Jets

ROUND 12 - SATURDAY 25TH MAY

 3:00pm

         Henson Park            (Wilson Blacklock Cup)

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webMark Wright - Newtown RLFC

Vale Mark Wright

The Newtown RLFC regrets to announce the passing of former player Mark Wright on 11th September 2017.

Mark had been unwell for some time prior to his passing.

He is to be buried in Moree, his old home town and the resting place of his parents.

The Wright family would be most appreciative of any assistance from Mark’s former Newtown team-mates and Jets supporters with defraying the funeral and transport costs.

The Go Fund Me page for Mark Wright’s funeral is: gf.me/u/cucvmu

Mark was a product of the Moree RLFC in north-western NSW, and he was graded with the Newtown Jets in 1974. He possessed blistering speed and showed great promise in his debut season at Henson Park, scoring the winning try in Newtown’s 6-5 victory over Eastern Suburbs in the 1974 reserve grade grand final.

He played regular first grade as a centre and winger between 1975 and 1979. In 1975 he began the season in such mercurial form he won selection for City Seconds and then for NSW – all with only eight games of first grade experience. Mark went on to play 78 first grade games with Newtown and scored 34 tries, a remarkable strike rate in a team that was going through an extremely lean period.

Proof of his blinding pace came in 1977 when he won the rugby league footballers’ sprint race at the SCG, against a talented field that contained several noted fliers.

After leaving Newtown he played with Corrimal in the Illawarra district competition in 1980, and in that same year he was selected as captain of the NSW Country Firsts representative team.

The Newtown RLFC extends sincere condolences to his family members.

Funeral Notice

Tuesday 19th September at 3pm

All Saints Anglican Church

101 Boston Street, Moree

Then onto Moree Cemetery for Burial

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

Newtown second-rower and team captain Billy Burns (in possession) was in top form as the Jets ran up a big win over the Newcastle Knights. Tom Rodwell (in the headgear) is in the background.
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Jets in biggest win of the season as they run riot in the second half

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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.