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Mini named Sports Dad of the Year

Club Captain Anthony Minichiello has today been announced as the winner of the 2014 Philips Sports Dad of the Year Award, voted by Fans.

Up against the likes of AFL star Luke Hodge, Ironman Shannon Eckstein and fellow NRL identities Matt Ballin, Ryan Hoffman and his brother Mark Minichiello, Anthony's win is yet another feather in the cap of the highly decorated retiring fullback.

The win sees Minichiello secure $5,000 to be donated to a charity of his choosing, which the 299-game veteran has opted to donate to the Steggles Roosters Charity Nest.

Since its inception in 2010 the Steggles Roosters Charity Nest has raised more than $1,800,000 for Children's Charities, of which in 2014 are KidsXpress, Lifestart, Children's Hospital Foundation and Children's Cancer Institute of Australia.

In addition to donations, the Charity Nest receives funds via $1,000 for every point the Roosters win by, $250 per point from the Roosters and $1,000 for every Holden Cup win.
Finally, in a huge show of support for both Minichiello and the Charity Nest, Managing Director of Steggles John Camilleri has matched the $5,000 donated by the fullback to secure a further $10,000 in the Nest.