Presidents Shield Awards

In 1955 a group of dedicated Norths supporters, led by the late Harry McKinnon, formed North Sydney Leagues Club. With the help of their families and debenture holders, they bought a house in Merlin Street, North Sydney, which was the Club’s first home. In July 1964 due to lack of space and the threat of the new expressway, Norths sadly left their beloved Merlin Street home and moved to Cammeray.

With a new building and a new look Sports Council headed by Fred Orreill and his active committee, new Intra Clubs were added (see for a current list). The first Sportsman of the Year Night, chosen from the Intra Clubs, was held in 1980, the winner for 1979 being Graham Hoschke, who was the Secretary of the Fishing Club.

Former norths Sydney Leagues Club President, Mr. Ray Beattie, renamed the ‘Sportsman of the Year’ award the ‘President’s Shield’.

The President’s Shield night is held annually in September and each intra club puts forward a nomination based on either their sporting achievements or service to sport over the preceding year.
The following members have been nominated for, or have won, the Presidents Shield Award.

The Presidents Shield function to celebrate 2016 is on Friday Sept 1st 2017
 2015 Nominee
Our current President Shield nominee is David Titmarsh.

David has been a member of the Squash Club for the past 25 years and he is also a Life member of the Squash Club. David has served on Squash Club Committee for a number of years as either a selector or as the Club Captain. David has also serviced on the Disciplinary Committee to discipline players who have misbehaved. As Club Captain, David co-ordinates and registers players in the bi-annual pennants with NSW Squash and David also organises 2 tournaments for Norths Squash Club. David is an active member of the Squash Club and he has helped to promote squash to new members.
David is an outstanding member of the Squash Club for his efforts in promoting Norths Squash Club and squash within the local community and overseas. David has been a member of a number of teams that have won pennants with NSW Squash. David has represented Norths Squash Club in a number of external tournaments, including the World Masters Squash tournament in 2014 (held in Hong Kong), State Masters Squash tournaments and David is the current NSW Masters Champion (60-65 age group). David has also represented Norths Squash Club at the NSW Open tournaments (non-masters).
David is very passionate about Norths Squash Club and he actively promotes new members to join the Norths Squash Club. Based on David's achievements, he is an ideal candidate to represent Norths Squash Club as our President's Shield nominee.