The JH (Rob) Derbyshire Memorial Shield was presented to the Penguin Swimming Club in about 1949 or 1950 by Mrs Alice Derbyshire to perpetuate the memory of her husband “Rob” Derbyshire and to honour those members of Penguin who gave their lives during the Second World War.
The trophy was originally called the Hugh Oldham Shield. It was made by Wm Batty and Sons, Silversmiths in Manchester and Liverpool.
Since 1950 this award has been presented annually to the Penguin member who, in the opinion of the Committee, has brought the most credit to the Club during the year.
Current and past winners:
|Fiona Greer||2014||Playing in Team Scotland at the Commonwealth Games and captaining the Penguin Women’s First Team back into BWPL Division 1|
|Stephen Baker||2013||Presidency of ASA London Region|
|Frankie Snell||2012||Playing in Team GB at the London 2012 Olympics|
|Paul Bryan||2011||Work with the Junior Water Polo section and London League|
|Stephen Baker||2010||Establishing the Junior Water Polo initiative at Hillingdon|
|Sarah Wren||2009||Development and running of the Penguin website and collation of the Club archive|
|Women’s Water Polo 1st Team||2008||Winning the British Water Polo League|
|John ‘Shakey’ Lake||2003|
|John ‘Shakey’ Lake||1993|
|Mens Water Polo 1st Team||1987|
|R (Bobby) Wollaston||1981|
|John ‘Shakey’ Lake||1978|
|WA (Bill) Usher||1976|
|Junior Water Polo Team||1968|
|JW (Jack) Dengel||1965|
|Alice Price and John Martin-Dye||1961|
|WA (Bill) Usher||1954|