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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!

2019 grand final hero Tyrone Phillips proudly displays the royal blue colours of the Newtown Jets at the NSWRL Season Launch.
Photo: Courtesy of the NSWRL.

2021 Season Launched With the NSWRL Knock-On Effect NSW Cup

Newtown Jets backrower Gabe Hamlin has impressed during the three trial matches played this year.
Photo: Michael Magee Photography.

Jets Display Promising Form in Final Trial

Above: Newtown Jets five-eighth Lachlan Peachey (in possession) schemes to prise open the Blacktown Workers defence last Saturday.
Photo: Mario Facchini, mafphotography

IMPORTANT TRIAL INFORMATION

Newtown forward Brock Gray breaks clear to score the last-minute try that enabled the Jets to draw level. Newtown centre Moung Dut is in the background on the right of the photo.
Photo: Mario Facchini, mafphotography

Jets and Sea Eagles Draw in Hard-Fought Trial

Kurt Dillon Hits the Ball up Against Blacktown.

Photo: Mario Facchini

Revised kick-off time for NSW Cup trial match on Saturday, 20th February 2021

The re-turfing of the Henson Park playing surface has now been completed.
Photo: Inner West Council.

Newtown News (17/02/21)

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