You’re never too young (or too old) to help Keep the Jets Flying!
Once again we call upon Newtown supporters everywhere to contribute $100 to become a Keep The Jets Flying member. Just like little Lily, you will receive special access to a stream of memorabilia that will last a lifetime – one that will enable you to relive what was one of the greatest years in our club’s history. You might not be able to watch any Newtown Jets games this year but you can relive the glory of last season. JOIN HERE .
This past week’s Member’s Badge winner was that rock-solid Newtown Jets supporter, Brian White, member number 229. Brian’s prize was a copy of Taking It To The Streets – The Second Life of the Newtown RLFC by Glen Dwyer, along with a copy of club historian Terry Williams’ Through Blue Eyes – A Pictorial History of Newtown RLFC – and he also won a Newtown Jets cap and two Jets stubby holders!
Taking It To the Streets – The Second Life of the Newtown RLFC is available at the following Sydney bookshops:
Better Read Than Dead, 265 King Street, Newtown; Berkelouw’s in Norton Street, Leichhardt; the Hill of Content bookshop at 275 Darling Street, Balmain; both Gleebooks stores, at 49 Glebe Point Road, Glebe and at 536 Marrickville Road, Dulwich Hill; Dymock’s at 424-430 George Street, Sydney; Dymock’s in the Broadway Shopping Centre; Abbey’s at 131 York Street, Sydney; and also at Harry Hartog’s in the Westfield Shopping Centre in Bondi Junction.
Taking It To The Streets and Through Blue Eyes are also directly for sale from the Newtown RLFC office at 14 Rich Street, Marrickville during business hours, plus you can purchase either book over the phone by calling 9052 6980. Both books can be bought online by using this website: www.newtownjetsclothing.com.au
Taking It To The Streets has received favourable reviews from a wide array of well-qualified rugby league and media identities, such as Roy Masters, Ian Heads, Phil Gould, Sydney radio legend Ron E Sparks, pre-eminent UK authors and commentators Harry Edgar and Dave Hadfield, plus special endorsement from the man rated by Frank Hyde as one of the greatest rugby league players of all time, the legendary Great Britain halfback Alex Murphy!
Through Blue Eyes was rated by the highly-regarded rugby league author and journalist Malcolm Andrews as being one of the best of the large number of rugby league club histories that were published in 2008.
We’ve received greetings and good wishes to our club from two former Jets players who made a great impact with Newtown in the first decade of the 21st century:
Big Mark Tookey played with the Jets in 2000, when the club was partnered with the Auckland Warriors franchise. Mark now lives on the Gold Coast and remembers his one season at Henson Park with considerable affection.
Best wishes were also received from Sean Rudder, who had two excellent seasons with Newtown in 2008 and 2009. Sean now lives in Victoria and won various club awards in his time with the Jets, and was also selected as the lock-forward in the best-ever Newtown Jets composite team from the years 2000 to 2019. You can read about these two best-ever composite teams for 1991-1999 and for 2000-2019 in Taking It To The Streets.
You’ll have some material for rugby league trivia nights with this extensive list.
Here are all the players who have played with the Newtown Jets at some stage of their rugby league careers, and who are listed in the ranks of the full-time NRL squad members and full-time NRL development players for nearly all of the 2020 NRL clubs: –
Brisbane Broncos: Jack Bird;
Canberra Raiders: Michael Oldfield, Iosia Soliola
Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs: Dylan Napa
Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks: Blayke Brailey, Jayson Bukuya, Braden Hamlin-Uele, Sione Katoa, William Kennedy, Billy Magoulias, Kayleb Milne, Ronaldo Mulitalo, Briton Nikora, Jesse Ramien, Toby Rudolf, Scott Sorensen, Cruz Topai-Aveai, Braydon Trindall, Jack Williams, Teig Wilton, Bronson Xerri, Josh Carr, Jackson Ferris, Kyle Patterson, Daniel Vasquez, Jack A. Williams.
Gold Coast Titans: Nil
Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles: Tony Williams
Melbourne Storm: Ryley Jacks, Isaac Lumelume.
Newcastle Knights: Aidan Guerra, Edrick Lee, Tautau Moga, Mitchell Pearce.
North Queensland Cowboys: Nil
Parramatta Eels: Kane Evans, Brad Takairangi
Penrith Panthers: Kurt Capewell.
South Sydney Rabbitohs: Kurt Dillon, Ethan Lowe.
St George-Illawarra Dragons: Nil.
Sydney Roosters: Mitchell Aubusson, Boyd Cordner, Kyle Flanagan, Jake Friend, Isaac Liu, Sio Siua Taukeiaho, Daniel Tupou.
New Zealand Warriors: Taane Milne, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck.
Wests Tigers: B J (Joey) Leilua.
Once again the Newtown RLFC has proven what a first-class developmental base it is for top-level rugby league football!