Jets History

The Jets were formed in 1982 and over the years has been instrumental in establishing the careers of many players who went further and played for NRL Clubs, their State of Origin, Australia, or their country of Origin.  Many players have passed under the Jets Banner. The pages in this section pays homage to those players and their support staff who have played in the Green, White and Gold of Ipswich colours and belted out the team song "We are Sons of Miners"

Our first try scorer was Greg Quinn who was also Captain Coach of the 1982 side.
 

We have played at both North Ipswich Reserve and Briggs Road.

 

The Team Song

We are Green
we are White
we are bloody dynamite
we are the boys from the Ipswich Jets

We are White
we are Green
we are a mighty awesome team
we are the boys from the Ipswich Jets

We’re the sons of Miners
we work hard every day
and when we pull the boots on
we’re set and right to play

So beware when we play
don’t get in our way
we are the boys from the Ipswich Jets

Did we win
No
We romped it in.

 

Our Representative Players
Gary COYNE - Australia 2 - SOO QLD 11
Jason HETHERINGTON - Australia  2 - SOO QLD 8 
Allan LANGER - Australia 22  - SOO QLD 33 - Named in Qld SOO "Team of the Century"
Graham MACKAY - Australia 1  - SOO NSW 4
Brad MEYERS - Australia 4 - SOO QLD  3
Kerrod WALTERS - Australia 10 - SOO QLD 6
Kevin WALTERS - Australia 3 - SOO QLD 20
Chris BEATTIE - SOO QLD 3
Craig TEEVAN - SOO QLD 3
Jeremy SCHLOSS - SOO QLD 3
Chris WALKER - SOO QLD 6
 

International Players
Trevor EXTON - Papua New Guinea
Brendon LINDSAY - Scotland
Bernard LOWTHER -New Zealand
Graham MACKAY - Scotland 
Steve MATAI - New Zealand
Jamie MATHIOU - Ireland
Smith SAMAU - Samoa
Jake WEBSTER- New Zealand
Grant YOUNG - New Zealand

Australian Youth Squad U/20
Craig SPARK

Australian U/18
Kevin LANGER
Wayne SENGELMAN

Australian University 
Gavin MINZ - (Captain ) 

Australian Schoolboys
Gordon LANGTON
Gavin PAYNE
Tony WATSON

Queensland Representatives
Harry CAMERON
Bob KELLAWAY
Ray KELLY
Greg QUINN
John WHITE

Queensland Residents
Isaak AH MAU
Aaron BULOW
Luke CAPEWELL
Brad CHICKEN
Danny COBURN
Ramon FILIPINE
Glen HAGGATH
Andrew HAMILTON
Brett KAATZ
Ian LACEY
Lorenzo MAAFU
Donald MALONE
Danny McCALLISTER
Jarrod McINALLY
Nate NEALE
Ray OVENS
Steve PARCELL
Sam SMITH
Craig SPARK
Kyle WARREN
Darren WOLENS.

Queensland Country
Jeff ASH
Rod BIGGS
Steve FRANKLIN
Ray KELLY
Col LINDENBURG
Darryl MORRISSY
Ray OVENS
Don PORTER
Steve ROHL
Pat SHEPERDSON

Queensland U/21
Craig SPARK

Queensland U/19
Kelvin ALLERY
Peter DODDS
Sam SMITH
Craig SPARK
Kerrod WALTERS
Darren WOLENS`

Queensland U/18
Gavin JONES
Brett KAATZ
Allan LANGER
Steve ROHL
Franco SCARPELLI
Pat SHEPERDSON
Brett WALTERS
Kerrod WALTERS
Kevin WALTERS
Richard WATKINS
Darren WOLENS

Coaching and Admin Staff
Dud BEATTIE - Australia 12  Queensland 19
Harry CAMERON - Queensland 5
Trevor GILLMEISTER - Australia 3   SOO QLD 22
Cavill HEUGH - SOO QLD 3
Glenn LAZARUS - Australia 19 - SOO NSW 20
Danny MOORE - Australia 4 - SOO QLD 4
Gary PARCELL - Australia 6 Queensland 14
Tom RAUDONIKUS - Australia 20 - SOO NSW 24
Darren SMITH - Australia 7 - SOO QLD 22
Dr Roy SAUNDERS -Australian Doctor 2 0 & QLD SOO Doctor 62
Matthew BARRADEAN -Australian Junior Kangaroo's, Prime Ministers 13 & SOO Sports Medicine
Jack LYNCH -  Australian & Queensland Manager
Les STOKES - Australian Manager
John WHITE - SOO - 3     Queensland 1