Melbourne, 23 August 2011 |

Lleyton Hewitt is one of 10 nominees in the Philips Sports Dad of the Year award.

This Father’s Day, Philips will showcase the contribution Australia’s sporting elite make to their families both on and off the sporting field with the Philips Sports Dad of the Year award.

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

This year’s nominees have all been profiled on The profiles even include questions and answers with the sports stars’ partners and children and never before seen family photos.

All entrants have the opportunity to win special prizes for their own father this Father’s Day and the winning Philips Sports Dad of the Year will win $5000 to donate to their charity of choice.

This year’s competition has some of the biggest names in Australian sport, including two time Grand Slam tennis champion Lleyton Hewitt, and Olympian and world champion swimmer Michael Klim. The NRL representatives trying to emulate the awards inaugural winner John Skandalis’ include NSW State of Origin skipper Paul Gallen, Dragons Grand Final hero Dean Young and Queensland Origin prop Ben Hannant. Representing the AFL’s hopes is Hawthorn premiership winning captain Sam Mitchell, Collingwood premiership winning skipper Nick Maxwell and Sydney Swans sharpshooter Ryan O’Keefe. Representing the round ball code is Socceroos World Cup star Jason Culina, while Wallabies excitement machine Mark Gerrard will carry rugby union’s hopes.

Every person that enters and nominates their favourite Sports Dad has the opportunity to win a $5000 Philips Ultimate Father’s Day Grooming Pack.

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Entries close 30 August and the winning sports dad will be announced on Fathers Day, September 4.