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Trevor John Penny



Trevor John Penney

4 September 1943

Member 1988

Trevor Penney's determination and competitive spirit saw him reach the top in his sport, and few men have put more time, effort and discipline into succeeding. Trevor has a formidable list of achievements in shooting, highlighted by his selection as number one in the Australian shooting team for the Commonwealth Games in Canada in 1978 and the world championships in Seoul (Korea), where he gained two gold medals.

In 1982 he was once again a member of the Australian team, this time at the world championships in Venezuela. There he participated in the 3-Position event and was also a member of the Australian fullbore rifle team.

Trevor represented Tasmania at 14 National championships from 1972 to 1986. During this period he broke 10 Australian records and equalled world records on two occasions in 1979 and in 1980. He has won on the National scene six gold medals, seven silver and six bronze.

In Tasmanian championships Trevor won in excess of 55 gold medals. Such are his achievements at a State level that in 1986 he held all but one of the records available in Open competition, 12 out of a possible 13.