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Former AFL footballer player, Tony Modra, and his wife Erica, welcomed their son Luke Anthony on January 12. Luke was born prematurely weighing just 1.29 kg (2 pounds 13 ounces), and spent some time in Flinders Medical Centre Neonatal Unit, but he is now at home with his family. Luke Modra joins big sister Hayley, aged 4.

Tony began his career in the SANFL in 1991, playing for West Adelaide, before moving to Adelaide the following year. He retired in 2001 while playing for Fremantle. Since his retirement, Tony has worked as a cattle farmer near Victor Harbor, and plays local football and cricket.

Erica (nee Jacobs) is qualified in Occupational Therapy and Exercise Science, and works in the fitness industry. She and Tony were married in 2008, after fifteen years together. Their wedding took place on the couple’s farm.