IN THE BEGINNING
Although our club history can be traced back a little further, the Asquith Magpies came into formal existance in 1953 when we first entered a team in the North Sydney District Junior Rugby League A Grade Competition.
We were originally formed as the Asquith Sports Club and supported other sporting pursuits such as netball, cricket and little nippers. By the mid-1960's the huge growth in our number of rugby league teams, entry into the NSWRL Second Division Competition and a dream of one day having the Magpies compete at the highest level of the game, prompted the club to seek means to better finance the its activities. In 1968 we registered as a company to become Asquith Rugby League Club Limited and so enable us to progress the ambition of opening a licensed club. After much hard work this was achieved in 1979.
HOW TO LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR HISTORY
In 2003 we celebrated our 50th Anniversary.
"Where the Stars Meet Under the Stars" by Adam Hawes gives a detailed account of the first 50 years of the club and can be purchased from the Leagues Club.
On Saturday 22 June 2013, the Asquith Magpies celebrated it's 60th Anniversary at the Asquith Leagues Club.
The club's 1968 A Grade Premiership Team were present as were the Club's All Stars Team which was announced at our 50th anniversary in 2003.
It was a great night with many of our club's directors, volunteers and family present. We were also graced by the presence of Hornsby’s local State Member Matt Kean and his partner and The Mayor Steve Russell.
During the night, the club announced it's Team of The Decade. A key criteria for eligibility for being selected in that team was that a player played at least 2 years in the Asquith A Grade.
The Asquith A Grade Team of the Decade is as follows.
Fullback - Jason Mazcay
Wingers - Clinton Stowers & James Workman
Centres - Adam Kalcina & Jeco Makatoa
Five Eight - Ben Shaw
Half Back - Aaron Groom
Lock - Ryan Wheeler
Second Rowers - Pat Williamson & Lance Poka
Props - Mark Meredith & Desai Gupwell
Hooker & Captain - Damian Fisher
Reserves - Joel Latham, Luke Jay,
Reserves - Ina Papera & Robbie Williams
Coach - Paul Pollard
Manager - Chris Caddy.
The Asquith Leagues Club is one of the major licensed clubs in the area with approx. 8000 members, providing valuable financial and in kind support to rugby league, whilst maintaining its association with many sports carried under the old Asquith Sports Club banner.
The Asquith Magpies field teams from the Under 6’s right through to Senior Grades and our home games are played at Storey Park, Asquith.
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
The Asquith Rugby League Club is dedicated to encouraging the participation in and development of rugby league football and to provide a pathway of opportunity for our players to reach the highest levels of the game. We are committed to educating our community on the values of good sportsmanship and participation in healthy sporting activities where everyone can become involved, thus building self-confidence, an appropriate attitude to competitiveness, an opportunity to make long-lasting friendships with people from a variety of backgrounds and most importantly enjoyment for all who participate.
'We develop good players and we develop good people'.
To always strive to be the most successful rugby league club in our district by demonstrating excellence in commitment, integrity, quality, unity and teamwork, from our most junior level to our highest senior level.
Club Song (War Cry as it used to be known)
One, two, two and a half three
Chick chicka boom
Chick chicka boom
Chick chicka chicka chick
boom boom boom
shish boom bah
shish boom bah
rah rah rah
Our Mini Magpies from Under 6's, 7's and 8's singing the Club Song