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Jets Well Represented in Sunday?s Federation Shield Final
The Newtown Jets will be well-represented in the inaugural Rugby League International Federation Shield final between England and Tonga, to be played on Sunday at the Halton Stadium, Widnes.
The three Paea brothers ? Lelea, Lopini and Mickey ? will be key players in Tonga?s spirited challenge for the Federation Shield, along with the Sydney Roosters centre David Pangai who is very likely to be a regular in Newtown?s 2007 VB Premier League team. Another Tongan player with a Newtown pedigree is their team captain Solomon Haumono, who was a member of a Newtown under 15?s junior premiership team way back in 1990 along with the multi-talented Anthony Mundine. Big ?Solo? now plays with the London Harlequins in the English Super League.
The Paea brothers all had huge games in Tonga?s 48-10 win over France at Castres last Sunday which guaranteed the Tongan boys a place in the Federation Shield final and a good chance of upsetting title favourites England.
The Annual Newtown Festival is on This Sunday
There will be plenty of Newtown merchandise available at Sunday?s Annual Newtown Festival, the biggest and undoubtedly most bizarre of all of Sydney?s colourful community carnivals. The Festival is on from 10.00am to 5.30pm this Sunday, 12th November in the Camperdown Memorial Park (corner of Australia and Lennox Streets, Newtown). Livewire Jets Director John Lynch claims that every conceivable aberration and deviancy in human behaviour is on display at each year?s Newtown Festival, so what better place for the popular lines of Newtown merchandise to be on show! There will be two separate Newtown merchandise stalls in different sections of the park to take advantage of the anticipated 100,000 people in attendance. Why not get along for a great day?s entertainment and the chance to get some fabulous Newtown Jets merchandise as Christmas presents?
Places Still Available for the Frank ?Bumper? Farrell Golf Classic (Wednesday, 15th November)
You can still book a place as an individual player or as a team for next Wednesday?s ?Bumper? Farrell Golf Classic at Marrickville Golf Club. Newtown?s last Rugby League international Phil Sigsworth will be playing and he is sure to bring along a few identities from the FOGS organisation (the former NSW State of Origin ex-players? organisation that does such great work for various charities).
Ring Jenny Grosvenor at the Newtown RLFC office now on 1300 36 36 90 to reserve your place. Bookings close at 5.00pm on Monday, 13th November.
Newtown RLFC and Jets Sports Club ? Annual General Meetings
A reminder for all financial members about the upcoming Newtown Rugby League Football Club and Jets Sports Club?s annual general meetings to be both held on Sunday, 26th November at the Jets Sports Club, Holbeach Avenue, Tempe. The Newtown RLFC AGM kicks off at 10.00am to be followed by the Jets Sports Club AGM. Please make every effort to get along to these important meetings.
The Jets and the Roosters Are Back in Harness for 2007
Training has commenced for the 2007 season, with all Roosters contracted players (with the exception of those on Tri-Nations and Federation Shield representative duties) reporting for training last Monday (November 6th) at Wentworth Park. Newtown Jets VB Premier League coach for 2007 Paul Young and his newly-appointed assistant coach Greg Matterson were both in attendance and in close consultation with the Sydney Roosters Head Coach Chris Anderson and his staff.