Presidential Medal Policy

ACTA national presidents have traditionally awarded medals for outstanding achievement in coaching, administration, or contribution to, the sport of clay target shooting.

The following is a guideline for the assessment of individual nominations for the award of presidential medals outlining both the process and assessment criteria.


  • A call will be made to all states and the territory by advertisement in the Clay Target Shooting News August to October of each year.
  • The nominations to be forwarded to the Executive Officer by the closing date stipulated in the advertisement. The letters shall be marked “confidential” on the outside of the envelope and shall only be opened by the Executive Officer
  • The Executive Officer will treat the nominations as confidential and shall only release them to the President.
  • The President will request advice from the Board of Management on a confidential basis and will carefully consider such advice.
  • Board members will keep all details of the nominations and any relevant discussions confidential.
  • The President shall make the final decision on the award of the Presidential Medal(s).
  • The formal announcement and presentation of the medal(s) will occur during the annual Hall of Fame dinner held during the trap national championships.


  • Outstanding contribution to the sport from Club to National level
  • Generally only one medal to be granted per year but the President may, if the situation is warranted, grant a maximum of two medals in a year.

Recipients of the Presidential Medal

1980 - G Porter Qld

1981 - R Mules SA, G Richards WA, J Thomas Vic

1982 - Rob Buchan Vic

1983 - None awarded

1984 - L Bird NSW, A Smith Qld

1985 - None awarded

1986 - T Comerford Qld

1987 - E Biggs Vic

1988 - Roy Holtfreter WA

1989 - Rex Varley NSW

1990 - Ern Hawkins NSW

1991 - None awarded

1992 - None awarded

1993 - J Forbes SA

1994 - J Scott NSW

1995 - None awarded

1996 - F James Vic, W Morgan Tas

1997 - F Atkinson SA

1998 - L Connors Vic

1999 - Tim Catling WA

2000 - None awarded

2001 - None awarded

2002 - G Michell SA, Glenn Woodhatch Vic

2003 - None awarded

2004 - R Mason Tas

2005 - K Wright Vic

2006 - None awarded

2007 - None awarded

2008 - Jim Shepherd Vic, Rodney Woodrow Qld

2009 - Tom Meadows Qld

2010 - Vince Gatt NSW

2011 - John Byrnes SA, Peter Haley NSW

2012 - Robert Smith NSW

2013 - Ron Traill Vic

2014 - Robert Blake NSW

2017 - Elaine Forward WA

2017 - Michael Kruger-Davis NSW

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