Retired AFL footballer Gavin Wanganeen, and his wife, television presenter Pippa, welcomed their first child together in September last year, and have named their daughter Kitty. Kitty Wanganeen’s birth was announced in the Adelaide Advertiser. Gavin has two children named Mia and Tex from his previous marriage to Stephanie Wanganeen.
Gavin played for Essendon from 1991-96, and for Port Adelaide from 1997-2006. Considered one of the game’s finest players, he was the first Indigenous footballer to win the prestigious Brownlow Medal, and the first to play more than 300 games. A medal for the best player under the age of 21 is named in his honour. Since retiring, Gavin has focused on his ownership of Anytime Fitness centres, coaches high school football, and has been an ambassador for the White Ribbon campaign which tackles violence against women. The Gavin Wanganeen Indigenous Scholarship at the University of South Australia offers financial support to disadvantaged Indigenous students so they can complete their degree. Gavin is from a notable footballing family, and is a first cousin to footballers Aaron and Alwyn Davey, as well as a relative of actress Natasha Wanganeen.
Pippa (nee Hanson) is a model and television presenter who was runner up in the Miss World Australia pageant of 2003. She and Gavin were married in 2012.