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Vote Blues for 'Sports Dad of the Year'

Brydens Lawyers NSW Blues duo James Maloney and David Klemmer played a pivotal role in seeing the Blues to an Origin series win. But now, along with 2014 series-winning NSW Blues skipper Paul Gallen, the pair are being recognised for another, more important, role off the field – being a good dads.

Now in its 10th year, the Philips Sports Dad of the Year will highlight 10 elite athletes across a broad range of sports, giving insights into how they juggle fatherhood with their sporting commitments.

The award showcases the contribution Australia's sporting elite make to their families both on and off the field.

Looking to emulate the winning feats of True Blue Anthony Minichiello, who took out the award in 2014, this year's nominated Sports Dads will be profiled on which will include questions and answers from the players about their families, as well as comments from the athletes' family.

HIGHLIGHTS | Origin II, 2018

All voters to have the opportunity to win special prizes for their own father this Father's Day, with the winning Philips Sports Dad of the Year receiving $5,000 to donate to their charity of choice.

To see the full list of nominees and to vote, visit now at

Voting closes on Tuesday, 28 August. The 2018 Philips Sports Dad of the Year winner will be announced on Father's Day (Sunday, 2 September). 

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