The origins of the Newtown Breakaways lie in the early years of Sydney University and what was then the SWAFL competition.

With less than full sized numbers on the pitch under local regulations (16 a side), Sydney University were undoubtedly player heavy.

It was with this Jamie Robertson one of the Sydney Uni players decided to start an independent club along with Rebecca Burridge & Steph Foster and with some former ex-Sydney University players returning to the game the Newtown Breakaways were formed in 2002.

This move was viewed as contentious within the Sydney University club and players had varying reasons whether to stay at Syd Uni or join the Newtown Breakaways. But with this a rivalry was born.

Robertson's breakaways take another final!

The Newtown Breakaways playing in the Swans colours of Red and White soon became the powerhouse club amongst the SWAFL league winning the premiership in its first year of competition.

The club then went on to win the next three consecutive years, to make it four premierships (2002-2005) equaling the men's AFL record of consecutive premierships held by Collingwood (1927-1930).

One of the strengths of Newtown was their attacking prowess combined with an awesome defence.

In the years of 2002-2007, Newtown achieved an enviable record of being minor premiers in five out of six seasons and contesting the grand final each year.

With the return of Jamie Robinson in 2009 as coach, Newtown made it premiership number five and took out the grandfinal in effortless style.

Coach Darren Lewtas came over to the Breakaways from Balmain Tigers for the next two seasons 2010-2011. Reaching instant success with the Grandfinal win in 2010 the Breakaways were on a roll!

2010 Grandfinal win!

A fresh start was on the agenda for 2012 with over 50% of the players for the Breakaways going into retirement and the team was suddenly faced with rebuilding for the eminant season ahead.

With this Pete Tennant joined the Breakaways for the first time. Coaching through to the end of 2013. Not achieving finals status the team bonded in a way you cannot replicate and all we have to say is bling bling dumpling!

Princess PetePete Tennet Head Coach 2013-2014

2014 saw the team make it to preliminary finals but ran 4th for the year and with the departure of Pete Tennet the Newtown Breakaways Women's AFL Club saw the return of Sydney Women's AFL Premiership winning coach Darren Lewtas for the 2015 season.

& you can read further history of Sydney Women’s AFL's beginnings &

download the History at link - click Here!

grand Final Appearances

2015 – Grand Final Premiers

2010 – Grand Final Premiers

2009 – Grand Final Premiers (named Club of the Decade)

2008 - Semi-Finalists

2007 – Lost Grand Final to Sydney University

2006 – Lost Grand Final to Wests

2005 – Grand Final Premiers

2004 – Grand Final Premiers

2003 – Grand Final Premiers

2002 – Grand Final Premiers


We love to seek out new opportunities to fund-raise for a good cause. 

Before Shot!

On 10th February 2013, our team participated in the  Color Run in Sydney for the first time and raised money for Heart Kids N.S.W. We have participated every year since then! Check out the Colour Run Here.

And After!

From Friday 17th March 2017 between 6-8pm you will find us selling tickets for the meat tray raffle at The Salisbury Hotel in Stanmore. Come down and join us there to enjoy the atmosphere and help raise funds for the club!

With all funds raised going towards club expenses such as first-aid kit supplies, administration costs, AFL ground fees, new equipment and the like.

Meat Tray Rocks!

We also run fundraising BBQs with Bunnings and Woolworths and have run BBQs at other events such as Chicks With Picks, a local live performance event for women.

Nice Tongs!

It’s never a dull moment with the Breakaways, we are a very social bunch!

Another classic from the archives!

All-stars of Div 1. 2016

2017 International Cup Representative Rosie Morrison Premier Division. Easily one of the best endurance athletes on the team!

Shepherd of the century! vs Penrith 2015.

Mascot Vs head cheerleader

These guys keep us entertained that's for sure!