City Ford Rockdale are proud to be apart of the Newtown Jets and their affiliation with the Cronulla Sharks.

The Newtown Jets have officially become the feeder club for Cronulla in rugby league’s latest joint venture.

The agreement, for a term of three years, will result in the Cronulla NSW Cup team playing under Newtown’s name, jersey and colours predominantly out of Henson Park. The development comes after the Roosters opted to end their nine-season association with the Jets this year.

Contracted Sharks players not playing in first grade will now represent the foundation club.

[“We look forward to joining with the Newtown Jets”: Cronulla Sharks CEO Steve Noyce.]

“We look forward to joining with the Newtown Jets”: Cronulla Sharks CEO Steve Noyce. Photo: Ryan Pierse

“The Newtown club looks forward to our new joint venture with the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks. We are confident of ensuring that our new partnership with the Sharks will work for the benefit of both clubs,” said long-serving Newtown RLFC Director and major sponsor Terry Rowney.

“The Newtown Jets also look forward to playing a major role in the Cronulla Sharks winning their first NRL premiership. There are many players in the NRL and English Super League competitions today who have worn Newtown’s royal blue jersey in the developmental stages of their senior careers, and our objective in this new partnership is to fully support the Cronulla-Sutherland NRL team in their quest for their first NRL premiership victory.

“The Newtown Jets believe that the future is very exciting for both of our clubs and we cannot wait for this new partnership to get underway”.

Cronulla chief executive Steve Noyce, who was involved with the Jets during his stint as Roosters CEO, added: “The Newtown Jets are a well-run organisation with good people involved, a Foundation Club with plenty of history and tradition. I’m thrilled that we have been able to bring this partnership together and we look forward to joining with the Newtown Jets in becoming a competitive force in the VB NSW Cup next year”.
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