Round 5 Newsletter

Fellow Glebeites,

There’s plenty to update you on ahead of an historic weekend for the club.

The Dirty Reds maintained their unbeaten start to the season, defeating St Marys 42-22 at Goddard Park on the weekend. Guildford’s loss to Mounties means Glebe-Burwood is now alone at the top-of-the-table after four rounds.

The details of Saturday’s win are as follows:

Glebe-Burwood 42 (Addison Demetriou 3, Jordan Topai-Aveai 2, Maverick Tweedie, Ahmad Ellaz tries, Demetriou kicked 7/7), defeated St Marys 22 (Christopher Aunese-Scanlon 2, Joe Vaegaau, Nathan Smith tries, Chad O’Donnell 3/4 conversions), at Goddard Park,

There were many strong performances, but the coach gave his points to:

3 – Jesse Marschke

2 – Latrell Schaumkel

1 – Willis Meehan

So after four rounds we’re on 8 points, ahead of Asquith on 7 points, Guildford 6 points and Mounties 5 points. It’s been a great start to the season. Well done to coach Aaron Zammit and everyone who has pulled on the Dirty Reds jersey so far this season.


It’s hard to believe, but this Saturday, the Dirty Reds will make their first-ever trip to Henson Park! Although Glebe and Newtown were both foundation clubs, the Bluebags didn’t make Henson Park home until 1936 – almost 7 years after Glebe exited the competition.

All that will change at 3pm on Saturday afternoon when the Dirty Reds host Hills District at the famous old ground. The match will follow the much-anticipated Frank Hyde Cup clash between Newtown and Norths. This match is the channel nine Intrust Super Premiership match of the day – hence the early kick-off, so the Dirty Reds will have the rare honour of running out after the Mighty Jets.

Aaron Zammit has once again named a strong side for Saturday’s match. It is:

2 Samiu LATU RWG
3 Lachlan STEIN RC
7 (c) Jesse MARSCHKE H/B
8 Malakai HOUMA LPR
9 Benjamin MARSCHKE HK
12 Ryan KING RSR
13 Royce TOUT LK
14 Maverick TWEEDIE INT
15 Ahmad ELLAZ INT
16 Willis MEEHAN INT
17 Jesse OFFEN INT
21 Dominic TIMOTEO INT
22 Matthew JURD INT

Hills have won just one match this season, but did down Glebe-Burwood in both matches between the two sides last season, so it should be a hotly contested affair.

The Glebe Dirty Reds merchandise tent will be there on the day (in front of the King George V Grandstand) so pop out and pick up the latest Glebe merchandise.

Belrose Eagles and injuries

Glebe’s Fijian flyer Jowasa Drodrolagi has been selected in the Belrose Eagles side for Sunday’s Sydney Shield clash with Hills at Lionel Watts. He’s likely to be joined by Jokatama Dokonivalu who played his first game for 2018 with the Eagles last weekend. Former Dragons and Roosters prop Kem Seru is also a chance of playing after returning from paternity leave.

Ray Lesoa (illness), Jackson Garlick (sternum) and Latrell Robinson (ankle). All are expected back in round 6.

And congratulations to Addison Demetriou who has been called up to the Newtown squad for their clash with Norths!

2018 Home matches

Below are the remaining Glebe-Burwood home matches this season. Season ticket holders are reminded to bring your game day tickets to all Henson Park matches and present them to the Gate Attendants for access.

RD 5 v Hills District, Henson Park, 3pm Saturday, May 5th

RD 7 v Guildford, Henson Park, 11am Saturday May 19th

RD 10 v Mounties, Henson Park, 1pm Saturday, June 16th

RD 12 v Blacktown Workers, Henson Park, 3pm Saturday, June 30th

RD 14 v Wests Magpies, Goddard Park, 2pm Sunday, July 15th

RD 17 v Cabramatta, Henson Park, 1pm, Saturday, August 4th

RD 19 v Penrith Brothers, Henson Park 1pm, Saturday, August 18th

RD 20 v Wentworthville, Henson Park 1pm, Saturday, August 25th

Sponsorship news

A big thank you to our latest player sponsor Loudon + Vaughan Private Wealth. You can check out their services on their facebook page ( Welcome aboard Warren and David!

A big thank you to all our sponsors headed up by major sponsor Club York, platinum sponsor PTC, gold sponsor Ladbrokes and silver sponsors Garlo’s Pies, Pain Away and Loan Market Burwood on the jersey this season. Thanks to one and all.

New Website!

You can check out all the latest Dirty Reds news on our brand spanking new website . Please check it out and let us know what you think!


The best way to show your support for the Dirty Reds is to take out a membership. There are membership packages to suit every budget. You can find all the information you need right here – . If you have any questions, please contact .


The full range of Glebe Dirty Reds merchandise is now available for purchase. We now stock supporter flags as well! Visit the website for details


Volunteers played a big role in our success in 2017 and we will need your help and support once again in 2018.

We are now seeking volunteers for our clash with Guildford at Henson Park on Saturday, May 19th. This is an early kick-off – 11am – so

We need people for the following roles:

– Scoreboard attendants

– Ground announcer

– Merchandise salespeople

If you can help, please do get in touch via email – .

That’s it for this week. We will have plenty more for you in the week’s ahead – including details of our Major Club function for 2018! Until then – up the Dirty Reds!

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