2023 Memberships

Chile take on El Salvador in an historic encounter at Henson Park on Saturday June 11th, 2016. Images: Sergio Montenegro
Chile take on El Salvador in an historic encounter at Henson Park on Saturday June 11th, 2016. Images: Sergio Montenegro

Newtown Jets Hosts New Faces of International League

AUSTRALIA’S oldest Rugby League club will play host to the two newest international teams, when Chile faces El Salvador at the Newtown Jets’ home of Henson Park on Saturday, June 11.

The game will be the first 13-on-13 match between two Latin American teams.

In a tribute to Rugby League’s powers of healing and unification, many of the players featuring come from refugee families who migrated to Australia in the 1980s to escape civil unrest in their homelands.

As recently as 2015, El Salvador had the highest homicide rate (excluding war zones) of any nation.

Chile and El Salvador have emerged as the strongest individual teams from a volunteer-run project now in its fourth year – Latin Heat Rugby league.

Backed from the outset by Guzman Y Gomez Mexican Taquerias, Latin Heat has unearthed players of South and Central American heritage from more than 20 nations, and provided a pathway to international representation.

While Chile and El Salvador have faced each other in sevens Rugby League before, the June 11 game will be their debut under full-sided rules.

Chile are the current GYG Latino Sevens champions, while El Salvador possesses two of the backline stars of the combined Latin Heat’s 54-16 win against Thailand in June – brothers Alvaro and Michael Alarcon.

Organisers hope to encourage a ‘Red v Blue’ theme among international league fans, with the colours of the nations similar to those of Tonga and Samoa, who feature in the Pacific Test on May 7 at Parramatta.

The undercard to the Chile v El Salvador game will feature a nine-a-side match between Peru and Uruguay, and a seven-a-side game between Colombia and Ecuador.

On a packed day for the sport, the Henson Park schedule will conclude with Newtown facing Wentworthville in the NSW Intrust Super Premiership.

Tickets will be $10 on the gate.

Players who were born in South or Central America or have heritage links through a parent or grandparent can contact Robert@sambatimes.com to trial for these teams, or for similar matches featuring other Latino nations in the future.

GYG Latin Heat is also presently identifying Latino-heritage players in North America who may play in the USARL Nines near Philadelphia on Saturday, May 21.

The efforts of Latin Heat Rugby League are supported by Guzman y Gomez Mexican Taquerias, S.H.I.E.L.D Security, Tattoo Tears, OneBigSwitch.com.au, Jani-King Cleaning, SeriousAboutRL.com, Rugby League Team Manager 2015 computer game, Lichtnauer and Associates Accountants, Cabramatta Ink and Majestic Property Maintenance, and Darkside Studio Photography.

Official charities supported are Amnesty International and Live To Give Projects.

Kayal Iro bursts free to score a valuable try against North Sydney on the 8th May 2022. (Photo: Mario Facchini / mafphotography

Kayal Iro caps a stellar season with more awards

The classy Briton Nikora on the burst for Newtown in 2018. Briton will be representing the New Zealand Kiwis in the upcoming Rugby League World Cup in England.
Photo: Mario Facchini, mafphotography

Here’s some news about a great Newtown RLFC membership promotion – plus the Newtown Jets are going to the 2022 World Cup … and how!

Greg Matterson pictured prior to this tear’s Major Semi-Final on the 10th September 2022. Photo: Mario Facchini/mafphotography

High-performance Newtown Jets coach Greg Matterson announces his resignation

Newtown hooker Jayden Berrell races in to score in the 71st minute of Saturday’s Preliminary Final. Photo: Mario Facchini/mafphotography

Jets second half fightback falls short of victory

Image: MAF Photography

Newtown Jets Team List v Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs Sat 17th September, 2022

Kade Dykes showed elusive skills in scoring Newtown’s first try. Photo:

Jets miss the opportunity for a direct path into a Grand Final berth.

Australian Mutual Bank
Front of Jersey

Petersham RSL
Back of Jersey

Deicorp
Back of Jersey, Training Gear, Socks

Invisi-Gard
Jersey Minor

John Singleton Group
Sleeve

Schofield King Lawyers
Sleeve

Coverforce
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.