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Nominations open for Sports Dad of the Year

Nominations are now open for the 2018 Philips Sports Dad of the Year award, where your nomination will help select ten finalists to vote on prior to Father's Day.

Philips Sports Dad of the Year recognises sporting fathers who make positive impressions in the community, with the winner given the opportunity to donate $10,000 to his charity of choice.

Former winners include Johnathan Thurston, Anthony Minichiello and John Skandalis.

Nominate your favourite Panthers dad at

Nominations close on July 9 and the ten finalists will be announced on August 19.

Some of the dads at the Panthers include:

Peter Wallace (father to Finn and Poppy)

Sam McKendry (father to Isaac and Isla)

Dean Whare (father to Zahlia and Mila)

James Tamou (father to Barclay, Bronx and Brooklyn)

James Maloney (father to Jesse, Ethan, Layla and Kade)

Tyrone Peachey (father to Penelope)

Dallin Watene-Zelezniak (father to Orlando)

Josh Mansour (father to Siana)

James Fisher-Harris (father to Tahira)

Waqa Blake (father to Zara)

Dylan Edwards (father to Bronte)

Acknowledgement of Country

Penrith Panthers players and staff respect and honour 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.