The National Office of the Association has not conducted an operational review for more than 12 years and it was thought prudent to have the CEO undertake that process to ensure the membership was being provided with the best possible service in an economical and efficient manner.

The proposal for the office review was supported by the National Executive in March 2019.

New position descriptions for all roles were developed, reflecting changes in workload, responsibilities and new technology. Changes were also made to reflect more contemporary performance-based agreements and a new position of Media and Communications Officer has also been created.

Following legal advice on proper process and the development of new agreements, all staff were offered Position Descriptions for their consideration.

As a result three team members have indicated they intend to accept the new roles.

We are confident the review will revitalise the office and offer members a better experience, as well as providing the Association with a more agile team which is reflective of the changing needs of the Association.

Paul McLoughlin
Chief Executive Officer - 
Australian Clay Target Association Inc

The depth and talent of clay target shooting in Australia is well and truly on show at the World Cup in Acapulco with more gold being won in the Mixed Trap event.

Having already taken gold this week in the Men’s Trap, talented shooter James Willett teamed up with Laetisha Scanlan to score a clear victory in the mixed trap on Thursday.

Scanlan has also had a memorable World Cup having claimed Silver in the women’s event, continuing a run of form that has her well placed to enjoy a successful year.

Mitchell Iles and Penny Smith missed out on a medal finishing fourth - two targets behind Bronze medallists Kirsty Barr and Matthew Coward-Holley from Great Britain.

Even though Mitchell and Penny were unlucky to miss a medal, they set a new world record of 149.

Willett and Scanlan dominated the final of the mixed event, going out to an early lead and never looking back.

The mixed victory came hot on the heels of strong performances in the men’s Trap for Willett.

James equalled the world record shooting a perfect 125 and another four shooters weren’t too far behind shooting 124 targets.

In the final, he held first place from the beginning to end, ultimately defeating Egyptian shooter Ahmed Zaher and Bronze medallist Haichen Yu from China.

It was a decisive performance from Willett who was clearly the best shooter in the competition.

Scanlan was equally strong in the women’s Trap, pushing eventual winner Jessica Rossi of Italy all the way.

Rossi eventually held on by just two shots to take Gold while Laetisha was a clear silver medallist finishing two shots ahead of Bronze medallist Weiyun Deng from China.

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Australia’s clay target shooters now officially have a headquarters the envy of their peers around the world. The new function centre – The Range – was officially opened at the Australian Clay Target Association’s National Grounds by Wes Fang, MLC in October 2018, and the website is now live at:

The Australian Clay Target Association AGM will be held on Sunday 31st March 2019 at the Club Hotel, 42 McDowall St, Roma Qld.
6.30pm Registration for a 7pm start.

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