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Saturday, June 17th 2006
VB Premier League
Newtown v Western Suburbs
Curtain-Raisers at Henson Park on Saturday:
11.00am ? Sydney Women?s Rugby League ? Newtown Jetettes v Windsor She-Wolves;
12.00 and 1.15pm ? NSW Tertiary Education Rugby League competition matches.
Match Day Sponsor: The Carlisle Castle Hotel, Albermarle Street, Newtown
The inaugural Tom Raudonikis Cup, for competition between the two clubs that Tom played for with such commitment and distinction between 1969 and 1982, will be presented by the man himself at the completion of Saturday?s game.
Well might Newtown approach Saturday?s match with extreme caution as the Magpies are coming off the upset of the 2006 VB Premier League season, when they comfortably defeated the high-flying Manly-Warringah at Brookvale last Friday night. There is nothing the John Dorahy-coached Magpies would love better than to make it two wins in a row by beating their old foes the Jets at Henson Park. In such an even competition as this year?s VB Premier League, every game is a must-win game for the Newtown Jets. There may be late changes to the Newtown team dependant upon how well the Roosters contingent from State of Origin II on Wednesday night shapes up for the weekend.
Newtown?s VB Premier League team to play Western Suburbs at Henson Park, 3:00pm, 17th June:
1. Aidan Kirk, 2. Aaron Lai, 3. Lelea Paea, 4. Sam Perrett, 5. Troy Malcolm, 6. Jamie Soward, 7. Josh Lewis, 8. Glenn Hall, 9. John Doyle, 10. Mickey Paea, 11. Nigel Plum, 12. Adam Schubert, 13. Mitchell Aubusson
Interchange: 15. Luke Gordon, 16. Mark Edmondson, 17. Frank-Paul Nuuausala, 18. Daniel Dumas.
Saturday, June 17th 2006
Cabramatta Sports Ground
Jim Beam Cup
Newtown v Cabramatta
A real test for the Newtown Jim Beam Cup boys given the maddening ?stop-start? nature of this year?s competition and the postponement of last Saturday?s game against the Bulls. The Cabramatta Two-Blues are the most improved team in the competition and have a good record playing at home on Saturday evenings in front of big ?fuelled-up? crowds. This game most assuredly won?t be a vicar?s tea party for either side.
The Newtown Jim Beam Cup team to play Cabramatta at the Cabramatta Sports Ground, 5.00pm, 17th June:
1. Andrew Le Breton, 2. Clint Stowers, 3. Ahmed El Masri, 4. Anton La Vin, 5. Michael Taouk, 6. Toufic Nicolas, 7. Matt Habojan, 8. Richard Parker, 9. Kiel Roberts, 10. Billy Baleilomaloma, 11. Khalid Deeb, 12. Tim Chalmers, 13. Darren Lang. Interchange: 14. Zoran Illijoski, 15. Rimini Reweti, 16. Luke Millwood, 17. TBA
Newtown?s VB Premier League fullback Aidan Kirk has been one of the most consistent performers for the Jets this season and he was in top form against North Sydney (pictured above) and last Saturday against Cronulla-Sutherland. His ability has not gone unnoticed, as he has been signed by the New Zealand Warriors for the 2007 season. Aidan assured me after last Saturday?s important win over the Sharks that he wants to help take the Jets all the way in 2006. He?s from pedigree Rugby League stock ? his father Pat and several uncles were all top footballers with Coonabarabran in Group 14 and they were also high performance professional sprinters. You can see Aidan Kirk in action against the Western Suburbs Magpies this Saturday at Henson Park.
Old time Newtown Bluebags hard-heads like Bumper Farrell, Herb Narvo and Henry Holloway might have done a double-take at the idea of women playing Rugby League at Henson Park, but here they are ? the Newtown Jetettes RLFC who have been making such an impact on the Sydney Women?s Rugby League competition of 2006. You can see the girls in the early game this Saturday at 11.00am when they take on the aptly-named Windsor She-Wolves!
Both of these photos are courtesy of the Newtown Jets quality sports photographer Gary Sutherland.
You can check out Gary?s extensive Newtown Jets 2006 action shots gallery at: www.pbase.com/gsphotography
Here?s a terrific merchandise offer from the Newtown Jets Clothing Company:
As advertised last week - by popular demand:
the Green and Gold Newtown Bluebags T-Shirt is back, better than ever!
Why not have the best of both footballing worlds?
Support both the Aussie Socceroos in the 2006 World Cup and your favourite Rugby League team, the Newtown Jets, with this classic Green and Gold T-Shirt.
Get your order in now ? these won?t last long at only $30, plus $6 postage and handling anywhere in Australia.
There is an extensive range of sizes available. These shirts, along with a wide range of quality Newtown Jets merchandise, will be on sale at Henson Park on Saturday.
The major outlet for Newtown RLFC merchandise is the Newtown Jets Clothing Company.
The major outlet is located at:
Level 3, 52 ? 60 Enmore Road
Newtown NSW 2042
(on the third floor of the @ Newtown RSL building)
Email: [email protected] or [email protected]
Ask for Genevieve or Steve.
They will only be too pleased to help you with choices from the entire range of 2006 Newtown Jets merchandise.
Credit cards (BankCard, MasterCard and Visa) and American Express all accepted.
Be sure to send this email on to all your friends to let them know where they can see the mighty Newtown Jets playing this weekend.