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The Newtown Jets and the De La Salle JRLFC announce a rugby league partnership

The Newtown RLFC is pleased to announce the formation of a footballing partnership with the De La Salle Junior Rugby League Football Club.

The De La Salle JRLFC was established in 1962 and is the biggest club in the Cronulla-Sutherland Junior Rugby League, with more than 800 registered players and 60 teams across all age divisions.

De La Salle’s senior team now plays in the high-standard Mojo Homes Illawarra Cup (the former Illawarra Rugby League first grade competition) against well-known clubs such as Illawarra Western Suburbs, Thirroul, Collegians, Helensburgh, Dapto and Corrimal.

De La Salle finished fourth on the 2022 Mojo Homes Illawarra Cup competition table and were eliminated at the minor semi-final stage.

In conjunction with Newtown’s successful partnership with the Cronulla Sharks NRL franchise, this new alliance with the De La Salle club in the Illawarra competition provides an excellent pathway for the De La Salle juniors upwards and into the Newtown NSW Cup ranks, with the ultimate aim of winning places in the Cronulla Sharks NRL squad.

The De La Salle Illawarra Cup squad will provide a pool of reserves for Newtown’s NSW Cup team and also a means by which surplus Newtown Jets NSW Cup players can maintain match fitness.

The De La Salle JRLFC has a proud record of achievement in the Cronulla-Sutherland Junior Rugby League and has produced quite a number of players who have played with Newtown in the past or in recent times.

Such names include Steve Hansard, Luke Metcalf, Kade Dykes, Kurt Dillon, Sam Stonestreet, Jayden Walker, Tyla Tamou, Jack A. Williams (who captained Newtown in that glorious 2019 NSWRL Canterbury Cup premiership victory), Jayden McDonagh, Chris McPherson, Ben Lucas, Simon Davies, Luke Sant and Isaac Longmuir.

Former De La Salle players who played with Newtown in the club’s successful Metropolitan Cup era include Craig Shaw, Luke Carnegie, Jeff Withers and Luke Taper.

Former Newtown players who have coached at the De La Salle JRLFC with considerable distinction include Brendan Mooney, Tony Catton and Bluebags icon Bob Carnegie.

Another strong link between De La Salle and Newtown is the long-serving livewire official John Little, who was a Director with Newtown between 2000 and 2005, and has been a senior official with De La Salle from 2006 to the present day.

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.