23 August 2021

Daly Cherry-Evans is one of the most recognisable figures in rugby league

Since being signed as a prodigious young player from Queensland, Daly’s career has included premierships, Origin victories and proudly representing his country as well as ascending to the captaincy of one rugby league’s most famous clubs.

Daly won the 2011 premiership as a youngster with Manly, won the Clive Churchill Medal as best player in the grand final from the losing team as Manly lost to the Roosters in 2013, and captained the Maroons to glory in rugby league’s fiercest rivaly, the State of Origin, in 2020.

This year, the Sea Eagles are on track to make another famous finals run under his captaincy.

All up the 32-year-old has played more than 250 games for the Sea Eagles, 15 Tests for the Kangaroos and represented the Maroons on 16 occasions.

But perhaps his biggest yet most rewarded role is being a devoted dad to three daughters, Navi (8), Harvie (6) and Tully (3).

“Being a dad to three daughters is tough,” Daly said smiling. “And I’m told it will only get tougher once they hit their teenage years haha!

“But probably the thing I love most is trying to understand what makes my kids happy. Guiding them and supporting them to give them every opportunity to live a happy life.”

So will Daly triumph to win this year’s Sports Dad of the Year award or another of our amazing dads?

Only you can decide so get voting to crown the man you think is a legend dad to go with his legendary sporting feats.

The kids love coming to my games. And I love having them there. Win, lose or draw I’ll go find them after the game for a cuddle.


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