Graham Croker

Sydney University Football Club captain Tim Davidson capped off a wonderful season when he was named the club’s best and fairest player for 2008 at the annual awards night held at Tattersall’s Club on Saturday night.
Davidson, the first player in the history of the club to captain four successive First Grade premiership teams, was also awarded the Michael Griffin Cup as the players’ player for 2008.
The only downside to the number eight’s season has been the lack of contact from Australia’s four Super 14 franchises. Despite his consistent form and leadership, Davidson does not have a Super 14 contract for 2009.
Davidson led by example throughout the season and was one of the standout players in Sydney University’s 45-20 win over Randwick in the 2008 Shute Shield decider.
The best and fairest Colt for 2008 is outside-centre Michael Hodge, whose defensive efforts in First Grade Colts’ grand final win over Eastern Suburbs was out of the top shelf.
Other awards on the night went to:

1st XV Best Back 2008
Lachlan Mitchell

1st XV Best Forward 2008
Jono Jenkins

1st XV Leading Points Scorer 2008
Daniel Halangahu

1st XV Leading Try Scorer 2008
Jerry Yanuyanutawa and Nathan Trist (11)

2nd XV Best Forward 2008
Jeremy Tilse

2nd XV Best Back 2008
Jeremy Atkin

3rd XV Best Forward 2008
Tom Harrington

3rd XV Best Back 2008
Scott Stumbles

4th XV Best Forward 2008
Simon Kinsey

4th XV Best Back 2008
Trevor Walsh

5th XV Best Forward 2008
Nick Andrianakos

5th XV Best Back 2008
Jono Sharkey

1st Colts XV Best Forward 2008
James McMahon

1st Colts XV Best Back 2008
Nick Phipps

Best and Fairest Colts 2008
Michael Hodge

2nd Colts XV Best Forward 2008
Lachlan Bursle

2nd Colts XV Best Back 2008
Nick Delaney

3rd Colts XV Best Forward 2008
Michael Widdup

3rd Colts XV Best Back 2008
Alex Cheng

Craig Fear Encouragement Awards

Encouragement Award (Grade) 2008
Jono Bowman

Encouragement Award (Colts) 2008
Clay Brodie

Achievement Awards

Most Improved (Grade) 2008
Laurie Weeks

Most Improved (Colts) 2008
Tom Boidin

Most Promising Colt 2008
Trent Dyer

1st Colts XV Best Fresher 2008
Tom Coolican

Player of the Finals 2008
Daniel Halangahu

Major Club Awards

Best & Fairest 2008
Tim Davidson

Clubman of the Year 2008
Patrick McCutcheon

Colts Clubman of the Year 2008
Dave Dennis and Alex Kanaar

2008 Club Captain
Tim Birch

Volunteer of the Year 2008
Michael Liebmann

SUFC Players Player 2008
Tim Davidson