WHAT a brilliant idea by Venues NSW (‘‘Sporting showcase’’ Herald 4/1).
Personally I think a ‘‘Novocastrian All Sports Stars Walk Of Fame’’, similar to the one in Hollywood, wouldn’t go astray either.
The likes of Ben Lexcen (America’s Cup sailing), Jimmy Pike (Phar Lap jockey), Les Darcy (boxing), Doug Walters (cricket), Phil Hawthorne (rugby union) are all Novocastrians, and the list goes on.
Anyone who holds the honour of being a ‘‘Novocastrian Sporting Legend’’ deserves the right of being immortalised on Newcastle’s main sporting stadium ground.
I think it would generate funds for stadium improvements and it would let the youngsters of Newcastle see the true legends of a place we call home.
Newcastle, Newcastle, Newcastle!!!
Richard Walters, Wallsend