Datuk Nicol Ann David

Co-founder, Nicol David Organisation

 

The greatest women’s player in squash gives back to the community

Nicol David
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Since retiring from competitive squash in 2019, Datuk Nicol Ann David has been busy training the next generation of talents through the Nicol David Organisation, officially launched in June 2022. The non-profit empowers girls and boys from B40 and M40 communities through sports and education. Currently, there are 62 children participating in its programmes.

“We believe everyone has the potential to be a champion; they just have to have the opportunity,” says Nicol. “When the kids step into the court, I can see that they feel powerful, they feel confident.

Leaving a legacy as the greatest female squash player who ever lived, Nicol has the distinction of being World No 1 for nine years straight (2006 to 2015), and was voted World Games’ Greatest Athlete of All Time in 2021.

Among her most memorable tournaments was her first world title win in Hong Kong at the 2005 World Championship finals when she beat World No 1 Rachael Grinham. The Penang-born superstar has competed in 102 PSA World Tour Finals and won 81 of them. She also won 61 out of 71 World Series finals.

“I want to inspire others to dream big.”

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Awards


2021

The Greatest Athlete of All Time by World Games

2017

Women’s Leadership Award at the Tournament of Champions Women’s Leadership Program

2007

Asian Sportswoman of the Year

Did You Know?


Earning the moniker “Duracell Bunny” due to her energetic performance on the squash court, Nicol Ann David had initially aspired to be an engineer like her father.

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Photography  

Imran Sulaiman

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