1902 onwards - NSW State Selector and active NSW umpire.
1912 - Olympic Games - general manager of the Australian team
Harry Gordon included the following passage on Vic Horniman in his book
Australia and the Olympic Games:
The manager of the 26 strong Australasian team to
Stockholm was Vicary Horniman, a
Sydney militia civil servant who had served as a captain in the
New South Wales militia until 1901, but had retained his army title and a military looking moustache.He was a keen rower, but
not a distinguished one, and had been active as a starter, judge and umpire with the New South Wales Association. His appointment
in March 1912 was one of the first joint actions of the newly formed Olympic councils; although Horniman was unopposed,
A G de L Arnold, who acted as coordinating secretary for the various Olympic bodies, was diplomatic enough to clear the
appointment personally with Basil Parkinson in
Melbourne before announcing it.вЂќ
The 1912 Australian Olympic Team - Vic Horniman in front row seated fifth from the right hand end
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