Vote Craig as Sports Dad of the Year

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Our very own Craig Goodwin among 10 elite Australian athletes vying for the Sports Dad of the Year award to be announced on Father’s Day on Sunday, September 3.

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

The Sports Dad of the Year will highlight 10 elite athletes across a range of sports, giving insights into how they juggle fatherhood with their sporting commitments.

This year’s nominated Sports Dads will be profiled on sportsdads.com.au which will include questions and answers from the players about their families, as well as some comments from the athletes’ family.

All voters 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 and Craig’s is the Stroke Foundation.

One of the stars of Australian soccer and the reigning Johnny Warren Medallist as the best player in last year’s A League, 31-year-old Craig Goodwin has become a club legend here in Adelaide as the club’s captain and all-time leading scorer. Adelaide is home and a place where his heart is, where he and wife Katelyn are happily raising his young son Ezra (2).

“Being a new dad has definitely given me a different perspective and now every thought process is always what’s best for Ezra and Katelyn first,” Craig said.

“Last year was an amazing year. I was able to achieve so much personally within football but to be able to share every moment with them – especially the World Cup – has left us with a life time of memories.”

This years other finalists for the award include fellow Socceroo who became an instant sporting hero to advance Australian into World Cup Andrew Redmayne, NRL and Origin stars Daly Cherry-Evans and Clint Gutherson, flying the flag for the AFL this year is Melbourne premiership winning captain Max Gawn and Collingwood legend Scott Pendlebury, while Wallabies flyer Marika Koroibete will hope to get plenty of votes from the rugby faithful leading into this years World Cup. Last years’ Wimbledon doubles champion Matt Ebden is the next ace on our list. And last but not least, rounding out this year’s contenders is one of Australian’s finest cyclists for the past 20 years Rohan Dennis and test cricket royalty Usman Khawaja.

You can now Vote for Craig at sportsdads.com.au

Voting closes on Tuesday, August 29, and the Sports Dad of the Year winner will be announced on Father’s Day.

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