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Giant front-rower Wes Lolo, an off-season signing from Wests Tigers, leads this group in some arduous circuit work at a recent Newtown Jets training session. Photo: Wayne Leong Photography
Giant front-rower Wes Lolo, an off-season signing from Wests Tigers, leads this group in some arduous circuit work at a recent Newtown Jets training session. Photo: Wayne Leong Photography

The Jets aim to finish higher in 2018

The Newtown Jets acknowledged their 110th birthday on Monday, 8th January, and then “celebrated” with a tough pre-season training session. Newtown’s club birthday fell on the same day that the Jets resumed their pre-season program after a short break for Xmas and New Year. The Newtown RLFC had been officially established on the evening of the 8th January 1908 at the Newtown Town Hall.

Jets club director and long-time financial benefactor Terry Rowney said the Jets were aiming at a much improved season in 2018. He said, “2017 was a disappointing season by our standards, but we have several young players who will benefit greatly from their debut season in senior rugby league last year”.

Mr Rowney added, “We have a marvellous group of supporters who make Newtown the best supported club in the Intrust Super Premiership competition. We’re determined to finish much higher up the premiership table this year”.

The Jets play their first trial match against Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles (Manly-Warringah’s partnership club) at Wentworth Park (Glebe) on Sunday, 11th February at 5.00pm. This will be Newtown’s first appearance at historic Wentworth Park in 91 years. Newtown has formed a partnership with the Glebe-Burwood RLFC which plays in the NSWRL Ron Massey Cup competition.

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)

The Newtown Jets in an on-field conference during the trial match against Penrith at the St Marys Leagues Stadium on Saturday, 13th February 2021. Photo: Kim Fuller

Jets make an impressive start to the trials program

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)

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