Former Newtown Bluebags captain and coach Frank "Bumper" Farrell dealing with a pair of "mug lairs" at the Sydney Stadium in 1953.  Photo: Terry Williams Collection
Former Newtown Bluebags captain and coach Frank "Bumper" Farrell dealing with a pair of "mug lairs" at the Sydney Stadium in 1953. Photo: Terry Williams Collection

Newtown News (12/02/21)

Bumper Farrell to be honoured on the 2021 Newtown Jets jersey.

A name from Newtown’s storied past will be prominently displayed on both sleeves of the 2021 Newtown Jets jersey. The great Frank “Bumper” Farrell will have his nickname emblazoned on both sleeves, in the same manner as the names of Tom Raudonikis, Col Murphy and Ken Wilson have been honoured in recent seasons.

Bumper Farrell played with Newtown from 1938 to 1951 and was the first grade captain-coach from 1945 to 1951, as well as representing Australia in 1946 and 1948. He later served a long term as club President into the 1960s.

He was particularly famous for his service in the NSW Police Force from 1938 to 1976. The best-selling biography, “Bumper: The Life and Times of Frank ‘Bumper’ Farrell”, was authored by Larry Writer in 2011.

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Newtown’s Pre-Season Trials get Underway

The Newtown Jets play their first trial match for the 2021 season when they take on Penrith Panthers at the St Marys Leagues Stadium on Saturday, 13th February at 6.00pm.

Tyla Tamou will feature for Newtown in Saturday evening’s trial match against Penrith.
Photo: Gary Sutherland Photography.

The Newtown team will be chosen from the following players: Sione Afemui, Tom Caughlan, Joshua Delailoa, Kurt Dillon, Bronson Garlick, Brock Gray, Gabe Hamlin, Brock Ilett, Duwanye Mariner, D’Rhys Miller, Jonah Ngaronoa, Lachlan Scarpelli, Jackson Stewart, Tyla Tamou, Honeti Tua, and Zac Woolford, along with several other trialists who have joined the Newtown Jets pre-season squad in the new year.

Just repeating this weekend’s trial match details:
NSWRL NSW Cup trial match:
Penrith v Newtown;
St Marys Leagues Stadium;
Saturday, 13th February 2021;
Kick-Off: 6.00pm.

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Henson Park Turf Update

Newtown Jets supporters will be pleased to know that the re-turfing of Henson Park is almost complete, following extensive work by the Inner West Council on the oval’s playing surface and irrigation system.

Jake Porritt’s photo (above) shows the work in progress.

The Jets will break new ground when they will be training at Leichhardt Oval, the sacred citadel of the Balmain Tigers in earlier days, for the next two Thursday evenings.

Don’t forget that Newtown Jets memberships for the 2021 season are currently available. Membership is the best way to support our club and packages start from just $20. Sign up online now!

Jets winger Tom Rodwell in possession, with back-rower Kyle Pickering on the left of the photo. Hoto: Mario Facchini, mafphotography

Jets strong defence underpins victory over Bulldogs

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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

Image: Steven Russo

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!

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
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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.