Kiwi Supercars star Fabian Coulthard is among the nominees for Australia’s Sports Dad of the Year crown for 2020.
The 38-year-old is one of 10 Australian-based athletes to be nominated for the prize. Adam Reynolds, Josh Morris, Michael Jennings, and James Tamou of the NRL have also been nominated, as have Trent Cotchin, Tom Hawkins. and Mitch Robinson from the AFL trio.
Cleveland Cavaliers basketball ace Matthew Dellavedova and Wallabies player Nic White complete the list of finalists.
It’s been a mixed season for the DJR Team Penske driver. He currently sits ninth in the standings, having visited the podium four times. A win continues to prove illusive.
Off the track, Coulthard and fiancé Becky Lamb have a pair of two-year-old twins, Carter and Mackenzie.
“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,” Coulthard told Supercars.com.
“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.”
The award will be crowned on Father’s Day, September 6. The victor gets to donate $5000 to their charity of choice, with Coulthard’s being male guidance organisation Big Buddy.