The Ballinger family tradition of winning national shooting trophies began in 1879 and continued in the late 20th century, when Graeme Ballinger won the Ballinger Belt in 1996. The belt is named after his great-great-uncle, Arthur Ballinger (who won it in 1893, 1897 and 1907). It was also won by Graeme's father, Ian (1969) and Arthur's brother, William (1879 and 1895). Graeme is shown being chaired (carried) and piped off the mound after the final at the Trentham rifle range. The silver lappets falling from one shoulder are attached to the trophy (a black leather belt) and carry the names of over a century of winners.
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