Following his recent retirement from the training ranks, Colin Alderson has resigned as Federal President of the Australian Trainers Association (ATA). The President of the Victorian Branch of the ATA Robbie Griffiths has been appointed by the Federal Executive of the ATA to replace Colin Alderson in this important national role.
On behalf of the Federal Executive, State Branches and Members of the ATA, Robbie Griffiths paid tribute to Colin Alderson’s 30 years of service to the profession of racehorse trainers. “It is a great honour to follow in the footsteps of Colin Alderson. Colin’s skills as a horseman and his success at the highest level of the training ranks are indisputable. His dedication to his representative role, his contribution and achievements, has enabled the ATA to secure a position as a constructive and respected voice in Australian racing, which we are totally committed to maintaining.”
“Colin’s fierce advocacy of Trainers’ issues has ensured an inclusive role for the ATA and trainers with the State and national racing regulatory bodies.”
“On behalf of my fellow Committee Members, Federal Executive and the ATA membership, I would like to express our appreciation and gratitude to Colin Alderson and wish him a long and enjoyable retirement,” Griffiths concluded.