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Hard-working forward Kurt Dillon (pictured in possession above) is back with the Newtown Jets, after having gained NRL playing experience with both the Cronulla Sharks and South Sydney. Photo: Michael Magee Photography
Hard-working forward Kurt Dillon (pictured in possession above) is back with the Newtown Jets, after having gained NRL playing experience with both the Cronulla Sharks and South Sydney. Photo: Michael Magee Photography

Newtown News 27/01/2021

There are now less than three weeks until the Newtown Jets first trial for 2021.

The following players have been training with or will be joining the 2021 Newtown RLFC pre-season squad:

Sione Afemui, Josh Carr, Tom Caughlan, Joshua Delailoa, Addison Demetriou, Kurt Dillon, Bronson Garlick, Brock Gray, Gabe Hamlin, Tom Hazelton, Brock Ilett, Duwanye Mariner, D’Rhys Miller, Kayleb Milne, Jonah Ngaronoa, Tyrone Phillips, Monty Raper, Lachlan Scarpelli, Jackson Stewart, Tyla Tamou, Honeti Tua, Jack A. Williams and Zac Woolford.

There are a few more players currently with Newtown on a “train and trial” basis who might get added to this list prior to the commencement of the competition rounds.

Tyrone Phillips (in possession above) played a prominent role in Newtown’s 2019 Canterbury Cup NSW grand final victory against Wentworthville. He has been training with the 2021 Newtown Jets pre-season squad. Photo: Michael Magee Photography.



We thank you for your staunch support in 2020 – and now it’s time to take off for the 2021 rugby league season!

After being grounded last season, the Newtown Jets will fly again in 2021 – and we want you to come along for the ride with a club membership! 

In 2020, many of our 2019 premiership stars like Sifa Talakai, Toby Rudolf and Sione Katoa successfully made the transition to the NRL, and in 2021 we’ll unleash a new generation of future first-graders onto Henson Park.
When you become a Jets member, you’re not just buying footy tickets, you’re pledging financial support to our club and players, while also gaining access to exclusive members-only benefits. 

Our “Keep the Jets Flying” members kept us alive in 2020 and we’re excited to see you all back at Henson for what promises to be another thrilling year of NSW Cup action.

We offer seven different packages which cover every type of budget, so get on board before we take flight!
Here’s the link for you to make your choice from the list of 2021 Newtown Jets membership packages:



Newtown’s trials for 2021 are as follows:


  • Saturday, 13th February, v Penrith at St Mary’s Stadium. Kick-off time to be confirmed; very likely to be in the late afternoon.
  • Saturday, 20th February, v Blacktown Workers at H E Laybutt Stadium, Kick-off time to be confirmed; very likely to be in the late afternoon.
  • Saturday, 27th February, v Mounties. Kick-off: 4.00pm. Venue: Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, Kogarah.



Phil Gould is pictured above enjoying some liquid refreshment after a tough match with the Newtown Jets back in 1981. Photo: Terry Williams.

Renowned rugby league identities Phil Gould (ex-Newtown Jets player, well-regarded columnist and commentator) and Dave Hadfield (eminent UK rugby league author and commentator) have both strongly endorsed these two Newtown RLFC histories, which are both available for sale through the Newtown RLFC.

Both Taking It To The Streets – The Second Life of the Newtown RLFC by Glen Dwyer and Through Blue Eyes – A Pictorial History of Newtown RLFC by Terry Williams. can be purchased online through here or by calling 8488 8200.



Vale Mark O’Brien

The Newtown RLFC has remembered former player Mark O’Brien (who played with Newtown from 1977 to 1983) who passed away recently.
Among the many Newtown Jets identities who expressed their personal  tributes to Mark were Colin Murphy, Geoff Mason, Jim Walters, Ken Wilson, Mick Ryan, Mal Graham and Warren Ryan.



Vale David Bolton.

The Newtown RLFC also remembers the former champion Great Britain five-eighth David Bolton who passed away recently. David had played with Wigan and Great Britain with distinction prior to joining Balmain in 1965 and being a key member of the Tigers famous 1969 first grade premiership team. He coached Parramatta in 1973 and 1974 and was assistant-coach at Penrith. David was also the Newtown RLFC reserve grade coach in 1977 and for part of 1978.

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


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.

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