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Nominations are now open for the 2014 Sports Dad of the Year award, with 11 Wests Tigers NRL stars to choose from.

The last NRL player to win the award was our very own John Skandalis back in 2009, with plenty of worthy Dads up for nominations again this year.

Other previous winners of the prestigious award include Jude Bolton (Sydney Swans), Mark Winterbottom (V8 Super Cars) and Lleyton Hewitt (Tennis).

The Award recognises sporting fathers who make positive impressions in the community, with the winner donating $5,000 to his charity of choice.

Nominate your favourite sporting Dad at!

Sporting Dads at the Wests Tigers include:

Braith Anasta

Dene Halatau 
(Tayla and Payton)

Pat Richards
 (Aidan and Brianna)

Liam Fulton (Mackenzie)

Cory Paterson (Jax)

Blake Austin (Carter and Nahlaa-Maree)

Martin Taupau (Leilani and Isaiah)

Keith Lulia (Koa)

Adam Blair (Harlem)

James Gavet (James Jnr)

Bodene Thompson (Cordell)

Nominations close on 28 July 2014 and the ten finalists will be announced on 24 August 2014. So don’t forget to nominate at