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Now you can sign up your pets as Keep The Jets Flying members

Lion and Pugsley pictured above, two Henson Park regulars in recent rugby league seasons, have already joined the Keep The Jets Flying recruitment drive and are both looking forward to seeing the Jets back at Henson Park in 2021.

When you sign up your own furry friend or friends for a Keep The Jets Flying membership, we’ll run a photo of your pet in the regularly-issued Newtown Jets email newsletter.

Big or small, every dollar counts as we maintain the struggle to keep the Newtown Jets alive as a rugby league club.

And please continue to spread the word and encourage your family members, friends, work colleagues and neighbours to get on board and join our campaign.

To become a Keep The Jets Flying member, use this link: JOIN HERE.

Let Jetman from Henson Park give you some handy tips as to how you can help flatten the Coronavirus curve: https://www.facebook.com/188486921308905/videos/682747452525389

This week’s lucky badge winner is Member #224, Craig Brock:  https://www.newtownjets.com/members-badge-draw-thursday-30th-april-2020/

This week’s Flashback Friday focuses on one of the most outstanding Newtown RLFC identities of the past 29 years (since our club re-entered the active rugby league ranks in 1991), the popular Darryl Neville:

https://www.newtownjets.com/flashback-friday-darryl-neville/  You can catch Darryl in action in this Saturday’s classic encounter from the 29th August 1992.

This Saturday’s Virtual Season 2020 classic encounter will be the 1992 Metropolitan Cup first grade grand final, played between Newtown and Wentworthville at Parramatta Stadium on the evening of Saturday, 29th August 1992. You can watch this match at 3.00pm, Saturday, 2nd May on Jets TV: www.newtownjets.com, and follow the contemporary match observations on: www.twitter.com/newtownrlfc

Newtown Jets CEO Stuart McCarthy features on this week’s Progressive Rugby League podcast, as he discusses in a highly intelligent and measured manner how our club plans to deal with the dreadful dilemmas of 2020: https://t.co/6rcHeenfxU

As always, there are some great buys to be had when you check out the Newtown Jets clothing and merchandise website on:  www.newtownjetsclothing.com.au

The favourably-reviewed and updated Newtown RLFC history, Taking It To The Streets – The Second Life of the Newtown RLFC, can be purchased online by going to:

You can also buy this book by calling 9052 6980 during ordinary business hours.

Mal Graham, who played with Newtown in 1982 and 1983, will be interviewed on ABC Grandstand on Saturday, 2nd May at approximately 4.15pm in a program segment called Do You Remember. Andrew Moore interviews Mal (who had an outstanding career in NSW country rugby league competitions, with Newtown and in the English rugby league) about the final season of the Newtown RLFC in first grade football.

While we’re all confined to barracks because of the pandemic safety procedures, here are some superb rugby league history documentaries to fill in the time: –

Rugby League’s legendary Watersplash 1968 Cup Final documentary:  https://vimeo.com/270687155;

Another Bloody Sunday, the travails of the Doncaster RLFC (1979):  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjaTYQAuPFk (in several parts);

The Game That Got Away (1969):  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgs85qiXDNQ

This week’s nostalgia team from the dim and distant past is the Newtown Jets line-up that played in the club’s first competition game in the NSWRL First Division. This match was played against St George-Illawarra at Redfern Oval on Saturday, 4th March 2000. The team was as follows:-
Back row, standing left to right: Tere Glassie, Adam Bennett (obscured), Jason Bell (obscured), Phil Howlett, Peter Howie, Odell Manuel, Clinton Toopi, Paul Carige, David Myers, Wairangi Koopu, Terry Hermansson.
In front, left to right: Brad Westaway, David Howlett, Clinton McAulliffe, Luke Wardle, Luke Goodwin (Capt), Tony Catton, Jared Mills, Joey Bishop, Daniel Cross, Luke Ellis.
The team was coached by Colin Murphy. Photo supplied by the Newtown RLFC.

There’s more excitement waiting for you this Wednesday night!

Image: Mario Facchini, mafphotography

Newtown Jets Virtual Team List v NZ Warriors Wed 3rd June, 2020

Image: Mario Facchini, mafphotography

Let’s Keep The Jets Flying!

This little girl’s name is Lily, and she is the proud holder of the Newtown Jets 2020 membership number, 1190. Lily’s family has been staunchly associated with the glorious Newtown RLFC cause for several generations. Lily, thank you very much for your help in the quest to Keep the Jets Flying in 2020 and beyond! 
Photo: This photo was provided by and its use approved by Lily’s parents, Nick and Anita.

You’re never too young (or too old) to help Keep the Jets Flying!

Image: Mario Facchini, mafphotography

Flashback Friday – Newtown v Norths 1976 Brawl

Image: Mario Facchini, mafphotography

Members Badge Draw Thursday 28th May 2020

Sydney 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
Sleeve

Coverforce
Front of Shorts

The Henson
Back of Shorts

Sydney Park Hotel
Back of Shorts

Sports Medicine Institute
Medical Services & Rehabilitation

Label Plus
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Arista Technologies
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