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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

The Henson is a community-driven hotel – supporting, supplying and serving the best from the local neighbourhood.

Located on the corner of Illawarra Road and Chapel Street in Marrickville, The Henson is literally a stone’s throw from the Woodland Street entrance at the top of Henson Park hill.

Both the front bar, back garden and bistro of The Henson are traditional meeting-places for Newtown Jets supporters, both before and after home games at Henson Park.

The Newtown RLFC is pleased to acknowledge the owners, management and staff of The Henson for their generous sponsorship of our club.

Scott Sorensen & Kurt Capewell – distinguished Newtown RLFC alumni.

Congratulations to two distinguished Newtown Jets alumni – Scott Sorensen and Kurt Capewell.

The Newtown RLFC is pleased to congratulate the Penrith Panthers on their hard-won NRL Premiership title at Suncorp Stadium on Sunday, 3rd October.

Well done to both the Panthers and the South Sydney Rabbitohs for turning on such an outstanding NRL Grand Final occasion.

Our club is also proud to acknowledge the stalwart contributions of both Scott Sorensen and Kurt Capewell to Penrith’s victory.

Scott played for Newtown in 2019 and was a major contributor to the Jets 20-15 Canterbury Cup Grand Final victory against Wentworthville on Sunday, 29th September. One week later Scott led the Jets to a memorable 20-16 NRL State Championship against the Queensland premiers, Burleigh Bears.

Kurt Capewell had an outstanding season with the Newtown Jets in 2016. Hailing originally from Charleville in western Queensland, Kurt won the Newtown RLFC Best and Fairest award and Brian Moore Shield for 2016, and was a key player in Newtown’s progress to the preliminary final stage after the club had missed qualifying for the finals in 2014 and 2015.

The Newtown Jets congratulate both Scott and Kurt for achieving the magnificent honour of playing in the 2021 NRL premiership-winning team, and we wish both men all the best for the future.

They will always be very welcome guests back at Henson Park on any future occasion.

Former Newtown Jet Ronaldo Mulitalo wins the prestigious 2021 Ken Stephen Medal.

Thousands of Jets fans will remember flamboyant winger and centre Ronaldo Mulitalo’s exciting displays for the Newtown Jets in 2019 when he thrilled crowds at Henson Park and other Canterbury Cup venues with many scintillating tries. He was a member of both the 2019 Canterbury Cup premiership-winning team and the NRL State Championship title-winning squad.

Ronaldo moved up into the Cronulla Sharks NRL squad in 2020 and 2021, and this year won the NSWRL Ken Stephen Medal for his selfless community work.

“Ronnie” is very proud also of his time at Newtown, as shown by the quote in the accompanying photo.
For his outstanding work in the community and the selfless manner in which he embraces and engages with everyone he comes into contact with, Ronaldo has been awarded the Ken Stephen Medal for 2021.

He was announced as the winner prior to the kick-off of the NRL Grand Final on Sunday, 3rd October:  https://www.sharks.com.au/news/2021/10/03/ronaldo-the-ken-stephen-medal-winner-for-2021/

Proud Newtown Jets supporter Chrys Meader wins the Inner-West Citizen of the Year award.

This year’s winner of the Inner-West Citizen of the Year award, Chrys Meader, certainly has extended links to the inner-west region of Sydney – her family’s connections to the inner-west go back 170 years!

Chrys was a long-standing Marrickville Council librarian and historian, and she is a very proud, life-long Newtown Jets supporter. Her late father Charlie had a special link with Henson Park – he was the head groundsman of Newtown’s revered home ground for many years.

Congratulations to Chrys on her community award from everyone at the Newtown RLFC.

This link gives more information of her award:  https://www.innerwestreview.com.au/story/7328316/passionate-teller-of-inner-west-stories-is-citizen-of-the-year/

And one last word to Chrys – that’s a great T-shirt you’re wearing in the Inner West Review article!

Popular Jets halfback from the Metro Cup years is still involved in rugby league.

Trevor Schodel was a quicksilver halfback with the Newtown Jets for the latter part of the 1993 season and then for both years in 1994 and 1995.

He played a key role (and scored a sizzling long-distance try) in Newtown’s 26-8 demolition of Wentworthville in the 1995 Metro Cup first grade grand final played at Leichhardt Oval.

He had previously played with Cronulla-Sutherland and the Canberra Raiders and was a member of the 1991 Queensland State of Origin squad.

Trevor returned to Newtown in the 2000 season when the Jets had moved up into the NSWRL First Division competition (now the Knock-On Effect NSW Cup).

He has remained closely involved in rugby league ever since – coaching junior representative teams and senior teams in the Illawarra and Group 6 competitions, along with other activities.

His latest appointment is as the senior coach of the Southern Highlands Storm RLFC in the Group 7 competition: https://www.facebook.com/highlandsstormseniors/

Congratulations Trevor on your magnificent and continued contributions to the best interests of our rugby league game!

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Newtown RLFC Assistant Coach Tony Barnes talks with the Jets players at the first break during Saturday's trial match at the Morry Breen Field, Wyong. Photo: Steven Russo

Jets late try snatches victory from the Knights

Image: Steven Russo

Birthday greetings to the mighty Newtown Rugby League Football Club!

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Best wishes for Christmas and for 2024 from the Newtown Jets to all of our members, supporters and friends in the world of Rugby League football.

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Newtown Jets Garage Sale / Fan Day on Saturday, 25th November at Henson Park – plus a special pre-Christmas Trading Day on Saturday, 2nd December at 43-45 Carrington Road, Marrickville!

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.

Australian Mutual Bank
Front of Jersey

Petersham RSL
Back of Jersey

Deicorp
Back of Jersey, Training Gear, Socks

Invisi-Gard
Jersey Minor

John Singleton Group
Sleeve

Schofield King Lawyers
Sleeve

Coverforce
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.