Retired rugby league footballer Alan Tongue, and his wife Katie, welcomed their fourth child about a month ago, and have named their daughter Lola. Lola joins big sisters Becky, aged 8, and Heidi, aged 6, and big brother Gem, nearly 3; Gem’s birth was announced on the blog. Alan played his entire decade-long career with the Canberra Raiders, where he made captain, and retired in 2011.

Basketballer Michelle Cosier, and her husband Simon, welcomed their second child on February 27, and have named their son Levi Jackson. Levi joins big brother Brodie, aged 4. Michelle has played for the Canberra Capitals for several years, and hopes to make a comeback to the WMBL next season. Simon runs a sportswear company, and is also a basketball referee.

(Picture shows Alan with his daughter Lola, who he has just signed up as a Canberra Raider member; Canberra Raider Jack Wighton holds Lola’s brother Gem)