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AFL star Drew Petrie, and his wife Nicole, welcomed their daughter Abby Jade on April 5. Abby Petrie was born at 2.20 pm, and joins big brother Jack, aged one and a half.

Drew plays for the North Melbourne Kangaroos; since making his debut in 2001, he has played over 200 games. He was selected for the Australian team in the International Rules series against Ireland, and became vice-captain of the Kangaroos in 2009. He was his team’s top goal scorer in 2009 and 2011.

Nicole (nee Carr) has known Drew for many years; they met because he was a friend of her brother. Nicole and Drew had a relaxed beachside wedding in December 2009, and then honeymooned in Mexico.

(Photo shows Nicole and Drew with Jack)