Help us uncover these local legends and show them our gratitude this Father's Day!
From investing hundreds of hours to coach the local junior team; to getting up early every weekend to paint fresh lines on the pitch; to raising funds for new equipment and keeping community sport alive, Australia’s dads are true unsung heroes.
Now in it’s seventh year the annual Community Sports Dad of the Year is designed to reward the contributions and positive impact that Australian dads make to their families and community both on and off the sporting field.
Our previous winner, Father of 4 Terry Williams donated his $5,000 voucher to Westlakes Wildcast FC, where the funds were used to purchase much needed training and playing equipment.
Terry went onto say “a big thank you to all the volunteers at our club. This includes our committee and all the team coaches and managers whose time and effort are valued greatly.”
One reason Australia is so successful on the global sports stage is because of the number of incredible people who do all they can to ensure there is an opportunity for locals of all ages to participate in sport at their community club.
Speaking about his own experience with community sport champion Australian cricketer David Warner said ”When I was a kid who was involved in my many sports growing up. I played cricket, league, union. I enjoyed tennis and surfing as well. I was always on the move. However without many parents support this wouldn’t have been possible. It’s important to recognise a dad that continually gives up his time to coach his kids sporting team, or to the dad that drives his kids to school each day or whatever it may be. All dads are legends”.