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 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 2017 was on Friday Sept 7th 2018
 2018  - ??
Our next President Shield nominee will be known soon.

We'll post the nominee as well as their nomination achievements as soon as they are announced.