With fathers day just around the corner (June 15th in case you’d forgotten) we thought we’d take a look at the top 5 dads who are involved in sport and also what thoughtful present they’d be grateful to receive from SportsDirect.com. Here are our top picks:
David Beckham – There’s not going to be a list of the top 5 sporting dads with mentioning the man himself, David Beckham. David is father to Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz and Harper. Even though the family may be high up on the rich list, David is eager for his offspring to live a normal life. Only recently has Brooklyn Beckham been reported to have started a weekend job in a coffee shop in West London, a great way of learning the true value of money, and a fantastic way of saving for an amazing fathers day present - Parenting at its finest.
What fathers day present would best suit David Beckham? - Although David didn’t make it to holding the World Cup, he could own his own piece of World Cup history with a hand signed Bobby Charlton framed shirt.
Peter Schmeichel – Another ex-Manchester United player to be added to the list of the Top 10 Sporting Dads. Peter is father to son Kasper Schmeichel, who following in his fathers footsteps went into the family business of goalkeeping. Kasper currently plays for Leicester City and although he might have a long way to go to reach his fathers level of performance, with Leicester recently being promoted to the Premier league, he’s certainly heading in the right direction.
What fathers day present would best suit Peter Schmeichel? - Since his retirement Peter has (along with several other retired professional footballers) taken up golf. Having recently played in the Celebrity Pro-am in Wentworth alongside Rory Mcilroy we think the perfect present would be a new set of clubs.
Ian Wright – Another professional footballer to be added to the list. Ian is father to four children, Shaun Wright-Phillips, Bradley Wright-Phillips, Brett Wright and Stacey Wright, all keen sportsmen themselves. Shaun Wright-Phillips should be the name that sticks out the most from his list of offspring. Shaun is a keen professional football player (again having followed in his fathers footsteps) and currently plays for newly promoted Queens Park Rangers.
What fathers day present would best suit Ian Wright? - Although an Arsenal man himself, we can’t help but think that with QPR recently winning the playoffs against Derby that he’d be grateful for a QPR shirt to support his son.
Tony Hawk - Tony is dad to Riley, Keegan, Kadence Clover and Spencer Hawk. Much like our other top 5 sporting dads Tony’s talent for skateboarding has been passed down in the genes, with Riley Hawk very recently becoming a pro-skater himself. It does help to have a skatepark in your back garden though…
What fathers day present would best suit Tony Hawk? - For Tony we’d have to go for a new watch, an outdoor watch to be more precise. These watches have altimeters so he track how high he’ll be going on the half pipes. We think he’d quite like that.
Rodger Federer - There’s no doubt that Rodger Federer is a busy man at the moment. Having been gifted with identical twin daughters in 2009, in May 2014 he and his wife were again granted twins, this time twin boys. It’s no surprise that Federer’s performance has suffered recently, and understandably so, children can be difficult at the best of times, never mind with two five year-olds and two new-borns. He’s a man that puts family first and for that we salute him.
What fathers day present would best suit Rodger Federer? - Besides recommending a good nights sleep, we’d have to give Rodger an indoor table tennis set. Although he might be too busy to head out and practise at the moment, at least with this he’d still be able to keep in the swing of things indoors.