Nominate for sport dad of year award

EACH Father’s Day we celebrate sporting fathers in Australia, professional and amateur, who are great examples on and off the sporting field.

Now you can recognise a local sports dad in your community for the chance to be crowned the Philips Community Sports Dad of the Year.
Whether it’s a dad that coaches his local junior team, helps the local sports club with funding or support, or simply plays competitive sport on the weekend, now is the chance to highlight a father who’s an inspiration to your local sports club and community.
The Community Sports Dad of the Year winner will be provided with a $5,000 Rebel Sports voucher to donate to his sporting club of choice for some new gear or sporting equipment.
Last year’s winner was father of eight, Bill Soliola, who was the under 8s coach, first aider, photographer, fundraiser, manager, committee member and the regular go to man who never says no for the Berala Bears JRLFC.
Bill said: “The award was for everyone. What motivates me are all the families. Volunteering to me is about giving and not expecting anything back. Making life easier for others and putting smiles on children’s faces.”
To get involved, simply go to and explain in 100 words or less why you think your chosen sports dad should be crowned the Community Sports Dad of the Year.
Nominations are now open, so don’t forget to log on to Nominations and entries end on Sunday, August 18, and the winner will be announced before Father’s Day, Sunday September 1.