THE Annual Back To Newtown Day is on at Henson Park this Saturday, July 20, when the Newtown Jets host the Balmain Tigers in the NSWRL First Division competition.
This is the occasion when all Newtown and Marrickville area friends and neighbours, past and present, can rendezvous at Henson Park to catch up on old times, while watching a traditional inner city Newtown - Balmain local derby.
The community reunion concept extends to all Newtown and Marrickville area schoolmates, former work colleagues, and of course former Newtown Junior League and CYO teammates.
Tell all your friends about the Back To Newtown Day, and make sure you all get together at old Henson Park for a few drinks and a lot of laughs - and of course to see Newtown, under the coaching of one of the great Jets of all time, Colin Murphy, really serve it up to the Tigers!
First Division kicks off at 3.00 p.m., and the Metro Cup curtain-raiser at 1.15 p.m.
See you there!
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VODAFONE Warriors chief executive officer Mick Watson announced today the signing of 18-year old Dallas Rennie from the Hibiscus Coast club of Auckland.
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TONIE Carroll has signed with the Brisbane Broncos for two season after enjoying two years in England, playing for glamour club Leeds.
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