Nominations for YMCA Community Father of the Year are now open!


YMCA Victoria understands that while families come in all shapes and sizes, positive male role models are always important in a child’s life. Since the YMCA invented Father’s Day, we’ve always had a soft spot for the special relationship between father figures and the children in their lives.

To recognise exceptional dads and father figures, and to give children a chance to show their appreciation, the YMCA Community Father of the Year recognises dads and father figures who may think they’re ordinary, but are in fact extraordinary. To the children in their life, they’re a superhero.

Since 2003, YMCA Community Father of the Year has been held at participating YMCA centres and services. Children nominate their dad or father figure by writing or drawing why they are so special to them, and a winner is selected for each centre.

Winners of Community Father of the Year are considered for the Father’s Day Council of Victoria’s prestigious Victorian Father of the Year Award. The winners also receive free entry for him and his family to the YMCA Father’s Day Fun Run.

Check out some of the awesome nominations we’ve already received:

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