Jets end successful year on a high note
The Newtown Jets have ended a successful Rugby League season with a splendid Presentation Night and Victory Dinner on the evening of Wednesday, 21 November. The function was attended by more than 300 people and was held at the Petersham RSL Club, one of the Jets' long-term and major sponsors.
Looking back on a great year
2012 has been a remarkable year for the Jets, with the VB NSW Cup premiership victory being Newtown's highest-level of Rugby League success in 38 years. The Jets won the NSW Rugby League reserve grade premiership back in 1974, with the former reserve grade competition being a forerunner of the present-day NSW Cup.
An exhilarating journey
The extraordinary manner in which the 2012 NSW Cup premiership was won is worth revisiting.
The Jets finished in seventh place on the final NSW Cup competition table, and had to win a succession of sudden death elimination finals to qualify for the Grand Final.
Nothing could stand in the Jets' way as they won one thrilling finals encounter after another, backed up all the way by an army of vociferous supporters.
The Jets met another NSW Rugby League 1908 foundation club, the Balmain Tigers, in the VB NSW Cup Grand Final at ANZ Stadium on Sunday, 30 September.
The premiership decider was another thriller, with the Jets coming from behind late in the game to triumph by 22-18.
More than 600,000 viewers across eastern Australia watched the NSW Cup Grand Final on Channel 9, a record viewing audience for this competition.
Players and volunteers recognised
Several speakers on the night pointed to the special qualities of the Newtown Jets club, highlighting the old club's exceptional contribution to the Rugby League game, to the community and indeed to Sydney folklore.
Due credit and sincere thanks were also made to all the Newtown club's sponsors, who through their generosity and loyalty keep the famous royal blue colours running around in a high-standard Rugby League competition.
Welcoming our 105th year with confidence and expectation
This well-attended and exuberant function brought to a fitting end what has been one of the greatest seasons in the club's 104-year history.
The 2013 Rugby League season has already commenced with training sessions underway, and with the Newtown Jets players, coaching staff, officials, members and supporters looking towards another new season with confidence and high expectations.
Enjoy the night's highlights in Gary Sutherland's Victory Dinner and Awards Night photo gallery.
Preview the 2012 Journey of the Jets on Youtube - A DVD of the limited edition long-playing video, 2012 Journey of the Jets, was given to each attendee at the dinner and will be available soon from Jets Clothing and local Jets outlets.
Did you miss the 2012 action?
Then make sure you catch the 2013 action at Jets home games
at Henson Park next year!
Make a commitment to this great club
by taking out a 2013 Newtown Jets membership.
There are membership options to suit everyone,
from season tickets for the whole season or just a few games,
to memberships for families, kids and remote supporters -
those supporters out there in the Newtown diaspora!
And in the meantime...
relive the great escape moments
on the road to Victory!
And why not sing along with "Newtown, Newtown" in anticipation of another exciting season!
Epitomising the Newtown spirit
Club persons of the year
Outstanding Service Award
Delivering the gameday experience
The Fred Daly Memorial Shield
Leading Points Scorer
Mark Kheirallah (9 tries, 52 goals = 140 points)
Leading Try Scorer
Daniel Tupou (21 tries)
Most Improved Player
Most Consistent Player
Players' Player Award
Best and Fairest
Providing vital gameday support
Ball Boys' Award
Medical Services Award
Dr. Leanne Hutchison
Sharing the Newtown story -
Publicity & communication
Social Media Award (Twitter)
Social Media Award (Facebook)
Web Mistress Award