AFL player Ash McGrath, and his partner Amanda, welcomed their son Chase Ashley on July 3. Chase McGrath was born at 1.45 pm, and weighed 3.4 kg (7 pounds 7 ounces). He joins big sister Mikayla, aged 2.

Ashley made his debut for the Brisbane Lions in 2001, and has played with the team all his career. In 2009 he was selected to play for the Indigenous All-Stars. His brothers Toby and Cory also play in the AFL, and he is a cousin of former AFL player Dion Woods.