Memorial service celebrating the life of Daniel Vickerman

28 February 2017

Family, friends and members of the public are invited to honour the life of former Wallaby star Daniel Vickerman at a memorial service to be held at the University of Sydney tomorrow. 

Dan Vickerman in Sydney University Football Club uniform

A public memorial service will be held to celebrate Daniel Vickerman’s life and legacy at his former home ground of Sydney University No.1 Oval on Wednesday 1 March at 2pm.

A wake will follow the service at 3pm in the Sydney Uni Soccer Football Club (SUSFC) Function Room, TAG Foundation Grandstand at the Sydney University Football Ground (No. 2 Oval).

As a sign of respect, all past Sydney University Football Club players are encouraged to wear the University colours of yellow and blue.

South African-born Vickerman played 63 Tests and three World Cup tournaments for the Wallabies from 2002 - 2011. His football career also included three seasons with the Brumbies and five with the NSW Waratahs before retiring from the game in 2012.

He is remembered as a "gentle giant" of the rugby community, and a widely respected leader, player and friend.

If you or anyone you know needs help:

Lifeline: 13 11 14

MensLine Australia: 1300 78 99 78

Beyond Blue: 1300 224 636


When: 2pm, Wednesday 1 March 2017. Wake to follow at 3pm at No. 2 Oval.

Where: Sydney University No.1 Oval, Camperdown

Parking: Very limited parking available on campus, reserved for close family members and the less mobile. It is recommended to take public transport to attend the service. Visit our website for more information on travelling to the university by public transport.