Powerhouse forward Wes Lolo is back on board with the Jets in 2023 (photo: Mike Magee)
Powerhouse forward Wes Lolo is back on board with the Jets in 2023 (photo: Mike Magee)

Newtown Jets trial games and training squad information

The Newtown RLFC is pleased to announce that the experienced and tough centre Jacob Gagan has signed with the club for the 2023 season.

Jacob played with Newtown in 2016 and had an outstanding season. The Jets were narrowly defeated by the (eventual premiers) Illawarra Cutters in that year’s preliminary final.

Since 2016 he has played with the Newcastle Knights, North Sydney, South Sydney, FC Lezignan (France) and Norths Devils (Queensland Cup).

Norths Devils won the Queensland Cup Grand Final in both 2021 and 2022, and Jacob was named as Man of the Match and the Duncan Hall Medal winner in the 2022 Queensland Cup Grand Final.

Here he is being interviewed after Norths Devils thrilling 2022 Grand Final victory over the Redcliffe Dolphins:

The Newtown Jets also welcome back big Wes Lolo, who has been playing with the Brisbane Tigers (formerly Eastern Suburbs) in the Queensland Cup competition in the past two seasons.

Jets fans will recall that Wes had big seasons with Newtown in 2018 and 2019.

The details for Newtown’s first trial match for 2023 are as follows:
Saturday, 11th February 2023; kick-off at 3.00pm; versus Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles at HE Laybutt Sporting Complex, Blacktown:  https://www.austadiums.com/stadiums/laybutt-sporting-complex

Newtown’s second trial match details are:
Sunday, 19th February 2023; kick-off time to be confirmed; versus Canterbury-Bankstown at Belmore Sports Ground: https://www.austadiums.com/stadiums/belmore-sports-ground

This match will be a curtain-raiser to the NRL pre-season double header of Wests Tigers v Canberra Raiders and Canterbury-Bankstown v Cronulla-Sutherland.

One week away from the first trial match for 2023, here are the players in the Newtown Jets pre-season training squad:

Billy Magoulias, Johnny Gabrael, Tyler Slade, Adam Fearnley, Kai Parker, Kyle Pickering, Charbel Tasipale,
Wes Lolo, Jordan Leiu, Brad Fearnley, Tom Rodwell, Caleb Uele, Jensen Taumoepeau, Jacob Gagan.
Train and trial:
Maile Haumono, Trentham Petersen, Marco Talagi, Isaac Longmuir, Jonah Ngaronoa, Rhys Dakin, Tony Maroun, Connor Garrety.

The Jets recommenced training at Henson Park on Thursday, 2nd February after previously training at the Mahoney Reserve in South Marrickville since early November 2022.

2023 Newtown RLFC memberships:
After what was a successful season in 2022, we want you to be with us a club member in 2023!
When you become a Jets member, you’re not just buying plastic membership tickets, you’re pledging financial support to our club and our players, while also gaining access to exclusive members-only benefits. 
Our members help keep this club alive and we look forward to seeing you all back at Henson Park for what promises to be a thrilling year of Knock-On Effect NSW Cup action.
There are seven different packages on offer which cover every type of budget, so get on board to hear the Bluebags humming!
Go to: https://www.newtownjets.com/season-2023/jets-membership-2023/

Here is the 2023 NSWRL Knock-On Effect NSW Cup draw:  https://www.nswrl.com.au/draw/?competition=113&season=2023&team=500142
Newtown’s first competition game details are:
Round 1: Saturday, 4th March 2023: Newtown versus South Sydney: Henson Park: 3.00pm.

Here’s a special Newtown Jets clothing and merchandise pre-season offer:

We have added a sticker sheet to the kids range for Newtown Jets Clothing.

The stickers are selling for 2 sheets for $5

They will also get a free sticker sheet with a purchase of a Jetman Pocket Rocket Tee, or the Keep the Jets Flying Kids tee.

For the entire range of what’s on offer at the Newtown RLFC Clothing and Merchandise store, go to:

Newtown Jets left-edge backrower Kyle Pickering (in possession) about to score at Henson Park on Saturday, 22nd July 2023. Jets fullback Manaia Waitere salutes the crowd after playing a clever role in setting up the try. (Photo: Mario Facchini, mafphotography)

Newtown RLFC 2023 Presentation Dinner Details

July 22, 2023 - Marrickville, New South Wales, Australia, Kyle Pickering of the Newtown Jets scores his second try of the game during Round 21 of the NSWRL Knock On Effect NSW Cup at Henson Park in Marrickville, New South Wales. (Mario Facchini/mafphotography)

Newtown RLFC 2023 Presentation Night Details

Sunday Sun 603

The Other Premiers of 1943

Brad Fearnley takes the ball up.

Jets cruise past Knights in season finale

Tom Melville in his playing days for Newtown.

Tom Melville RIP

Image: MAF Photography

Newtown Jets Team List v Newcastle Knights Sun 27th August 2023

Australian Mutual Bank
Front of Jersey

Petersham RSL
Back of Jersey

Back of Jersey, Training Gear, Socks

Jersey Minor

John Singleton Group

Schofield King Lawyers

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.