VOTE NOW: Contenders emerge for Gympie’s top athlete of 2020
Who's Gympie's top performing athlete of 2020 so far?
This poll ended on 09 August 2020.
Hannah Ward - Netball
Danny Hawkins - Boxing
Blaine Watson - Rugby League
Jake Henry-May - Basketball
Mavis Marshall - Australian Quarter Horse Association
Brianna Simpson - Australian Quarter Horse Association
Gabrielle Calder - Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Liam Urwin - Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Matilda Gook - Netball
William Davies - AFL
Charlotte Blackwood - Rugby League
This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.
2020 has brought some dark and difficult times to the Gympie sporting arena, but the region's brightest stars are still shining brightly in their respective codes.
We asked Gympie Times readers who deserved to be recognised as the top performing athlete so far this year and to put forward their nominations through social media.
Here's just some of the responses:
Colleen Miller: Hannah Ward - Netball. Hannah plays for a local junior A grade side as well as a ladies A grade side. In a normal year she is part of the representative squad. She made the 2020 Wide Bay side and was one of three athletes selected for the USC Thunder Netball academy.
Alicia Hawkins: Danny Hawkins (Boxing) who as a youth worker, boxing coach and father continues to train hard everyday before the sun comes up then trains others throughout the day. His grit and determination is second to none having proven his abilities last year with 2 title fights. He is a true athlete who has many big visions for his community.
Renita Henry-May: Jake Henry-May (Basketball) - Kilkivan State School. Currently plays in the Gympie Basketball HSJ Competition, Was playing for Noosa (before Covid) and now Playing representative basketball for the Sunshine Coast Phoenix Under 14 Teal Team. He was just selected on Sunday for the Under 16 Teal Team for the 2020-2021 Season. A very good achievement considering he has only just turned 13 in May.
Delisa Bronkhurst: My vote to Blaine Watson (rugby league). Have been a keen observer of his sporting prowess all throughout his life. An excellent sportsman #Vote1BlaineWatson.
Cass Jade: I nominate Mavis Marshall AQHA 7 Years in a Row state and National Title, High Point of Australia open and Amateur/ World qualified x5 Mavis is also a fantastic mentor in the western industry.
Rex Carney: Gabrielle Calder and Liam Urwin - Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
See the full list of nominees in our poll, and remember to CAST YOUR VOTE before it closes on Sunday at midnight.
Only one vote per household, so tell your friends!