Sam Coffa AM JP
Sam Coffa has served Australia for more than 40 years as an outstanding athlete and sports administrator.
As a weightlifter, Sam represented Australia at the 1964 World Championships, the 1962 Commonwealth Games (then British Empire and Commonwealth Games) in Perth and the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games.
He was also Victorian Champion from 1959 to 1969 and a six-time Australian Champion.
He was Deputy Chairman of the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games Bid Committee and 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games Organising Committee.
Sam was made a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia for his service to sport, particularly weightlifting, youth and the community.
Across a distinguished career as a sports administrator, Sam has held almost every leadership or administrative-level position within his chosen sport and the Australian Commonwealth Games Association.