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Albinism – hereditary
Date of Birth
Researcher in speech technology
First Competed for Australia
Competing at Sydney 2000
Brisbane Roar winning the 2011 A-league grand final
Robbie Vogt is the oldest member and captain of the Australian men’s goalball team. Alongside Paul Kennedy, he is the only current player to have competed at a Paralympic Games when the Australian men’s team last competed at the Paralympic level in Sydney.
Describing himself as a reserved but determined team player, Robbie believes his biggest assets are his concentration, level headedness and overall positive influence on the court.
Robbie was introduced to goalball in 1994 after his brothers Dan and Jon played at school. He made his Australian debut at the 1999 FESPIC Games in Bangkok, where he helped the team win bronze however he rates the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games and fourth place at the 2009 Madrid International as his career highlights.
While he doesn’t believe in hero worship, he cites former Australian goalball players Warren Lawton and Rob Crestani as the biggest influences on his goalball career.
Nicknamed ‘old man’, Robbie also plays indoor soccer and is a passionate Brisbane Roar supporter. With a degree in electronic engineering and information technology and a PhD in electronic engineering and speech technology that took him 10 years to complete, Robbie currently works in Brisbane as a researcher in speech technology.
Robbie is passionate about growing goalball in Australia and is sure that he will continue to be heavily involved once his playing days are over.
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