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Meet the Members: Glen Archibald

Thanks to Petersham RSL, we’re bringing back the ‘Meet the Members’ series of interviews. This week, we’re talking to Glen Archibald, a member of our Royal Blue Legends Club.

Glen, how long have you supported the Newtown Jets?

I’ve been a supporter of the Newtown Jets since moving into the Newtown area back in 2011.

I’ve only recently became a Royal Blue Legends Club Member and I regret not having become one sooner.

What persuaded you to become a Newtown supporter?

My wife and I love the community feel that the club has, the strong ties the club has with its members and fans and the rich history of the club. It was my wife who thought that becoming a member would help in some small way at alleviating some of the financial pain felt last year by the club during the lockdown and cancellation of the season.  

Do you remember your first home game at Henson Park?

My first home game was many years ago, a snap-decision made to go to Henson Park with the wife and our two puppies.

Sitting on the hill, sun shining, beer and sausage sandwich in hand, a lovely winter’s day; watching the Newtown Jets win, counting the number of times John Trad cycled around the oval on his penny-farthing being chased by the local kids and watching the halftime armchair experts run onto the field to show off their sidesteps and field goal talents!

What was your favourite experience this season?

As it was my first year as a Member, being introduced to the Jet Set lounge and the volunteers that put their heart and soul into running the day. Feeling like part of the team, meeting some of the players and training staff and hearing my name called out over the loud speaker as one of the player sponsors. Knowing that my small contribution to the team has helped in some way during these tough times and an attempt at giving a small part back to this fantastic community.

(Plus meeting and getting a selfie with Albo at the Round 14 Panthers game)

When you walk through the gates on Game day at Henson Park what do you feel?

Proud of the community spirit, the atmosphere is like stepping back in time; grassroot crowds and that old-school football feel.

The stresses of the outside world are forgotten and it’s all about the football, the club and the fans.

Do you have any favourite players?

As I’ve had the honour in being able to sponsor both guys over this Season I have to say both Kyle Paterson and Zac Woolford

Do you support any NRL teams?

Being Penrith born and bred . . . go the mighty Panthers.

As told to Kim Fuller

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Newtown RLFC Assistant Coach Tony Barnes talks with the Jets players at the first break during Saturday's trial match at the Morry Breen Field, Wyong. Photo: Steven Russo

Jets late try snatches victory from the Knights

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Birthday greetings to the mighty Newtown Rugby League Football Club!

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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.

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Newtown Jets Garage Sale / Fan Day on Saturday, 25th November at Henson Park – plus a special pre-Christmas Trading Day on Saturday, 2nd December at 43-45 Carrington Road, Marrickville!

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.

Australian Mutual Bank
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Petersham RSL
Back of Jersey

Deicorp
Back of Jersey, Training Gear, Socks

Invisi-Gard
Jersey Minor

John Singleton Group
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Schofield King Lawyers
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Coverforce
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The Henson
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Sydney Park Hotel
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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.