NRL footballer Tariq Sims, and his partner, model Ashleigh Sudholz, welcomed their first child on March 1 and have named their daughter Lakia Kai. Tariq has played for rugby league team, The North Queensland Cowboys, since 2011, and has also represented New South Wales Country and the national team of Fiji, which he qualified for through his Fijian mother. Tariq’s name was featured on the blog. Ashleigh is an award-winning swimwear model who specialises in promoting sportswear.

A-League footballer Matt Smith, and his wife Aicha, welcomed their third child on March 18, and have named their daughter Isla Evelyn. Isla Smith joins big sister Ava, aged 5, and big brother Owen, aged 2; Owen’s birth was announced on the blog. Matt is the captain of Brisbane Roar FC.

(Photo shows Tariq and Ashleigh before Lakia’s birth)