Jets

1981 Grand Final Re-imagined:
Newtown vs. Parramatta
Sunday 26th September, 3pm

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Parramatta 1981 100
Artwork and design by Mario Facchini, mafphotography
Artwork and design by Mario Facchini, mafphotography

Taking It To The Streets – The Second Life of the Newtown RLFC: the remarkable and uplifting story of the Newtown Jets’ second life in rugby league football

Coming soon …

Taking It To The Streets – The Second Life of the Newtown RLFC will be available in late July.

This book is an updated version of the history of the Newtown Jets that focuses on the club’s second life in rugby league from 1991 to 2018. Along with many anecdotes, photos, interviews and observations, this book looks at how the Newtown club has survived and reinvented itself in greatly-changed times.

“The modern saga of the club that refused to die is one of the great and inspiring tales of modern rugby league” … Ian Heads (respected Australian sports journalist, author and historian).

“This is the classic tale of re-invention, of a club that wouldn’t lie down and die” … Dave Hadfield (award-winning English rugby league journalist and author).

“The Newtown Jets’ recent history is about passion and the Australian spirit, about overcoming adversity and surviving against the odds” … Anthony Albanese MP, Leader of the Federal Opposition.

“This book is an important record of a landmark period in this old club’s history … the author Glen Dwyer is uniquely positioned and qualified to tell the story of Newtown’s recent history” … Terry Williams (rugby league author and historian).

“This is the rugby league club that was consigned to oblivion in the middle 1980s, and now proudly competes again in a high standard rugby league competition. The old club attracts good crowds to its spiritual home, Henson Park, and has really connected with the modern version of inner-western Sydney and its new population” … Ron Sparks (radio broadcaster, journalist and program manager formerly with 2SM, 2UW, Triple M, 2Day FM and WSFM.)

Taking It To The Streets – The Second Life of the Newtown RLFC will be directly on sale from the Newtown RLFC office, online and through selected bookshops from 30th July.

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This week’s sponsor in focus is – SMI Sports Medicine Institute

Chris Lane’s panoramic shot of ANZ Stadium after fulltime on the 6th October captures the unbridled elation of the Newtown Jets after their astounding last-minute victory.

Recalling the extraordinary events at ANZ Stadium on Sunday, 6th October 2019

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This week the Newtown RLFC pays tribute to the tremendous support given to our club by The Henson, conveniently located close to our home ground, Henson Park

Tom Raudonikis celebrates after scoring a try in the 1981 NSWRL Grand Final (colourised by thefootydog@mail.com)

Remembering forty years ago ….

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This week we gratefully acknowledge the staunch support of the Coverforce organisation, who have been sponsoring the Newtown RLFC since 2014

Newtown forever - The Class of 1981. Image: Newtown RLFC Archives

1981 Grand Final Re-imagined

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Petersham RSL
Back of Jersey

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Back of Jersey, Training Gear, Socks

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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

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