Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

USQ Staff Member Wins Major Award; Technical Officer Earns National Recognition for His Work in Sports Science

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

USQ Staff Member Wins Major Award; Technical Officer Earns National Recognition for His Work in Sports Science

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A USQ staff member has been recognised for his wide-ranging contribution to sport at the Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) Industry Awards.

Kurt Vogel, who works as a technical officer at USQ Ipswich's Sport and Exercise Science laboratory, won the Accredited Sports Scientist of the Year Award for 2016.

"It is great my dedication to coaching, educating and research over the past decade hasn't gone unnoticed," Mr Vogel said.

"This award has given me the motivation to keep pushing myself within the industry and to continue promoting sports science in amateur fields through to elite levels."

Mr Vogel is a sports scientist and strength and conditioning coach, who has worked across 27 different sports with athletes and coaches, including Olympic and Commonwealth Games competitors.

He has given up a lot of his time volunteering and presented as a sports scientist for National Science Week in Brisbane's Queen St Mall last year.

Mr Vogel has always tried to stay at the forefront of research and learning, and is driven to encourage sports people to reach their potential. …

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