Sydney University Football Club (SUFC) mourns the loss of a true legend, Richard Edmonds AM SC, who recently succumbed to his battle with cancer. His legacy extends far beyond the football field, as he was not only a top-grade player but also a towering figure in Australia’s legal landscape.

Grandfather to Darcy Breen, Dick Edmonds graced the SUFC field with his exceptional talent, leaving an indelible mark on the sport. His prowess on the field was matched only by his unwavering commitment to the club. As a top-grade player, he exemplified sportsmanship, leadership, and dedication. His name became synonymous with excellence, inspiring generations of football enthusiasts.

Beyond the football pitch, Dick Edmonds carved out an illustrious career as Australia’s preeminent tax lawyer. His expertise and insights shaped tax legislation, leaving an enduring impact on the nation’s financial landscape. His contributions extended beyond mere legal practice; he was a thought leader, a mentor, and a tireless advocate for fairness and justice.

In this difficult time, SUFC stands united with the Edmonds family. We extend our heartfelt condolences, recognizing the profound loss they are experiencing. Our club community rallies around them, offering support, empathy, and a shoulder to lean on. Whether it’s organizing memorial events, providing emotional assistance, or simply being there, we are committed to easing their burden.

As we bid farewell to a remarkable individual, let us remember Dick Edmonds not only for his achievements but also for the compassion he showed to others. In unity, we find strength, and together, we honour his legacy.

Our thoughts are with the Edmonds family during this challenging time. May Dick’s spirit continue to inspire us all.

To read the Sydney Morning Herald Obituary, please click here