UNSW mourns loss of brilliant athlete and colleague, Stephen Wooldridge

Statement from UNSW President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ian Jacobs on the sudden death of Stephen Wooldridge.

“I was deeply upset and shocked to hear the news today of the death of Stephen Wooldridge.

Stephen Wooldridge. Photo: Sydney Sports Centre

“Steve was admired by all who knew and worked with him at UNSW.  He was a friendly, approachable, caring and generous man who played an important role at UNSW as Director of Development in the Faculty of Engineering, leading our fund raising efforts.

“Before his role at UNSW, he had already established a special place in the hearts of Australians as one of the country's most decorated cyclists, winning Olympic and Commonwealth gold medals and world championships.

“Stephen was truly an outstanding man who will be deeply missed by his colleagues and the wider UNSW community.

“Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with his family and friends.”

If you or someone you know is feeling distressed by the news, please contact Lifeline Australia on 13 11 14, Beyond Blue on 1300 22 46 36  or visit www.blackdoginstitute.org.au for support and advice.

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