AFL club football players Jacinta and Aaron Froud welcomed their son Blake almost a year ago. Blake Froud joins big sister Eve, aged 2.

Jacinta plays for the Queanbeyan Tigerettes, and although she missed last season because of Blake, this year she returns as much-missed team captain. Jacinta is a former ACTAFL Women’s Player of the Year. Aaron plays for the Harman Hogs in the Canberra League; last year they won the Premiership.

Jockey Jacques Luxe, and his wife Oksana, welcomed their first child four months ago; their daughter’s name is Athena.

Jacques came to Australia from his native Mauritius in 2006 as a mature-aged apprentice. He started out in Melbourne, but for the past four and a half years has been in Tasmania. Last year he had five wins and two seconds riding The Cleaner. Jacques and Oksana are now preparing to move to Sydney, where Jacques will take up a new career opportunity with legendary trainer, Lee Freedman.