Former Rockhampton school student and world famous Australian tennis player Rod Laver should be the feature icon as you enter Rockhampton, not the bull statue.
Former Rockhampton school student and world famous Australian tennis player Rod Laver should be the feature icon as you enter Rockhampton, not the bull statue. Sharyn O'Neill ROK210113slaver1

READER'S VIEW: Where are the other brass busts of athletes?

For some time I have been looking forward to the highly anticipated Sportsperson Walk of Fame, Rockhampton Riverside - to no avail.

The Walk of Fame started, some years ago, with Rod Laver - who in my opinion should be decorated more than just a brass bust and be greater in size. Rod deserves a full - size statue.

He is undoubtedly one of Australia's greatest ever sporting champions and arguably the best tennis player the world has ever seen.

As you recall we have had, and still have, countless sportsmen and sportswomen who could add to this walk. That was the idea.

Busts are okay but for Rod  I reckon get rid of the Rockhampton entrance bull - it's the wrong way anyway, replacing it with a full-size Rod Laver in left-handed action. Move the bull some place else.

That should bring in the visitors instead of one of the six bulls.


Jan Woods



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