Wed 30th September
2019 NRL State Championship
Newtown Jets Virtual Team List v South Sydney Rabbitohs Wed 1st July, 2020
Welcome to Round 16 of Newtown Jets Virtual Season 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 TV is 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, 1st July they’re travelling to Redfern Oval to bring you a NSWRL First Grade match between Newtown and Souths that was actually played on Saturday, 26th April, 1980.
It was a day of high drama that even after 40 years, supporters of both foundation clubs that were there remember vividly. One Souths fan when informed that the game is being shown on Wednesday night described it as “a day that will live forever in infamy!” Both teams entered into the Round 5 clash with two wins and two losses. What transpires is an epic encounter that goes down to the wire and ends in controversy.
Thanks to Biofreeze, Newtown Jets has named its team from the game. Many thanks to our Player Sponsors listed in brackets.
1 Phil Sigsworth (Kris Gale)
2 Chris Doyle (Golden Barley Hotel)
3 Brian Hetherington (John Cahill & Jennifer Malone)
4 Mick Ryan (Deicorp)
5 Greg Watt (Golden Barley Hotel)
6 Ken Wilson (Adam Whyte & Mark Dewar)
7 Tom Raudonikis (c) (The Daaboul Family)
8 Graeme O’Grady (Goodfellows Sports & Socks)
9 John Mackay (Wayne Leong & Kim Fuller)
10 Jim Walters (Dave Nelson & Steven Helmich)
11 Peter Ryan (Manoosh Pizzeria)
12 Barry Jensen (Loudon & Vaughan Private Wealth)
13 Geoff Bugden (Nifty Foods)
23 Craig Ellis (Biofreeze)
17 Dave Mooney (Brasco & Label Plus)
Coach: Warren Ryan (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 chalked up his 200th lap and then some last Saturday and Jase Pritchard caught up with Jets photographer Mike Magee to chat about his forthcoming photographic book Champions – Class of 2019. Watch the video