Kelly said “Grantley’s experiences will be of immense value in ensuring our grants and advocacy reach our First Nations communities and children and teenagers across Australia. His lived knowledge of Australian indigenous culture will also help guide us to implement best practices that have a real impact on improving the health and well-being of indigenous youth living with a disability.”
Grantley Creighton is a Gomeroi man from Moree, Northern NSW. Currently residing in Gadical and Bidjigal Country of the Eora Nation (Sydney), working for Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network. Grantley has worked in numerous for the NSW Government, including roles with NSW Health and NSW Family through Community Services.
Grantley was also the Co-ordinator and responsible for establishing the Lismore Aboriginal Rugby League Knockout, which is known as one of the largest Aboriginal cultural gatherings in Northern NSW, held annually in September.
In his former role as Secretary and Founding Member of Northern United Rugby League Football Club, Creighton led for the first Aboriginal Rugby League Club to be accepted into the Northern Rivers Regional Rugby League (NRRRL) competition and was on the management committee.