Almanac Rugby League: Newtown RLFC ‘characters’

Newtown RLFC, the Jets, have a long and proud history. Here is a collection of photos of some of the characters who pulled on the famous blue jersey over the years.

Almanac Rugby League: The suburban game

Mario Facchini’s gorgeous photograph captures the delights of suburban rugby league at Henson Park as well as aspects of the changing face of the game.

Almanac Rugby League: Sunset at Henson Park

If every picture tells a story, Glen Dwyer from the Newtown RLFC captured the concept perfectly with a stunning photo from Henson Park last weekend.

Almanac Rugby League: Meeting Tommy Raudonikis after the 1981 Grand Final

Wayne Ball goes back to his childhood to recall his memory of ‘the people’s champion’, Tommy Raudonikis.

Almanac Rugby League: …and then Tommy scored

As his tribute on the passing of Tommy Raudonikis, Neill Jones revisits that day in 1981 when Tommy starred for the Newtown Bluebaggers but could not stop Parramatta from winning the Grand Final.

Almanac Book Review: ‘Taking it to the Streets – the Second Life of the Newtown RLFC’ by Glen Dwyer

Following our introduction to Glen Dwyer’s book on the Newtown RLFC last week, we present this review by experienced rugby league writer and commentator Dave Hadfield.

Almanac Rugby League Books: ‘Taking it to the Streets – The Second Life of the Newtown RLFC’ by Glen Dwyer

The Footy Almanac is happy to introduce Glen Dwyer’s 2019 publication ‘Taking It To The Streets – The Second Life of the Newtown RLFC’. Glen’s work reinforces our Almanac notion that sport is important, no matter the level at which it is played!