2009 Philips Sports Dad of the Year winner
Voting for the 2012 Philips Sports Dad of the Year competition is underway, and to celebrate we have caught up with the 2009 winner, John Skandalis.
One of the most loyal and competitive NRL players John Skandalis or Skando, as he is widely known, was one of the game’s great clubman. Starting his career with the Western Suburbs Magpies, Skandalis survived the cut when the club merged with Balmain in the 2000 season. Skandalis played in the Tigers historic 2005 premiership winning team, the first joint venture team to claim a rugby league premiership. A hulking front-row forward, Skandalis played more than 280 first grade games in Australia and England.