Saturday July 29, 2023 was an auspicious occasion at the SUFG when, after 1st Grade played against Eastwood, the presentation of the Dick Trophy took place.
One of SUFC’s most accomplished alumni 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.
Dick passed away in 2020 and his wife Marianne presented the trophy to the 2023 winner Jack McCalman in what was a popular choice. As will be seen from the photos below, taken by Karen Spencer, it was a very special occasion.
Marianne Tooth holding the Dick Tooth Trophy
Marianne Tooth with Jack McCalman, winner of the Dick Tooth Trophy