Alec Potts an archer and Olympian who was awarded a Scholarship within the 2012 Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship and Mentoring Program, he was paired with Simon Fairweather OAM as his Mentor.
Alex was born in Clayton, Victoria, in 1996 and progressed from the junior ranks to make history for his country.
In 2016, Alec became the first Australian to win a medal in the men’s team recurve when he and his teammates won bronze at the Rio Olympic Games. Alec scored 666 points which included 37 perfect tens and 13 bull’s eyes heading to the knockout draw from the qualification round. The team’s cumulative score of 2005 placed them fourth and into the quarterfinals and they beat France in the semi-final.
A loss to favourites South Korea denied Alec and his team the chance to shoot for gold, but they held off a late charge from China in the bronze medal match to secure the historic medal.
Alec has been fortunate enough to have support from Sport Australia Hall of Fame Member Simon Fairweather. Since 2012, Simon has been an invaluable asset in Alec’s progression within the sport.
Alec established an Indoor Archery Range/Shop in Seaford, Victoria known as Eliza Archery, where he hopes to introduce more people to Archery and guide other young archers through the challenges of elite sport.
Honours & Achievements
- 2012: Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship Holder.
- 2016: Rio Olympic Games, bronze.