Mon, 29 July | Upstairs at Better Read Than Dead

Taking it to the Streets: The Second Life of the Newtown Jets

The Newtown Jets footy club is woven into the fabric of Newtown as much as Better Read Than Dead, so we're thrilled to welcome club legend Glen Dwyer to the store for the launch of Taking it to the Streets: The Second Life of the Newtown Jets. Come and join us!
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Taking it to the Streets: The Second Life of the Newtown Jets

Time & Location

29 July 2019, 6:30 pm
Upstairs at Better Read Than Dead, 265 King Street, Newtown NSW, Australia

About The Event

The Newtown Jets footy club is woven into the fabric of Newtown as much as Better Read Than Dead, so so we're thrilled to welcome Glen Dwyer to the store for the launch of Taking it to the Streets: The Second Life of the Newtown RLFC

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Come and join us. There'll be stories galore! 

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About the Book

Taking it to the Streets is an updated history of the Newtown Jets that focuses on the club’s second life in rugby league from 1991 to 2018. Along with many anecdotes, photos, interviews and observations, this book looks at how the club has survived and reinvented itself in greatly-changed times.

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Praise

“The modern saga of the club that refused to die is one of the great and inspiring tales of modern rugby league” - Ian Heads, sports journalist, author and historian.

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“This is the classic tale of re-invention, of a club that wouldn’t lie down and die” - Dave Hadfield, award-winning English rugby league journalist and author.

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“The Newtown Jets’ recent history is about passion and the Australian spirit, about overcoming adversity and surviving against the odds” … Anthony Albanese MP, Leader of the Federal Opposition.

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“This book is an important record of a landmark period in this old club’s history … the author Glen Dwyer is uniquely positioned and qualified to tell the story of Newtown’s recent history” - Terry Williams, acclaimed rugby league author, sports historian and social analyst.

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“This is the rugby league club that was consigned to oblivion in the middle 1980s, and now proudly competes again in a high standard rugby league competition. The old club attracts good crowds to its spiritual home, Henson Park, and has really connected with the modern version of inner-western Sydney and its new population” - Ron Sparks, radio broadcaster, journalist and program manager formerly with 2SM, 2UW, Triple M, 2Day FM and WSFM.

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About the Author 

When cut, Glen Dwyer bleeds in the famous colours of the Newtown Jets! He has worked for the Jets footy club for more than 25 years and has no plans to stop. He has a deep and abiding love and knowledge of the game and is a fountain of knowledge on the Jets, from its humble beginnings in 1908 up to the present day. No one is better placed to tell the story of the Jets. 

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