Bradley Clyde, John Holt to be inducted into 2019 NSW Hall of Champions class

Honoured: Shire resident Bradley Clyde will be inducted into the NSW Hall of Champions. Picture: Andrew Meares
Honoured: Shire resident Bradley Clyde will be inducted into the NSW Hall of Champions. Picture: Andrew Meares

Two shire residents are to be inducted into the NSW Hall of Champions next month.

Former rugby league player Bradley Clyde and surf lifesaving champion John Holt will be honoured at the prestigious NSW Champions of Sport ceremony at The Star on November 18.

Sylvania Waters resident Clyde was widely acknowledged as the best lock forward in the game. He played 21 Tests for Australia, 214 premiership games and 14 State of Origin matches between 1988 and 2000.

Clyde played 11 seasons with the Canberra Raiders, featuring in three grand finals. He was named among rugby league's 100 greatest players, in the NSW Country team of the century, a 1990s team of the decade and chosen as one of the 25 greatest players for NSW.

Cronulla Surf Lifesaving Club's Holt dominated surf lifesaving's Iron Man competition in the 1970s.

John Holt competing at Coogee in January, 1976. Picture: Keith Edward/Fairfax Media

John Holt competing at Coogee in January, 1976. Picture: Keith Edward/Fairfax Media

In a 10-year career, Holt competed in 123 Iron Man races scoring 95 wins, 11 second and eight third places.

Holt was an outstanding competitor in all surf disciplines winning more than 100 championship medals in surf, board, Iron Man and R and R. He represented Australia four times at World Championships, winning three gold medals and a bronze.

Clyde and Holt will be inducted into the NSW Hall of Champions alongside basketballer Lauren Jackson, hockey player Brad Livermore, former Matilda Cheryl Salisbury and cricket legend Lisa Sthalekar.

Former Australian Test cricket captain Richie Benaud will also be officially recognised as a Legend of NSW Sport at the event.

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