Newtown Jets Virtual Team List v Parramatta Eels Wed 24th June, 2020
While we might not be able to watch Newtown Jets games live this season we can relive past glories from years gone by. As part of Virtual Season 2020, JETS TVis broadcasting classic matches featuring our opponents from the 2020 Canterbury Cup NSW draw in “Amco Cup retro-style” 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, 24th June they’re travelling to Telstra Stadium to bring you the VB Premier League Grand Final between Newtown and Parramatta that was actually played on Sunday, 3rd October 2006.
It was a game that pitted Minor Premiers & defending champions Parramatta against the Jets who finished in 2nd place on the competition table. Newtown was in the first year of a five year partnership with the Sydney Roosters. The association really clicked into gear with an important win over Balmain at Henson Park way back on Easter Saturday, and on the back of the likes of Glenn Hall, Jamie Soward, Josh Lewis, Mitch Aubusson, the Paea brothers, Heath L’Estrange, Aiden Kirk & a host of others the Jets stayed in second position for most of the remainder of the season.
Newtown Jets has named its team from the game. Many thanks to our Player Sponsors listed in brackets.
1 Aiden Kirk (Kris Gale)
19 Shaun Kenny-Dowall (Golden Barley Hotel)
3 Mitch Aubusson (John Cahill & Jennifer Malone)
4 Vince Mellars (Deicorp)
5 Troy Malcolm (Golden Barley Hotel)
6 Josh Lewis (Adam Whyte)
7 Jamie Soward (The Daaboul Family)
8 Glenn Hall (Goodfellows Sports & Socks)
9 Heath L’Estrange (Steven Helmich)
10 Charlie Tonga (Dave Nelson)
11 Mickey Paea (Manoosh Pizzeria)
12 Lopini Paea (Loudon & Vaughan Private Wealth)
13 Daniel Dumas (Mark Dewar)
2 Aaron Lai (Biofreeze)
14 Lafi Manua (Wayne Leong & Kim Fuller)
15 Rory Kostjasyn (SMI – Sports Medicine Institute)
16 Michael Burns (Nifty Foods)
17 Adam Schubert (Brasco & Label Plus)
20 Danny Williams (Schofield King Lawyers)
Coach: Paul Young (Sydney Mutual Bank)
If you’re a 2020 Newtown Jets member and would like to request a match for our Virtual Season contact us here.
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 donating to Laps With Trady.This fundraiser has been set up by a group of members and supporters and features our lovable larrikin John Trad doing laps of Henson Park on his trusty penny farthing every Saturday. Check out https://www.facebook.com/Laps-with-Trady-100545721662756/ for all the details.
Trady is two shy of 200 laps so far this season so get down to Henson Park this Saturday from 11am to cheer him on passed the double ton!
Last Saturday Jase Pritchard caught up with Newtown legend & long term ground announcer Mr John ‘8972’ Lynch about some of the best comebacks and great players he’s seen in a lifetime of being a Bluebag, Watch the video and the origins of that magical number 8972. Watch the video