Meet the Locals

Meet the locals: John Trad's love of life and the Newtown Jets

By As Told to Sarah Maguire
Updated April 6 2022 - 8:16am, first published 8:00am
John Trad at Henson Park.

"I started off with the Newtown Jets when I was 7-8 years old, because I lived not far from Henson Park. We would always go and watch the Jets play. We'd jump the fence and get in. We never had any money.

We used to watch the Paul Hogan show - I loved Paul Hogan - and he'd always come out in the Jets socks and Jets jersey. When he met Queen Elizabeth, he had on the tightest AFL shorts you've ever seen, and the Jets socks pulled all the way up to his knees. One day we went to watch Newtown play and we saw Paul Hogan there. We shook his hand! We were excited.

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