Ben Hudson from the Brisbane Lions, and his wife Rita, welcomed their son Stirling Frankie on July 24. Stirling Hudson joins big brother Ignatius, aged 2.

David Johnson, a former player for the Geelong Cats, and his wife Stacey, welcomed their son Reggie last week.

The Johnsons have had a tough time lately, as Stacey was diagnosed with a Sarcoma cancer during her pregnancy, and baby Reggie was born prematurely, at 29 weeks. In order to help out the popular couple, the Geelong Football Club organised a “backyard blitz“, where club members volunteered their time to help give the Johnsons’ backyard a makeover. Local businesses donated materials, and the whole project was completed on one weekend with the help of 90 volunteers.

(Photo shows the Geelong Football Club helping out the Johnsons; Dave is the one on the ground)