Former AFL player Jess Sinclair, and singer Chantelle Delaney, welcomed their first child on November 17 and have named their son Mason Nate. Mason Sinclair was born at 10.23 am, weighing 2.97 kg (6lb 6 oz) and 47.5 cm long. Mason’s name is a nod to Chantelle’s grandmother, May.
Jess played for the Fremantle Dockers from 1997-2000, and for the North Melbourne Kangaroos from 2001-2008. After retiring from AFL, Jess played for Heidelberg in the Northern Football League, and retired from playing last year. This year he began coaching St Mary’s Salesian in the Victorian Amateur Football Association.
Chantelle has been performing since she was a child, and regularly makes international radio and television appearances. In 2008 she took part in the Great Walk to Beijing to raise cancer awareness, and sang a duet with organiser Olivia Newton-John. Recently Chantelle has entertained the troops in East Timor and the Solomon Islands, and performed the national anthem at major sporting events. She is currently working on her debut album. Jess and Chantelle were married in 2009.