NRL footballer Josh McCrone, and his wife Courtney, welcomed their first child earlier this month, and have named their daughter Ava Lulu.

Josh has been with the Canberra Raiders since 2009, and this year was also a member of the Country Origin team.

Courtney (nee Hinchcliffe) is the sister of Ryan Hinchcliffe, who plays for the Melbourne Storm; the McCrones and the Hinchcliffes come from the same town, Temora. Courtney and Josh were married about a year ago.

(Photo from Zimbio)