AFL footballer Josh Kennedy, and his Colombian born wife Ana, recently welcomed their first child, and named their son Emilio John. Josh began his career with Hawthorn in 2008, and has been with the Sydney Swans since 2010. Josh is the son of John Kennedy Jr, who played for Hawthorn for 12 years, and the grandson of John Kennedy Sr, who played for Hawthorn in the 1950s, and had a distinguished coaching career; he is an inductee of the Australian Football Hall of Fame, and Sport Australia Hall of Fame. Emilio’s middle name seems to be in honour of these men.
Boxer Daniel Geale, and his wife Sheena, welcomed their fourth child on March 31 and named their daughter Harper [pictured]. If Harper had been a boy, her name would have been Emmett, but Daniel and Sheena weren’t completely sure about the name. Harper joins big brother Bailey, and big sisters Ariyelle and Lilyarna. Daniel has represented Australia at the Olympics, won gold at the Commonwealth Games, and is a three-time middle-weight world champion. Daniel is a descendant of Tasmania’s Palawa people, and Sheena is also of Indigenous descent.
Harness racing trainer Emma Stewart, and her partner Clayton Tonkin, welcomed their first child on March 8 and named their daughter Willow Ava. Emma and Clayton have been together for 11 years, and are extremely successful trainers at an elite level.