A proud and strong Red + White history
There are strong historical reasons for the club’s choosing and being allowed play in the red and white. The history of Aussie Rules football in Newtown is a long one: the former Newtown Australian Football Club, (known as the Angels), were a foundation member of the (senior) NSW AFL and played in the Red & White of the old South Melbourne.
In a history of more than a hundred years, (they folded in 1987), the Blood Stained Angels played in 37 grand finals, winning 19. Photo Gallery 1 Legendary players and identities over the years included Jim Phelan, Bub Phelan, Roger Duffy, Jack Armstrong and his son John Armstong, Dennis Aitken, Gordon Bowman, Ellis Noack, SamKekovich,
boxing guru Johnny Lewis, Alan Joyce and many more. The old home ground was Erskineville Oval and there was a licensed Newtown Rules club on Cleveland Street. Photo gallery 2
In 1996 a group of local footy fans started playing social footy games at Camperdown Oval, with large bins for point posts placed on either side of the rugby uprights. These ad hoc footy games continued at Picken Oval until 1998, when on 7th February the inaugural meeting of the Newtown Australian Football Club was held at the Newtown RSL, thereby formalising the social footy scene, with the added aim of promoting the game in the Newtown area. Originally this entity was for safer adult footy, but it was agreed that a major long term objective of the club was to promote junior football, and women's participation in football. In 1999 the club fielded its first Auskick teams and in 2000 we fielded an under 10 side for the first time! Now it is history being made....
The first Committee was Eddie Greenaway President, Neill Jones Vice President, Andrew Loveridge Treasurer with Jeffrey Thomas, John McGann, David Rathbone, Brad Newell, Michael Hosking, Jenny Howard and Amanda Weston.
Over the years, the club has gone from strength to strength with our registration numbers increasing every year.
In 2007 we registered 140 players.
In 2008 we registered 180 players
In 2009 we registered 200 players
In 2010 we registered 214 players
In 2011 we registered 230 players
In 2012 we registered 302 players
In 2013 we registered 335 players
THE AUSTRALIAN GAME-Sydney Morning Herald
Tuesday March 24 1903
The tenth club to play football under the Australian rules was formed at St George's Hall, Newtown on Friday night last (20th), and a strong team was got together, some 30 names being handed in as players.The club will commence practice at once in preparation for the ensuing season. The outlook for the league and Australian football in this State is most promising, and it is apparent that the game under Australian rules is going to fill a big place in the winter sports of the community,being everywhere taken on with great enthusiasm. The formation of further clubs is engaging the active attention of the league. For further information click here: Footystats
History -2 [if you have photographs like these let me know so I can make a High Resolution copy for our archive.
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The Auskick team 2001 [link to come]
The Auskick team 2001[link to come]
Under 10's 2001[link to come]