NSW Touch Association has recently learned of the passing of Dick Fairbairn.

Dick was a member of the NSW Touch Association Board serving as Director of Finance from 1983 to 1986.

He also had a significant influence on the creation of Touch Football internationally.

When the first Federation of International Touch (FIT) Board was elected in 1986, Dick was elected as Director of Finance.

Dick was also Director of Finance for the national body, then called the Australian Touch Association from 1983 to 1992.

His efforts for the sport were recognised when he was named An official of the Year in the 1994 All-stars of Touch selections.

Dick was awarded TFA Life Membership in 1994.

On behalf of the NSW Touch Association our condolences to Dick’s family and friends.

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