Olivia Vidoni is an expert at multi-tasking, and now she has the award to prove it.
Just last week, the 13-year-old athlete was commended for her efforts in staying active at the Women In Sports Breakfast.
She was rewarded with the Rising Star Sporting Performance award; however, becoming an appropriate candidate for the achievement has been no easy feat.
In the last two years, Olivia has maintained an active lifestyle – juggling a range of sports, including cross country, swimming, cheerleading and playing touch.
Her father, Tom Vidoni, said the St Thomas More College student was motivated to make the most of life after her brother, Callum Vidoni-Waters, passed away in 2014.
“They were the best of friends,” he said.
“He was into motorbikes and a great cricketer, and I really think she always looked up to that. They were each other’s biggest fan.”
In February, Olivia will also go on to represent Australia in the National Cheerleaders Association (NCA) All-Star National Championship in America.
“The sky is the limit for Olivia,” Mr Vidoni said.
“She is very ambitious and trains everyday, and we will always be very supportive of her decisions, achievements and efforts.”
Mr Vidoni said the secret to his children’s success was family support.
“As a parent, you’ve got to be involved,” he said.
“You’ve got to cheer them on, and be at every game and event.
“Even if you run your own business or you’re working all the time, you’ve got to put your kids first and be there for them.
“My kids are my number one priority.”
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