Shell V-Power Racing Team driver Fabian Coulthard is among the top 10 elite Australian athletes vying for the Sports Dad of the Year award to be announced on Father’s Day on Sunday, September 6. 

Now in its 12th year, the award showcases the contribution Australia’s sporting elite make to their families both on and off the field. 

The winner will receive $5,000 to donate to their charity of choice. Coulthard’s is Big Buddy, a charity that matches kind-hearted men with boys who do not have a father in their lives, so they can enjoy male friendship, guidance, and someone to look up to.

Coulthard is the only Supercars driver to be in the running for this year’s award and says it’s an honour to be nominated.

“This is the first time I have ever been nominated for something like this, and it’s really great to be in the running for the award.

“Juggling a professional motorsport career with a family, and two-year-old twins, can be difficult at times as we are on the road a lot, but I’m so lucky to have my amazing fiancé Bec and support of my family.

“Family is very special to me, and while a winning race is an unbelievable experience and something I love doing, nothing compares to watching your kids grow and sharing special moments with them like their first steps or first word,” said Coulthard.

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 are profiled on sportsdads.com.au, which includes questions and answers from the athletes about their families, as well as some comments from the athletes’ family.

All voters have the opportunity to win special prizes for their own dad this Father’s Day, including the Philips Shaver6000.

Vote now for Fabian at https://sportsdads.com.au/player02.htm. Voting closes on Tuesday, September 1, and the Sports Dad of the Year winner will be announced on Father’s Day.