Celebrating our sporting icons
CLARENCE Valley has produced some of the greatest sportspeople in not only Australia, but the world.
World champion rowers like Michael Rush competed on the Clarence River in the 1860s and '70s before Henry Searle became the region's finest home-grown rower in the 1880s, and was inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame.
Rugby league has always been one of the premier sports in the Clarence Valley, starting from Joe "Chimpy" Busch who starred in the 1920s and '30s, to Nathan Brown in the 1990s and Luke Douglas today.
The Valley is home to hockey, basketball and surfing champions, the region's squash strength is one of the best in the country, and there are countless other iconic stars in other sports.
The Daily Examiner is planning to kick 2014 off with a four-page liftout featuring just some of the personalities we consider to be iconic of the region.
Sport will take the first hit-up on Monday (January 6), and we are asking for your opinion as to who should be featured.
Tell us at firstname.lastname@example.org and be sure to pick up Monday's paper to see who made the cut.