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 2016
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The winner of the WA Father of the Year Award for 2016 is Mr Hamish McCracken from Australind.

Turf Care WA’s Western Australian Father of the Year Award 2016 Coordinating Committee is pleased to announce Mr Hamish McCracken from Australind as WA’s Father of the Year 2016. Hamish is a father of his 2 year old daughter Rachel and is married to his wife Jessica. Hamish is a stay-at-home dad whilst also being very active in the community. Among other things, Hamish is a committee member for the local day care centre where he is working on a project to switch to solar panels for the centre and is a mentor for local children through the hockey and tennis clubs.

 

The following are excerpts from Hamish’s nomination submitted by his wife Jessica:

“Hamish is an exceptional Father, who every day looks after our daughter while creating a fun and active environment.”

“I watch in awe of him every day, his endless patience and sense of fun gives Rachel so much joy every day, he effortlessly fits in at Mother’s Groups and always makes people laugh. Rachel is very spirited child and can be a handful, but somehow he always manages to make parenting look easy. He’s an amazing father and Husband and we are extremely lucky to have him.”

“Hamish’s can-do attitude manifests itself in teaching Rachel to be independent and active. He always encourages her to develop her skills and finds multiple ways for her try new things.He encourages her to do whatever interests her, whether it’s kicking a soccer ball, pushing a pram, swimming or riding a bike. There are no ‘boys’ or ‘girls’ activities in our household, only activities.”

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