown also won the NSWRL Wills Cup in 1973, defeating St George 17-15 in stifling heat at the Sydney Sports Ground on the night of the 17th March 1973.

A great shot of the 1973 Wills Cup winning team, with captain Des O’Connor holding the trophy.

Newtown made the finals in all three grades and advanced as far as the Preliminary Final stage of the NSWRL first grade premiership.

Newtown made the finals in all three grades and advanced as far as the Preliminary Final stage of the NSWRL first grade premiership.

2023 NSWRL Knock-On Effect NSW Cup Draw: –

This link is for the NSW Cup draw for the entire season for all clubs: https://www.nswrl.com.au/draw/?competition=113&round=1&season=2023

And this link focuses solely on Newtown’s games for the 2023 season:  https://www.nswrl.com.au/draw/?competition=113&season=2023&team=500142


The details for Newtown’s first competition match for 2023 are as follows: –

NSWRL Knock-On Effect NSW Cup – Round One

Saturday, 4th March 2023
Henson Park
Newtown v South Sydney

Kick-Off: 3.00pm.


An invitation from Darcy Byrne, Mayor of the Inner West Council:

Dear sports club executives and supporters,
The Inner West Council is inviting our whole local community to a BBQ to learn more about the upcoming referendum on constitutional recognition of Indigenous people and the Voice to Parliament.
The BBQ for the Voice to Parliament to be held at Petersham Park on Saturday February 18 at 2:00pmwill include a free sausage sizzle, free public access to the Fanny Durack pool, live performances, as well as addresses from Indigenous leaders.

Sporting clubs will play an important role in ensuring that your members and participants have access to information about the referendum. We are specifically inviting you to bring representatives of your club along to the BBQ to find out about how you can help build awareness within your club about this important national issue.
You can also rsvp to the Facebook event and share it with your networks.
Advocates for the Voice to Parliament will be on hand at the BBQ to answer questions that community members have.
This is the latest step in the Council’s civic education program aiming to build awareness in the community about the Uluru Statement from the Heart, the referendum process, and the proposed amendment to the Constitution.
More than 500 local citizens have already undertaken a 3-hour training workshop, arranged by Council, on the Uluru Statement with another 700 people registered to complete the training in coming weeks.
We are inviting our whole community to come along to this BBQ to find out more about the Uluru Statement from the Heart and the historic vote that will take place later this year.
We are asking local church congregations, sporting clubs and community organisations to bring their members along to the BBQ to hear from Indigenous leaders how this referendum can deliver real reconciliation for our society.
Our civic education program has proven incredibly popular. We set a goal of training 1000 citizens which we will achieve within the next few weeks.  
Now it’s time to invite the wider community into the conversation.

I hope to see you at the BBQ.
 
Darcy Byrne
Mayor.


The 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.

Image: MAF Photography

Newtown Jets Team List v Sea Eagles Sat 20th April, 2024

Jets front-rower Rhys Dakin charges into the Rabbitohs defence. Sam Healey (centre) and Niwhai Puru (right) are in the background. Photo: Mario Facchini / mafphotography

Jets pushed down the competition table by loss to Rabbitohs

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Dawn Singleton, Rest in Peace

RIP Bob Lanigan, 1943-2024. (Photo: NRL)

Vale Bob Lanigan

Image: MAF Photography

Newtown Jets Team List v South Sydney Rabbitohs Sat 13th April 2024

The Newtown Jets middle forward Max Bradbury heads straight into the furnace of the Canberra Raiders forwards' defence. Photo: Mario Facchini/mafphotography

Jets salvage a competition point with a determined display against strong opponents

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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.