NRL player Matt King, and his wife, Kirsten, welcomed their first child on June 16 – a daughter named Charlie June. I’m guessing that her middle name is after her month of birth.

Matt has been in England since 2008, playing for the Warrington Wolves in the Super League. Matt became a favourite at the Wolves, but this season ended in disappointment after the team were knocked out of the semi-finals. However, next week he will be attending a reception with the Queen at Buckingham Palace, for Australians who have succeeded in their chosen fields in the United Kingdom. He will be returning to Australia in order to take up a three year contract with the South Sydney Rabbitohs, beginning next season.

I apologise for the lateness of this entry, as Charlie King’s birth was only announced in the British papers at the time.

(Story and photo from the Warrington Guardian, June 19 2011; extra information from Noosa News, October 5 2011)