The Tooth family with trophy winner Charlie Hancock and SUFC 1st Grade
Saturday July 30, 2022 was an auspicious occasion at the SUFG when, after 1st Grade played against West Harbour, the presentation of the inaugural Dick Trophy took place.
Dr Richard ‘’Dick’’ Tooth represented the Wallabies 19 times, including 10 Test matches, and captained the team twice against the touring All Blacks in 1957. He was also single figure golfer, an A-grade tennis player and represented NSW in life saving and squash. He was a Sydney-Hobart sailor as well as an accomplished pilot. He used his pilot licence to fly to outlying country towns to provide orthopaedic care.
One of SUFC’s most accomplished alumni, Dick was recognised at the SUFC Legends Lunch in 2019 along with Emeritus Professor Saxon White AM and the late Dr John Solomon. Dick passed away in 2020 and his wife Marianne and his children, Robyn, Chris, Liane and Kate presented the trophy to the inaugural winner Charlie Hancock in what was a popular choice. Liane Tooth OAM, herself a four time Olympian and double gold medallist spoke on behalf of the family thanking SUFC for their support for her father and his family. As will be seen from the photos below, taken by Andrew Frazer, it was a very special occasion.
Liane Tooth OAM speaking on behalf of the Tooth family
Marianne Tooth with Charlie Hancock inaugural winner of the Dick Tooth Trophy