Newtown Jets halfback (and the man who kicked the winning field goal last Saturday) Kyle Flanagan swings out a pass against Wests at Lidcombe Oval. Photo:
Mario Facchini (MAF Photography)
Newtown Jets halfback (and the man who kicked the winning field goal last Saturday) Kyle Flanagan swings out a pass against Wests at Lidcombe Oval. Photo: Mario Facchini (MAF Photography)

The Jets head into an important match with the Canterbury Bulldogs on Hipsters Day 2018

It’s the annual Salute the Hipsters Day this Saturday, and once again anyone with a beard (or a clip-on version) will be given free entry to Henson Park.

Newtown is coming off a thrilling victory last Saturday against Western Suburbs but the struggle to stay in the top eight is nothing short of remorseless. Fourth-placed Canterbury is only one competition point ahead of Newtown, while the sixth-placed Jets are only one point ahead of Wentworthville who are outside of the top eight. It’s a tightly-packed field on the Intrust Super Premiership competition table, and it only makes this Saturday’s Jets-Bulldogs local derby all the more important.

NSWRL Intrust Super Premiership NSW – 13th Round

Saturday, 2nd June 2018

Henson Park

Newtown (6th place, 13 points) v Canterbury-Bankstown (4th place, 14 points)

Kick-Off: 3.00pm.

This Jets-Bulldogs match is being broadcast live on Steele Sports.

Referee: Adam Cassidy.

Touch Judges: Jeff Younis and Liam Nicholls.

Cronulla Sharks meet Canterbury Bulldogs in a NSWRL Jersey Flegg curtain-raiser kicking off at 12.45pm.

Newtown’s team is:

Will Kennedy, Matt Evans, Addison Demetriou, Aaron Gray, Charlton Schaafhausen, Jack A. Williams, Kyle Flanagan, Braden Uele, Blayke Brailey, Kurt Dillon, Briton Nikora, Anthony Moraitis, Daniel Vasquez.

Interchange: Bessie Aufaga-Toomaga, Billy Magoulias, Wes Lolo, Malakai Houma.

Coach: Greg Matterson.


Josh Bergamin, Tuipulotu Katoa, Morgan Harper, Jarred Anderson, Reimis Smith, Kerrod Holland, Lachlan Lewis, Greg Eastwood, Michael Lichaa, Renouf To’omaga, Asipeli Fine, Jack Nelson, Ofahiki Ogden.

Interchange: Zac Woolford, Bronson Garlick, Francis Tualau, Jayden Okunbor, Lachie Burr, Jesse Martin.

Coach: Steve Georgalis.

The Newtown Jets are looking to continue their streak as the Rugby League Hipster Champions. We’ve had fierce competition in recent years from the Brooklyn Kings RLFC (in New York) and the Ponsonby Ponies RLFC in Auckland who have all thrown out strong challenges for the greatly-envied title of being the Rugby League Hipster Centre of the Universe. We’re confident that Hipsters from all over inner-western Sydney will flock into Henson Park on Saturday to help Newtown defend its title.

Get along to Newtown Jets’ HIPSTERS DAY this Saturday at Henson Park and cheer on the locals as they take on Canterbury Bulldogs from 3pm. Cronulla Sharks meet the Bulldogs in a Jersey Flegg curtain raiser kicking off at 12.45pm.

Entry is just $10, $5 concession / FBi Radio 94.5FM members, kids under 16 are free and for this week only, it’s free entry with a beard (stick-ons allowed). #HIPSTERSUNITE

There will be plenty of fun for the kids on the DEICORP Family Hill featuring jumping castles, face painting& pass the ball. Ice Cream Joe’s Mr Whippy & Barista will be at the ground as will our very own JET MAN.

Young Henrys NEWTOWNER, Natural Lager & Cloudy Cider is also available for all the Mums, Dads, Hipsters and over 18s.

Thanks to our good friends at Crust Pizza Dulwich Hill, get your hands on Crust PIZZA PERKS vouchers that will be available at the ground to receive a complimentary serve of Herb & Garlic Squares or a 1.25L Drink when you purchase any Large Gourmet Pizza from Crust Pizza Dulwich Hill which is located at 544 Marrickville Road, Dulwich Hill.

Fancy a chance to join in the festivities for FREE?

Once again in 2018 our good friends at City Ford Rockdale have the Best Seat at Henson Park and it could be yours this Saturday. The prize includes FREE Beer, FREE food, FREE entry plus Royal Blue Bean Bags in the JETPAC Ford Ranger to watch the game from. Just SMS “City Ford Rockdale” to 0447 046 516 and you could be this week’s winner!

The Jets invite members, supporters and friends to The Vic on the Park Marrickville after full-time on Saturday to mingle with players and coaching staff and hopefully celebrate a win.

The footy is back at Henson Park this Saturday so bring your friends and family and enjoy one of the most unique sporting experiences Sydney has to offer.

If you can’t make it to Henson Park, tune in to from 2.30pm for all the action.

Bottom’s up, Jets fans! Our sponsor Vic on the Park Hotel (located at 2 Addison Road, Marrickville) has 49% off all drinks throughout June, from 5.00pm – 7.00pm. That’s perfect timing for all of us heading there after this week’s ISP NSW game versus Canterbury Bulldogs at Henson Park.

Some ex-players news: Former Jets Mark Kheirallah and Jonathon Ford were both in superb form playing for Toulouse Olympique against the London Broncos in last weekend’s 2018 Summer Bash played at Bloomfield Road, Blackpool. A full round of UK Betfred Rugby League Championship fixtures was played in the iconic Lancashire seaside city. Toulouse beat the Londoners 40-28 and both “Killer” Kheirallah and Jono Ford were in rare form. You can check out the many highlights of the Summer Bash on this link:

Newtown Jets memberships for 2018 are still available. Check out this link for the necessary information:

You can buy Newtown Jets merchandise online at; or at the landmark merchandise stall on King Street, Newtown on most Saturdays; and at Newtown Jets home games at Henson Park. You can also contact the Newtown Jets merchandise office by phone on 9052 6980.

Hard-running centre Nene Macdonald played on numerous occasions for the Newtown Jets in 2021.  Last Sunday Nene was playing for Papua-New Guinea against the Cook Islands in the 2023 Pacific Championships - Pacific Bowl and he scored four tries. (Photo: Mike Magee).

Information about 2024 Newtown RLFC memberships; Newtown Jets playing in the 2023 Pacific Championship Series; and a reminder about Newtown RLFC merchandise.

Kyle Pickering and Daniel Atkinson, Italian rugby league representative team, 7th October 2023 (NSWRL Twitter) crop

These Newtown Jets players have gained selection in various end of season representative rugby league teams

Newtown Jets 2023 Presentation Night bottom image for web post

The Newtown Jets RLFC held its Annual Presentation Dinner on the evening of Friday, 29th September 2023 at the Petersham RSL Club.

Newtown Jets left-edge backrower Kyle Pickering (in possession) about to score at Henson Park on Saturday, 22nd July 2023. Jets fullback Manaia Waitere salutes the crowd after playing a clever role in setting up the try. (Photo: Mario Facchini, mafphotography)

Newtown RLFC 2023 Presentation Dinner Details

July 22, 2023 - Marrickville, New South Wales, Australia, Kyle Pickering of the Newtown Jets scores his second try of the game during Round 21 of the NSWRL Knock On Effect NSW Cup at Henson Park in Marrickville, New South Wales. (Mario Facchini/mafphotography)

Newtown RLFC 2023 Presentation Night Details

Sunday Sun 603

The Other Premiers of 1943

Australian Mutual Bank
Front of Jersey

Petersham RSL
Back of Jersey

Back of Jersey, Training Gear, Socks

Jersey Minor

John Singleton Group

Schofield King Lawyers

Front of Shorts

The Henson
Back of Shorts

Sydney Park Hotel
Back of Shorts

Sports Medicine Institute
Medical Services & Rehabilitation

Label Plus
Major Sponsor

Arista Technologies
Technology Partner

Newtown Jets respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the Land and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on and that the land area encompassing Henson Park traditionally belonged to the Gadigal people of the Eora nation.