Henson Park            (Wilson Blacklock Cup)

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Ken Wilson displays the Newtown Jets team jersey at the 2020 season launch. (Newtown RLFC)
Ken Wilson displays the Newtown Jets team jersey at the 2020 season launch. (Newtown RLFC)

The Newtown RLFC pays a fitting farewell to the greatly-admired and respected Ken Wilson

A huge crowd of former and present-day Newtown RLFC players, officials and supporters were at the Revesby Workers Club on Friday afternoon (20th January) to attend the memorial service of the late Ken Wilson.

The entire occasion was most certainly a superb farewell to one of the Newtown club’s greatest products and also a splendid tribute to the members of the extended Wilson family.

As the noted Newtown RLFC historian Terry Williams observed on Friday, Ken Wilson’s record at the Newtown club includes two reserve grade premierships (in 1970 and 1974); a first grade grand final appearance in 1981; team captain of what proved to be the last-ever Newtown first grade team in 1983; kicker of the field-goal in Newtown’s 1-0 victory over St George in 1973 (the only 1-0 victory thus far in first grade rugby league history); played in the 0-0 draw with Canterbury-Bankstown in 1982; the record first grade points scorer in the history of the Newtown RLFC with 1001 points; played 150 first grade games with Newtown between 1971-1974 and 1979 to 1983 (he played with Port Kembla in 1975 and Penrith from 1976 to 1978).

Ken Wilson is carried from the field by team-mates Geoff Coburn (left) and Mal Graham following what was Newtown’s last-ever appearance in a NSWRL first grade rugby league match. (Terry Williams)
Ken Wilson kicks the winning field goal in Newtown’s 1-0 victory in 1973 (Rugby League Week).

Ken Wilson will be forever remembered as one of the most significant and effective players in the Newtown club’s years in the NSWRL first grade competition.

Warren Ryan (left), Ken Wilson (centre) and Phil Gould at a Newtown RLFC function in 2011. (Photo by Mike Biboudis /
Ken Wilson speaking at a Newtown RLFC centenary occasion in 2008 (Gary Sutherland)

Rest in Peace Ken Wilson, 1951 – 2022.

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Newtown Jets Team List v Penrith Panthers Sat 25th May, 2024

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Newtown Jets Team List v Newcastle Knights Sun 19th May 2024

Newtown Jets fullback Kade Dykes (in possession) was in superb form on Sunday, scoring three tries, including the winning try in the last ninety seconds of the game. Other Newtown players in the photo are (from the left) Sam Healey, Jackson Ferris and Khaled Rajab. Photo: Mario Facchini/mafphotography

Jets snatch victory in the last ninety seconds of the game

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Newtown Jets Team List v Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles Sun 12th May 2024

Newtown Jets back-rower Billy Burns bursts through the Dragons defence on Saturday. Jets centre and goal-kicker Mawene Hiroti is at the left of the photo. Photo: Mario Facchini, mafphotography)

Second half points surge puts the Jets back in the winner’s circle

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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.