Vale Alex Fulcher MBE OAM

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It is with sadness that we mourn the passing of Commonwealth Games NSW President Alex Fulcher.

Alex (pictured centre) was the cycling delegate to Commonwealth Games NSW (formerly ACGA NSW Division) from 1984 to 2000, Division Vice President from 2000-2013 then President from 2013 onwards.

His significant and distinguished service to cycling included roles as Australian and NSW road and track coach, including team roles at the Edinburgh 1978 and Brisbane 1982 Commonwealth Games and the Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games.  He held various other roles withing cycling including selector, Cycling NSW President and Cycling Australia Vice President.

Alex was Competition Director of numerous UCI World Track Cycling Cups, World Masters Track Championships and was Training Coordinator of the road and track competitions at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games.  He served as delegate on the NSW Olympic Council for 16 years, he was Patron of the Bankstown Cycling Club and a Director / Life Member of Bankstown Sports Club.

Alex personally coached two world champions plus cyclists who won more than seventy NSW championships and more the fifty Australian championships.

For outstanding service to cycling, Alex was awarded the Order of Merit by both Cycling Australia and Cycling NSW and the Volunteer Award from world cycling body UCI.

Awarded both a Member of the British Empire (MBE) and the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for services to cycling, Alex was awarded the Order of Merit by the NSW Olympic Council and was a Life Member of Cycling NSW, Cycling Australia and Commonwealth Games NSW.

Alex loved everything about cycling and was a dedicated advocate for the Commonwealth Games movement.

Our condolences to wife Janet and family.

With thanks to Peter Tate, Commonwealth Games NSW

Photo: Dave Sanders: Facebook

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