Newtown scrap Jim Beam side

The Board of the Newtown Rugby League Football Club has announced that the club will not be fielding a team in the 2007 NSWRL Jim Beam Cup competition.

This decision has been made following a thorough review of the club?s internal structure and scope of operations, and is done with the intention of making the most efficient usage of the club?s financial and logistical resources.

The Newtown RLFC will be concentrating its efforts on participating in the NSWRL VB Premier League competition as part of the club?s successful and continuing partnership with the Sydney Roosters RLFC.

The Newtown club?s 2007 season will commence in February with trial matches against North Sydney, Balmain and Parramatta.