Footy star dad’s war on grumpy guts is a grudge match
DADS who are stuck on the couch watching their guts expand aren’t the only ones affected by our state’s obesity epidemic.
Former Socceroo Robbie Slater said it is family members who often bear the brunt of fathers who are unable to get out and exercise.
“A lot of fathers can tend to neglect themselves and their own health because they are so preoccupied with work, their kids and other pressures,” the 52-year-old said.
“You can then have the snowball effect where unfit dads have no energy and get grumpy.
“Being fitter and healthier is going to make you a better dad overall.”
More than 50 per cent of the state’s adults are overweight or obese, accord- ing to NSW Health. Even having just a handful of belly fat increases the risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke and type 2 diabetes.
Slater, who is father to 20-year-old Tom and five-year-old Matthew, is encouraging Sydney’s dads to dust off their boots and bring them out for a one-off grudge match.
The Dads vs Dads game day is a family friendly event to be held on Sun- day, June 25, at Robin Thomas Reserve in Parramatta.
Dads who sign up have the chance to win tickets to the Arsenal vs Western Sydney Wanderers match in July, jerseys and gym memberships.
Players from the Wanderers and Sydney FC will help train the dads and the first 200 arrivals will get a free lunch. DADS CAN REGISTER FOR THE EVENT AT DADSVDADS. COM. AU
Robbie and Matthew Slater.