Proficiency Medal 1959
(Vaardigheidsmedaille NSF)

 

Instituted / (code) 1959 / (NSF)
Amount issued
Bronze ?
Silver ?
Gold ?
Value category Common
Ribbon

In 1959 the proficiency-test were transferred from the Dutch Olypic Committee (NOC) to the Netherlands Sports Federation (NSF). A number of athletic tests had to be performed such as running, swimming, jumping etc. In the test the athlete had to gain a minimum number of points. Once a year one could take the test. After a succesfull test a bronze medal was given. After 3 successful tests the medal issued was silver, after 5 times gold.

Observe: Dutch Lion, facing left, within the text "voor alzijdige vaardigheid (for multiple proficiency). Reverse: the initals of the NSF. Material: Bronze/Metal/Gilted metal. Diameter of 33mm. It is still being issued today