He’s won a premiership, played Origin and is the proud captain of his beloved South Sydney Rabbitohs. Now, Adam Reynolds can add Philips Sports Dad of the Year to his impressive list of achievements.
The Rabbitohs star is this year’s winner after polling more than 20 per cent of the vote to beat out NRL colleagues Josh Morris, Michael Jennings and James Tamou, AFL superstars Trent Cotchin, Tom Hawkins and Mitch Robinson, super car favourite Fabian Coulthard, NBA Star Matthew Dellavedova and Wallaby half Nic White.
“I’d like to thank everyone who supported me and all the other days – it’s a great honour to be named the Philips Sports Dad of the Year,” Adam said.
“My family means the world to me, Tallara and all my beautiful kids.
“Being in a ‘bubble’ has made it very challenging at times. We haven’t been able to get out and about as a family as we normally would. I guess I’ve learnt a lot more about them as we’ve seen a lot of each other this year.”
Besides winning the title, Adam will donate his $5,000 prize to Save our Sons, the organisation fighting every day for a cure to Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
“They are a foundation that works extremely hard,” Adam said.
“It’s a great cause and hopefully we can find a cure soon."
Adam will spend Father’s Day with his family relaxing after a tough game against the Storm on Friday night.
“Today I will be in lockdown so just some family time at home. Playing games in the back yard and a family movie in the afternoon.
“I’d like to thank Philips for getting behind this amazing award and wish all the dads out there a happy Father’s day.”
QUESTIONS FOR ADAM
You’ve won a premiership and captained the Rabbitohs, but how does being judged sports dad of year rank among the list of your achievements?
It’s right up there amongst all the awards I have won. To be recognised as Sports Dad of the Year is a honour and a privilege. Family and sport is my life - Adam
You’ve really hit a purple patch of form this year, how much of that can be attributed to your family?
A lot, I think it has a lot to do with family. Getting away from football and freshening up the mind can be the best thing for you at times. - Adam
Tell us about the charity you have chosen to support Save Our Sons and what does being able to give them a $5k cheque mean to you and to them?
Eli and the team have been inspirational to me and many others with there passion and persistence. There hard work and dedication is infectious and I’m extremely honoured to be able to support the cause . Hopefully we can find a cure. - Adam
What’s a perfect Father’s Day gift?
Breakfast with the family then some quality time with the kids. - Adam
What are Adam’s best attributes as a dad?
He is always hands on with the kids. He loves spending time with them playing sports. He is also great with helping out school art tasks. He has a secret passion for art! - Tallara
Tell’s us something we didn't know about Adam? Adam is a big kid. He has a massive sweet tooth, he loves all different kinds of sport and watching documentaries. He also collects NBA cards as his hobby - Tallara
Tells us something special about your dad?
He always plays sport with us - Kobe
He always takes us fun places on his days off - Aaliyah
He tucks us into bed every night and makes us feel special - Nakykah
Does dad have any strange habits and joke around?
He always jokes around tickling me and we always love a wrestle - Kobe
He always eats the whipped cream and puts it back into the fridge empty - Aaliyah
He twitches a lot when he sleeps - Nakykah