20 August 2012
Frosty needs your votes
The Philips Sports Dad of the Year award will highlight 10 elite athletes across a broad range of sporting fields, giving insights into how they juggle fatherhood with their sporting commitments. This year’s nominated Sports Dads will be profiled at www.sportsdads.com.au with interviews and family photos. This is an opportunity to learn more about these amazing men and support them by voting for them as the Sports Dad of the Year.
This year's competition has again attracted some of the biggest names in Australian sport, all competing for the title of best Sports Dad in Australia.
Trying to keep the AFL flag flying after Brett Kirk and Sam Mitchell took out the title in 2010 and 2011 respectively will be two time premiership winner and Collingwood big man Darren Jolly, Brisbane Lions captain and three time premiership winner Jonathan Brown and Kangaroos vice-captain Drew Petrie. The big names of the NRL will be out to restore rugby league pride, and follow in the footsteps of the competition's inaugural winner John Skandalis in 2009. This year, the competition has attracted Storm, Queensland and Kangaroos captain Cameron Smith, retiring Eels legend Nathan Hindmarsh, the captain of current premiership favourites Canterbury-Bankstown, Michael Ennis and in-form Rabbitoh John Sutton. The world game is represented by Socceroos and Sydney FC star Brett Emerton, while the popular Mark 'Frosty' Winterbottom carries the hopes of the V8 Supercar fraternity. Rounding out the list is Olympic legend and long-time Tour de France competitor Stuart O'Grady.
All you have to do is go online and vote, and in 25 words or less let us know why you think your chosen sports dad should be crowned the Philips Sports Dad of the Year. The sporting dad who gets the most votes will win $5000 to donate to his charity of choice and thanks to Philips you could win the Philips Ultimate Father’s Day Grooming Pack valued at more than $5000.
Voting and competition lines are now open, so don’t forget to log on to www.sportsdads.com.au. Voting ends on Tuesday, August 28, and the winner will be announced on Father’s Day, Sunday, September 2.