NOMINATE A DAD WHO YOU THINK IS DOING A GREAT JOB.

Nominations are open to all Fathers and Father-figures raising a child (under 18 yrs), including adoptive Fathers, Step-Fathers, Foster Fathers, Grandfathers and Uncles.

2016/08/05 17:00:00


THE FATHERING PROJECT

Professor Bruce Robinson

Honorary Chairman WA Father of the Year

Professor Bruce Robinson, honorary Chairman of the Awards Committee. He is the author of best sellers: Daughters and their Dads, Fathering from the Fast Lane, The Blue Book of Tips for Fathers & Father-Figures and a short DVD for fathers and father figures: What kids really need from their dads. He has lectured on Fathering for nearly 20 years to thousands of people in five different countries. A doctor, teacher and scientist, he has over 150 papers published and been the recipient of numerous awards.

He leads The Fathering Project team at The University of Western Australia. Professor Bruce Robinson’s work with The Fathering Project is part of what earned him the title of Western Australia’s Australian of the Year 2014.

Professor Bruce Robinson stated:

“The impact of a father in a child’s life is profound. The award recognises fathers who have excelled in the fathering role.”


WA FATHER OF THE YEAR 2015
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The winner of the WA Father of the Year Award for 2015 is Mr Paul Lenaghan from Merriwa.

The WA Father of the Year Award Coordinating Committee is pleased to announce Mr Paul Lenaghan from Merriwa as WA’s Father of the Year 2015. Paul is a father of four children aged 14, 13, 5, and 3 and is married to Samantha. Paul works as a teacher and supports his eldest daughter who was born with Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy, and 10% Vision. Paul has been nominated twice for Teacher of the Year Awards, is a House Coordinator, mentors teenage students and has raised funds in charity events for Cerebral Palsy and St Johns.

The following are excerpts from Paul’s nomination submitted by his wife Samantha:

“Paul is the most loving Dad, he is selfless, he always puts his family first and he has sacrificed so much to give us the best. He is a humble man who rarely complains and just gets on with what needs to be done.”

“He is extremely passionate about his job and sets a great example of having a strong work ethic to our kids.”

“He supports all of our kids to follow their dreams and believes in each and every one of them.”

“He worries he can’t financially give us enough but what he doesn’t realise is he gives us more than money could ever buy.”

“I know how blessed I am he chose to marry me and be the father of my gorgeous children.”
“He is funny, he is loving and he supports us all. We love him dearly and even if he 
doesn’t get any further in this competition, I want him to know how special he is to us.”

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