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Local gymnast wins Frank Vig Award

Frank Vig Award Paige Hogan
Bundaberg gymnast Paige Hogan accepts the Frank Vig Award from Frank Vig Jnr at the Gymnastics Queensland Awards ceremony in Brisbane. Photo: Contributed

Local gymnast Paige Hogan has been awarded the prestigious Gymnastics Queensland Frank Vig Award for outstanding sportsmanship and leadership.

The Frank Vig Award is generally given to one athlete each year between both the Men's Artistic Gymnastics and Women's Artistic Gymnastics disciplines within Queensland.

Paige's passion for gymnastics

What does it mean to you to be recognised with an award like this?

I feel honoured to receive the Frank Vig Award as it is an award that I have strived to achieve since I was about 17. 

It is such a prestigious award within Queensland and to be among the best who have received it in the past is a huge honour. 

Previous recipients have been Olympians and the International Gymnastics Federation (international judges) to name a few.

How long have you been competing and what are the highlights of your gymnastics career so far?

I have been doing gymnastics since I was seven and have competed at many regional and state competitions and nationals in 2021 and 2023. 

I achieved Level 10 at age 15 so to stay in the sport for another seven years was through pure determination of achieving the goals I wanted to achieve.  

I missed some competition seasons due to injury. 

I completed my Advance Silver Judging about 16 months ago and have been an advance coach for four years. 

What are your plans for the future?

My plans are now to judge to the highest level I can and hopefully coach a State Champion and take my athletes to the highest level they can achieve. 

I am also currently studying Occupational Therapy as I enjoy working with children of all ages to improve their movement and development.

What do you love most about being part of the gymnastics community in Bundaberg?

The friendships that you make – I have met some amazing people during this time for supportive coaches, members and team mates. 

The bond you build with your own athletes as a coach is one that I cherish as I love to motivate and encourage them all to see them achieve great things. 

I often think when competing its about how you all go and I enjoy helping to inspire others.

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