Grant Elsley

Inducted 2015

Grant was born in Kurri Kurri in 1971 and has lived his whole life in the Cessnock local government area.   

At 10 years of age, Grant became a member of the Cessnock Archery Club, and by the age of 14 had been selected to represent Australia in the International Field Archery World Titles in Scotland, where he won the Junior World Title. Later that year Grant also won the Junior New Zealand Title.  

Grant has continued to compete successfully on international and national stages, winning the 3D World Titles (North America Bowhunters Organisation) in 2000 and the World Championship in the International Field Archery Associations Titles in 2006.  

Grant has represented Australia in Archery on many occasions, winning places in the International Field Archery Association World Titles (1993, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2006), the South Pacific Titles (1995), Archery Shooters Association tournaments in the US, and the International Field Archery Associations Titles (2006).   

Grant has also competed in the Australian and State Championships, winning Shooter of the Year at the 3D Australian Archery Association Championships five times (1998, 1999, 2007, 2008, 2009).  

Grant is the Australian representative of the International Bowhunters Organisation and a life member of 3D Archery Association of Australia, where he has held a number of official roles.  

Grant received an Australia Day Sports Award in 1987. He was named Cessnock City Junior Sportsperson of the Year in 1986, and was also recognised as the Cessnock City Sports Person of the Year in 2006 and again in 2007.

In 2007 Grant won the Steven Reeks Medal for outstanding performance and contribution to the betterment of archery in Australia.

Plaque location

Garden of Honour, Rotary Park, Lang St, Kurri Kurri