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