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Clint Newton Biography – Clint Newton Wiki
Clint Newton is the Chief Executive Officer of Player Relations at the Rugby League Players’ Association (RLPA) and former international rugby league footballer. He played for the Newcastle Knights, Melbourne Storm and Penrith Panthers in the NRL, Hull Kingston Rovers in the Super League, New South Wales Country and the United States at representative level as well as also having a stint in rugby union for Avoca Beach Rugby Club on the Central Coast, NSW.
Debuting for the Newcastle Knights in 2001 at 19 years of age, he played 173 first grade appearances in the NRL across 3 Clubs – Newcastle Knights, Melbourne Storm and Penrith Panthers whilst also reaching 100 English Super League games during a four-year stint with Hull Kingston Rovers.
His highest honours include an NRL Premiership win with the Melbourne Storm (2007) and NSW Cup Newcastle Knights (2015) in a side he captained.
Clint represented Australia in the Prime Minister XIII (2005), Country Origin (2006) and played four Tests for the USA Tomahawks at the 2013 Rugby League World Cup where they reached the quarter finals in their first ever appearance at a RLWC.
Clint is the Chief Executive Officer of Player Relations at the Rugby League Players’ Association (RLPA). He was elected RLPA CEO in 2020. His fellow players elected him RLPA General President in 2013 and in 2015 he assumed the additional role of Chair before assumming the role of General Manager of Player & Footbal Operations in 2016.
Clint Newton Age
Clint was born on June 18, 1981 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States.
Clint Newton Parents
Clint Newton is the son of Jackie and Australian professional golfer Jack Newton. Jack passed away on 15 April 2022, at the age 72. Clint paid tribute to his late dad on Instagram. He wrote: “In my eyes, Dad was the biggest, fiercest, and most courageous lion. He was my king of the jungle. He was a fearless leader, and chose to live life on his terms, his way – authentic, unrelenting, and selfless.”
“When the challenge of walking through the hottest of fires (hell even) was thrown down, he willingly accepted the challenge. In his mind, there was no other option. He was uncompromising and frustratingly stubborn, but that Aussie grit meant, I never once heard him complain and most importantly, he never gave up. He was only ever prepared to allow his mind to think about what he did have, what he will get done, what he will contribute, “no time for any of that other bullshit, Clint”, he would often say.
“Dad was an Australian icon. He inspired more than I will ever know, leaving a lasting legacy that will live on through countless stories and immovable foundations that he built; however, before all those achievements and impressions, put simply, he was my Dad, and he was everything I needed him to be; loyal, reliable, tough, resilient and loving.
“The hole in my heart is big, and while he may be gone from this world, I will never forget what he would regularly say to me, “Son, you only have one job in life, leave the world better than you found it,” and he undeniably did that.
“I will always cherish the memories of our times together, but most importantly, I will never forget how he made me feel; safe and loved.
“To our Mum, Dad’s lioness. No Jack Newton or family legacy exists without you. You were charged with the responsibility and relentless task of supporting, loving, and caring for Dad. The final holes of Dad’s last round her tough, but you proved love conquers all. Thank you.
“Thank you everyone for your messages, posts, love, support, and compassion; our family are truly grateful. To all of his friends and supporters, please, don’t look back with sadness, look forward with a smile because Dad’s life is one to celebrate; and yes, in true Jack Newton style, we will celebrate.”
Clint Newton Family
Clint Newton is the son of Australian professional golfer Jack Newton and his wife Jackie. He is the brother of Kristie Newton, a professional golfer.
Clint Newton Wife
Clint is married with three children including Indie Rose Newton.
Clint Newton Instagram
Clint’s Instagram handle is @cnewton11.