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 ninth 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.
Last years winner, was Father of 3 Scott Peerler-Hammond who donated his $5,000 voucher to Kedron Lions AFL Club, helping raise funds for 2022.
Scott went onto say “It is an amazing honour to win. I do what I do because I love coaching and our club. To receive an award like this is just an incredible bonus. The fact that I do it all with the kids apart of the community just makes it all the sweeter.”
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”.