The Sydney Roosters - Newtown Jets
Partnership Starts To Take Shape

Both the Sydney Roosters and Newtown Jets training squads had a solid joint workout at Wentworth Park on Saturday morning. The pace never slackened as both squads worked together for nearly one and three quarter hours.

Newtown Jets coaches Paul Young and Greg Matterson were both pleased with their players training performances and the exceptional level of professionalism of the Roosters training regimen. More than 80 players (including NRL, VB Premier League, Jim Beam Cup and Jersey Flegg aspirants) participated in the session, in what is to be a regular feature of cooperation between the two clubs in their newly-forged partnership.

The formal written agreement of association between the two 1908 foundation clubs was signed at Easts Leagues Club last Wednesday. The signatories for the two parties were Michael Conn (Deputy Chairman) and Brian Canavan (Chief Executive) for the Sydney Roosters and Barry Vining (President) and Glen Dwyer (Director) for the Newtown Jets. Newtown?s General Manager Doug Keen was also present as this historic agreement between the two clubs was formalised.

The latest addition to the Newtown RLFC community of clubs, the Newtown Jetettes women?s rugby league team, held their inaugural presentation night last Saturday at the Marrickville Anzac Memorial Club. The girls expressed their thanks to the Anzac Club President Darby Boyd for helping to make it a successful evening, and also for his club?s generous assistance to the Jetettes during 2005. The Newtown girls are determined to take their club to further success and progress in the 2006 rugby league season.

Photo details:
Big Vince Mellars has shown excellent summer training form with the Sydney Roosters full-time training squad.
Photo courtesy of Gary Sutherland Photography.