Cycling Western Australia announced that Henk Vogels senior has been awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in the Queens Birthday 2007 Honours List. Vogels is the father of current Toyota-United, an American continental team, rider of the same name. Cycling WA reported that, "It is a fantastic honour for Henk and cycling in WA that his contribution to the sport is recognised at the highest level."
Vogels is currently a Founder and Board member of the Henk Vogels Cycling Foundation, an active National level Commissar and Coach, Event Director of the State Road Championships and the President of the Southern Districts Cycle Club. His long involvement in the sport has seen him represent Australia at the Tokyo Olympic Games in 1964 and go on to take on roles as a Coach and Manager of National teams, National Selector, Event Promoter and Manager and recently Cycling WA Board Member.
He made special mention of the Southern Districts Cycle Club, Old Papa's, and his wife, Mary, in helping him earn this achievement. An Investiture Ceremony will be held in the Government House Ballroom on Friday, 7 September to present the award.