Branden Nang Jun Tse was awarded a Tier 3 Scholarship within the 2022 Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship and Mentoring Program.
Branden was born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and returned home to Australia when he was 3-months-old. Branden commenced archery by the age of nine (mid 2016) at Northern Archers after his optometrist commented that he has great eyesight for long distance. Which led Branden to archery and hasn’t looked back.
Branden’s commitment and strong determination led him to excel in the sport where he has represented Australia beyond his age level and on the international arena.
In 2019 (age 13) Branden had won the Junior male National Best All-Round Recurve Archer award, three medals (one gold and two silver) at the Trans-Tasman Archery Championships, won the Junior male Archery NSW Best All-Round Recurve Archer Award and (3 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze) at the National Youth Archery Championship.
In 2020, Branden was the youngest male archer to represent Australia at the World Archery Indoor Series and finished with a ranking of seventh. Even due to uncertainty in 2020 he continued to dominate, World Archery Oceania Championship qualifier, and World Archery Indoor Youth Cup bronze medalist.
Branden, inspired by para-athletes and veterans in his sport aspires to be a dual Olympian and make a difference in peoples lives in multiple aspects. He would like to encourage more people at all age, no matter young or old to join archery. His greatest belief is that archery is a great sport to practice mindfulness, a sport that will promote mental health and wellbeing of the community and encourages all to try it.
“It’s an honour and privilege to be a selected as a Scholarship recipient of Sport Australia Hall of Fame. I am immensely grateful to be selected. Receiving the Scholarship will help me financially and hopefully I can participate in more international competitions to represent Australia. Also, being a recipient of a Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship, I will have many opportunities to promote archery which is currently not a very popular sport in Australia with vast potential for growth.” – Branden Tse on being selected as a 2022 Tier 3 Scholarship Holder.
- 2019: Archery NSW – Best All-Round Junior Recurve Male
- 2019: National Best All Round Junior Male Recurve Archer
- 2019: Trans-Tasman Archery Championship – Individual gold and individual match play silver
- 2019: Trans-Tasman Archery Championship – Team silver
- 2019: Local Sports Star Inspirational Awards (Parramatta Council) – Winner
- 2019: National Youth Archery Championship – 3 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze
- 2019 National Indoor Archery Championship – silver
- 2019: 8 NSW State Records, 5 National Records and 3 Australian Records
- 2020: World Archery Oceania Championship – Qualified (Cancelled due to Covid19)
- 2020: World Archery Indoor World Series (Sydney), ranked 7th
- 2020: World Archery Indoor Youth Cup – bronze
- 2021: Commonwealth Games NSW Sports Grant Winner for Archery
- 2021: World Archery Australia Open – Ranked 15th