Nominations & Votes


Celebrity Dads


Recognising greatness on and off the sporting field with the ‘Sports Dad of the Year’

The annual award highlights celebrity dads from various sporting codes, giving us all an insight into how they juggle fatherhood with their community and sporting commitments. The winning dad donates much needed funds to his charity of choice, with $105,000 donated so far to various charities close to the celebrity dads hearts!

Jonathan Thurston showing off his win with his family.

From inaugural champion, Wests Tigers NRL premiership winner John Skandalis, the winners read like a Who’s Who of a future Australian sporting almanac. AFL premiership winners Brett KirkJude Bolton and Sam Mitchell have joined rugby league greats Skandalis, Johnathan ThurstonBenji MarshallAnthony Minichiello, Adam Reynolds and Damien Cook as winners of the award, while Mark Winterbottom claimed the checkered flag for the Supercar fraternity as the 2012 winner. Former Australian Cricket vice-captain David Warner knocked up a win in 2016. Our 2021 winner was high flying BMX star Logan Martin, who became Australia’s first-ever men’s BMX Freestyle gold medallist at the Tokyo Olympics Games and last years winner was Manly Sea-Eagles and Queensland Maroons skipper Daly Cherry-Evans.

Rugby League superstar Daly Cherry-Evans is our 2023 Sports Dad of the Year

Daly Cherry-Evans


Our past celebrity winners

For the past 15 years, Australia has voted for its favourite sports superstar dad, with some of the biggest names in the country honoured for their role of doting dad.