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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 tenth 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.
This years’ winner was president of the Cobar Junior Soccer Club and Cobar Athletics and Triathlon Squad, Greg McKervey.
Greg went onto say
“I’m really appreciative of the honour that this award presents, but at the same time I’m conscious of the fact there are so many parents who give their time willingly to help our children experience all the fun that comes with competitive sport,” Greg said.
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”.
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