Datuk Nicol David


DATUK NICOL DAVID’S LEGACY on the squash court is well known, achieving the status of World No. 1 for nine consecutive years, from 2006-2015. The Penang-born squash superstar was also voted the World Games’ Greatest Athlete of All Time in 2021.

“We believe everyone has the potential to be a champion; they just have to have the opportunity.”

Today, at 39, Nicol is a role model to the nation and driven to helping boys and girls improve their education through sport. To this end, following her 2019 retirement, Nicol set about establishing a non-profit educational sporting foundation for children from low- and middle-income families.

Launched in June 2022, the Nicol David Organisation currently has 62 children participating in its four core after-school programmes: Squash Training, English Tutoring, Life Skills Workshops and Nutrition Planning.

Nicol’s overall aim is to help these kids grow in confidence, happiness and discipline and see them become the best they possibly can be. Her own personal journey sets the perfect example of how hard work and a singular focus can lead to success, both as a person and as an athlete.

We are delighted that Nicol has been voted the Most Trusted Sports Personality for 2023.