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The Newtown Rugby League Football Club is pleased to announce that Life Membership of Australia?s oldest Rugby League club was awarded to our Official Patron, John Singleton, at the Jets? 2005 season launch held at the Petersham RSL Club on Wednesday evening, March 9th.
John Singleton has been the Patron of the Newtown RLFC since 1995, and first became involved with the club back in 1977. He was instrumental in the club?s revival and recruitment campaign that saw the battling Jets surge into the 1981 NSW Rugby League first grade Grand Final. John has remained a staunch friend of the club ever since those heady days, and his generosity to both the club and to the many friends he has made through his association with the Jets continues to this day. He takes particular interest in the club?s fortunes in the NSW Rugby League?s high standard VB Premier League and Jim Beam Cup competitions, and is very supportive of Newtown?s current partnership with the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks.
His Life Membership was well received by the crowd in excess of 300, which included Rugby League identities such as John Raper, Tom Raudonikis, John Peard, Bill Harrigan, Steve Rogers, Barry Pierce as well as representatives from the NRL and NSW Rugby League and many guests from Sydney business and political circles. Newtown RLFC President Barry Vining presented John with the (suitably-inscribed) original sideline bell that had signalled half-time and full-time at Henson Park from the 1940?s through to the late 1970?s.
The Newtown RLFC is proud to recognise the achievements of a tremendous Australian identity in John Singleton, who has contributed so much to Australian business and sporting life and to so many charitable causes.
Where to see the Sydney Airport Jets playing this weekend:
NSWRL VB Premier League - opening competition round
Sydney Airport Jets v Cougars at Toyota Park, Woolooware
Saturday, March 12th, 5.30pm
NSWRL Jim Beam Cup ? final selection trial
Sydney Airport Jets v Belrose at Henson Park
Sunday, March 13th, 2.30pm
Full catering services available at Henson Park on Sunday.
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