DOB: 5 November 1965
Games: 101 (140 total)
Goals: 58 (66 total)
From: Dingley/Caulfield Grammar
Renowned for his fitness and endurance, Newport played in the 1983 Under 19's premiership before graduating to the reserves and ultimately the seniors. He debuted in 1985 as a late replacement against Carlton at the MCG. He wound up playing twelve games for the year and impressed.
In 1986 he played 18 games in his second season and ran equal fourth in the club's best and fairest. He emerged from a brief slump in 1987 to become a key part of Melbourne's heroic charge to the finals and in 1988 lined up in Melbourne's losing Grand Final.
Recognised as a tagger, he was given jobs on the biggest names, but was a prolific ball winner in his own right and in 1989 represented Victoria against Tasmania during a career best year where he ranked amongst the top kick getters in the league.
Newport was a director in 1996 before resigning to become a full-time player welfare officer.
"Newport's negative role proves a positive success" - The Age 28/07/1989
"Senior AFL clubs clear the decks" - Canberra Times 05/11/1992
The Age - 24/11/1996