It’s football finals season, so here are two baby daughters of Australian rules footballers. Both have a connection to the West, and both have pretty floral names.
Lewis Jetta, who plays for the Sydney Swans in the AFL, and his partner Jess, welcomed their daughter Daisy last month. Daisy Jetta joins big brother Lewis aged 2 – Lewis is known as Junior.
Lewis is originally from Western Australia, and has been playing for the Sydney Swans since 2010. He is a director with the National Aboriginal Sporting Chance Academy, which works with Indigenous youth, and has been involved with the Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation’s Wall of Hands campaign, and the Learn Earn Legend initiative. He is keen to provide a good role model for Indigenous youth, and he and his cousin Neville, who plays for Melbourne, both returned to school to complete Year 12 as an encouragement to their younger cousins. Tonight Lewis will be back in his home state for the preliminary finals against Fremantle Dockers.
Lewis chose Lewis Junior’s name, and under a prearranged agreement, Jess got naming rights for a girl. Lewis jokes that he suggested Louise, but the idea was vetoed.
Rory O’Brien, who plays for the East Fremantle Sharks in the WAFL, and his partner Ebony Lawler, welcomed their daughter Ivy Mae last year.
This year, Rory won the Sandover Medal, awarded to the fairest and best player in the West Australia Football League. Rory is the first person from his club to win it for fifteen years, and he gained the second highest number of votes in history.
(Photo shows Lewis Jetta with his children Junior and Daisy)