IN THE BEGINNING
Although our club history can be traced back a little further, the Asquith Magpies was established 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.
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On 7 June 2003, Asquith Magpies celebrated 50 years launching “Where the Stars Meet under the Stars” written by Asquith player and journalist Adam Hawse and announcing what will be forever known as The Asquith All Stars, a team of 13 players, 6 reserves, Coach and Manager.
The Board appointed Selectors who were all former A Grade players at Asquith Magpies, Gary Hayes, Graham Jordison, Brian Fulmer, Bob Lennox and Dave Mills. The criteria for selection was based on performances in A Grade and not what players may have achieved with other clubs or at NRL level. Performances in Second Division which ran from 1970 to 1973 were only taken into account if the player graduated there as a local Asquith junior or the player continued with Asquith A Grade after Second Division finished in 1973.
The Asquith All Stars:
Fullback – Phil Roberts
Wingers – Don Prothero & Mick Coote
Centres – Les Wicks & John Grew
Five-Eighth – Michael Casey
Halfback – Kevin Wilson
Lock – Tony Trent
Second Row – Michael Bovis & John Pollard
Front Row – Peter Tyquin (Captain) Noel Ryan
Hooker – Cecil Fulmer
Reserves – Glenn Boatswain, Gordon West, Greg Pollard, Rodney Bright, Chris Thompson & Gary Hayes
Coach – Harold Blinkhorn
Manager – Graham Jordison