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North Sydney Junior District - 2015 - Gala Day

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 public can help their nominated sports dad join some of the biggest names in Australian sport who have been crowned the celebrity Philips Sports Dad of the Year. Previous finalists in the competition have included AFL superstars Sam Mitchell and Luke Hodge; NRL champions Cameron Smith and Johnathan Thurston; two-time Grand Slam tennis champion Lleyton Hewitt; Socceroo legend Tim Cahill; captain of the all-conquering Kookaburras Mark Knowles and one of the world's best batsmen, David Warner.

To get involved, people simply need to go to and explain in 100 words or less why they think their chosen sports dad should be crowned the Community Sports Dad of the Year.

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.  

Nominations are now open, so don't forget to log on to Nominations and entries end on Sunday, 20 August, with the winner to be announced before Father's Day, Sunday, 3 September.  See the website for full terms and conditions.

Acknowledgement of Country

New South Wales Rugby League respects and honours the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.