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Wicks, Tory Marcella (1900 - 1977)

13 May, 1900
Waverley, New South Wales, Australia
8 February, 1977
Darlinghurst, New South Wales, Australia
Hockey Player and Sports Administrator
Alternative Names
  • Wicks, Pretoria


Tory Wicks was a hockey player, coach and administrator whose commitment to the sport extended over fifty years and did not diminish upon her retirement. A fit and reliable player on and off the field (she played full back) she once declared, 'I know of no better passport around the world than a hockey stick'.



1923 - 1935
Member of the New South Wales Women's Hockey team
1925 - 1935
Member of the All Australia Women's Hockey Team
Captained the Australian team on their first international tour
1935 - 1956
Active in Hockey administration
Elected secretary of the International Federation of Women's Hockey Associations
Inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame

Sources used to compile this entry: Stell, Marion, 'Wicks, Tory Marcella (1900 - 1977)', in Australian Dictionary of Biography Online, Australian National University, 2006,

Nikki Henningham

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