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This week we gratefully acknowledge the staunch support of the Coverforce organisation, who have been sponsoring the Newtown RLFC since 2014

Coverforce – Smart Insurance Solutions.

Coverforce is Australia’s largest privately-owned insurance broker, with the responsibility of protecting the financial futures of thousands of businesses and their employees throughout Australia.

Along with valued support for the Newtown Jets, Coverforce proudly supports a range of organisations including the Royal Flying Doctor Service, St Vincents Prostate Cancer Centre and the Asbestos Diseases Foundation, along with an array of other worthy causes.

The continued existence of the Newtown Rugby League Football Club is only made possible with the generous and ongoing help from our dedicated group of sponsors.

The 1981 NSWRL First Grade Grand Final – Reimagined.

This weekend marks 40 years since Newtown and Parramatta played in the 1981 NSWRL first grade grand final.

Despite Newtown’s narrow loss in that match, it represents a pivotal moment in our club’s history.

Bearing in mind the travails that the Newtown RLFC went through in the mid to late 1970s, then followed by the thrilling ascent up the competition table in 1980 and 1981 culminating in the grand final appearance, qualifying for the 1981 premiership decider was truly an extraordinary achievement.

The 1981 grand final will be broadcast on the Newtown RLFC Facebook site (www.facebook.com/newtownrlfc) at 3.00pm this Sunday afternoon, 26th September.

Tom Raudonikis scores in the 1981 NSWRL First Grade Grand Final.

Strange quirks of rugby league history.

Manly-Warringah go into tonight’s NRL preliminary final against South Sydney and a possible place in the 2021 NRL grand final after having lost the first four games of their 2021 competition rounds.

The last team to qualify for a grand final place and who had lost their first four competition games was the Newtown Bluebags team of 1933. Captained by the redoubtable Keith Ellis and coached by 1910 Newtown RLFC premiership-winning team member Charles “Boxer” Russell, Newtown went on to beat St George 18-5 to claim the 1933 NSWRL premiership title.

Newtown RLFC – 1933 First Grade premiership winning team.

Here’s Newtown Jets Director Alby Talarico with his weekly journey through history on SEN 1170 – and this week his history and trivia podcast has a nice link to the Jets:
https://player.whooshkaa.com/episode?id=905739

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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
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Schofield King Lawyers
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Coverforce
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The Henson
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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.