Craig Fear (L) and Ed Walgien (R), two of our Gold Award recipients receiving their awards and Gold blazers.
On November 22nd, 2014, Sydney Uni Sport & Fitness (SUSF) hosted the annual Blues Dinner at Sydney University Great Hall.
On the night, there were 34 sportsmen and sportswomen presented with Blues by University of Sydney Chancellor, Belinda Hutchinson. The Chancellor also presented eight Golds to sports administrators and volunteers for their services to Sydney University sport.
Among this, we are proud to acknowledge 5 recipients from SUFC.
James Dargaville (Blue Recipient) – Sydney University Football Club 1st Grade player, 2014 Ken Catchpole Medal nominee, 2014 SUFC Highest Try Scorer, 2014 SUFC Players Player and 2015 Brumbies contracted player.
Ed Walgien (Gold Recipient) – Team Manager 3rd Grade Colts 2004-2014, consistently strong supporter of all Colts teams, coaches and players, involved in match day set up and pack down for every home game, and 2014 SUFC Volunteer of the Year.
Craig Fear (Gold Recipient) – Club statistician since 1998 recording results of all games, collating club statistics, records and achievements of the club and players over its full 151 year history, and has also coached and managed various grade teams when required.
Ross Ryan (Gold Recipient) – Been involved at the club for over 14 years, worked in a number of roles including Colts Convenor, running Club BBQs consistently on game days and currently a team manager.
Peter Hemming (Gold Recipient) – Founder and Chairman of The Friends of SUFC 1995-2013 (a mentoring and support network which assists players with career choices and employment opportunities), member of the SUFC Foundation for 10 years, and played a key role in its fundraising efforts.
For more information on Blue and Gold Awards please click here.
Entertainment during the evening included the St Andrew’s College Choir accompanied by university organist and carillionist Amy Johansen, and interviews by Sydney University athletes by Greg O’Mahoney, speaking with four Commonwealth Games representatives in Matthew Abood (Swimming), Emily Esposito (Pistol), Michelle Jenneke (Athletics) and our very own Greg Jeloudev (Rugby Sevens).
On behalf of all at SUFC, we would like to congratulate all involved in the evening, and in particular to our award winners. A remarkable achievement, and a great reflection of the many incredible people we have involved within our club; players, volunteers, supporters and sponsors alike.