Some early finalists for Gympie's top athlete so far in 2020.
Some early finalists for Gympie's top athlete so far in 2020.

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.

Current Results

Hannah Ward - Netball

31%

Danny Hawkins - Boxing

5%

Blaine Watson - Rugby League

6%

Jake Henry-May - Basketball

25%

Ethan Bainbridge

6%

Mavis Marshall - Australian Quarter Horse Association

0%

Brianna Simpson - Australian Quarter Horse Association

2%

Gabrielle Calder - Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

0%

Liam Urwin - Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

2%

Matilda Gook - Netball

12%

William Davies - AFL

2%

Charlotte Blackwood - Rugby League

3%

Daniel Robson

2%

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.

Some early finalists for Gympie's top athlete so far in 2020. Matilda Gook - Netball.
Some early finalists for Gympie's top athlete so far in 2020. Matilda Gook - Netball.

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.

Danny Hawkins
Danny Hawkins

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.

Some early finalists for Gympie's top athlete so far in 2020. Jake Henry-May
Some early finalists for Gympie's top athlete so far in 2020. Jake Henry-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.

Some early finalists for Gympie's top athlete so far in 2020.
Some early finalists for Gympie's top athlete so far in 2020.

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.

Some early finalists for Gympie's top athlete so far in 2020. Mavis Marshall.
Some early finalists for Gympie's top athlete so far in 2020. Mavis Marshall.

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!