The winners from YMCA Community Father of the Year are also considered for the Father’s Day Council of Victoria’s prestigious Victorian Father of the Year Award.
2016 Victorian Father of the Year Winner
In 2016 father of two Terry Mitropoulos was named Victorian Father of the Year. Terry came to the attention of the Victorian Father’s Day Council after he was nominated for the annual YMCA Community Father of the Year at his local YMCA in Eltham. Terry’s story is remarkable! With his family by his side Terry has overcome significant health problems to remain a steadfast example to his family and wider community. As someone who was told by medical experts that he may never walk again, Terry’s completion of the 5 kilometre course at the inaugural YMCA Father’s Day Fun Run provided inspiration not just to his family but to all Victorians.
Past winners Victorian Father of the Year Winner’s:
- 2014: Adam Strathairn
- 2015: Abubeker Mohamed
- 2016: Terry Mitropoulos