Tasmanian Clay Target Association

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Successful AGM held 6/3/2021

TCTA's new committee are as follows:

  • President- Fiona Atkins

  • Vice President- Allan Kenny

  • Vice President- Beau Caville

  • Secretary- Michael Pitsch

  • Treasurer- Paul Fulton

  • ACTA Delegates- Mark Dennis and Cheryl Arnol

  • State Handicapper- Jo Francis

  • State Rules Supervisors- Stuart Browning and Mark Dennis

  • State Referee Examiners- Graham Blaskett and Eddie McLaren

  • State Coaching Coordinator- Tim Atkins

Update 1/8/20

This weekend, the TCTA Management Committee (MC) met to discuss a number of matters including future programming and the potential impact from COVID 19, particularly with what is occurring in other mainland states at present.

It is clear there is still much uncertainty around COVID 19 despite the Tasmanian situation looking relatively controlled at the moment. However, the MC will be keeping a close eye on the COVID situation both locally and interstate and consult with club secretaries as the situation progresses. Hopefully, the COVID situation will subside and we can continue our sport as planned, although there are no guarantees in this regard.

One issue that remains uncertain, largely because of the extended timeframe, is whether or not the TCTA DTL State Carnival will be held, particularly with the current mainland situation. Of course, if a similar outbreak situation was to occur in Tasmania, more uncertainty would prevail and things would probably change. Ordinarily, planning for the Carnival would commence shortly; however the MC will make a determination by no later than 31 October 2020 as to whether or not it will go ahead depending upon a reasonable COVID prognosis made at the time and noting also that such decision to hold the Carnival may be subject to change at short notice because of an unexpected change in the COVID situation. Unfortunately, this is the world we are living in and the only certainty is in fact, uncertainty. But for the most part we are keen to hold the Carnival and that is the intention at this point.

In the meantime, take every opportunity to return to our sport. It’s great to see clubs taking the indicative to get things moving again, safely and in accordance with the health and safety guidelines.

Update 8/7/20

The TCTA Management Committee are working hard on creating transparent and regular communications with all the members of the TCTA, utilizing both email and Facebook (this is in addition to the ongoing use of club secretaries and delegates to communicate information to members).

In order for emails to be useful we need all members to:

1) Check their junk/ spam folder just in case emails have gone there

2) Check their email address is up to date in the ACTA database
You are able to utilise your club secretaries for this or the TCTA secretary or log into 'MyPage' on the ACTA website https://mypage.claytarget.com.au/

Update 7/7/20

Please be advised they, at this afternoon’s ACTA Executive Committee Meeting, a motion was unanimously passed to Cancel all ACTA National Events for 2020. This decision was made, primarily based on:

  • the need to protect all members health and safety, (especially given the current escalating situation in Victoria and possibly beyond),

  • Inability to predict the likely revisions to any State or Territory Health Department restrictions that may next occur,

  • the deadlines approaching to timeframes in which administrative tasks need to be performed in order to adequately deliver the events, and

  • the cost implications of attempting to stage events that will be severely under-subscribed.

We will provide a more detailed report in the August Clay Target e-News which will go out to our members next week.

Kind regards, Paul Gilbert

Chief Executive Officer, Australian Clay Target Association Inc

Update 26/6/20

Stage Three is here!

You will see that because Tasmania has done very well in the ever evolving Covid-19 environment, our return to competition has been brought forward!

Please see stage three of the Return to Sport plan- located in the Covid-19 Tab above.

Update 20/6/20

The TCTA is pleased to announce that Clay Target practice within Tasmania can recommence on 20/6/20, as per stage two of the Return to Sport Plan.

A general reminder to all clubs and members to do the right thing and follow the COVID-19 guidelines, if anyone is unsure please contact a member of the TCTA management committee or speak to club administrators.

Further information to be released when stage three can be implemented.