Equestrian champ Danielle Weymark, and her partner Matthew Johnson, welcomed twins named Oliver and Lara last month [pictured]. Danielle became disabled after surviving meningococcal meningitis as a baby, losing most of her left arm, right hand, and parts of both feet to the disease. She began riding horses at the age of 8, and has gone on to win many dressage competitions in both para-sport and open contests. Danielle hopes to represent Australia at the Paralympic Games.
Veteran surfer Taj Burrow, and his girlfriend, model Rebecca Jobson, welcomed their first child in October last year, and have named their daughter Arabella Rose. Taj began surfing at the age of 7, and at 18 was the youngest surfer ever to win a national title. He has had twelve ASP Tour wins, written a book on surfing, and produced his own series of surfing videos. Taj has just announced his retirement. Rebecca starred on Australia’s Next Top Model.
Retired netball star Liz Ellis, and her husband, former rugby union player Matthew Stocks, welcomed their second child on April 4 and have named their son Austin Ralph. Austin joins big sister Audrey, aged 4; Audrey’s birth was featured on the blog.
Sports reporter Roz Kelly, and her husband, South African cricketer Morné Morkel, welcomed their first child last September and have named their son Arias Flynn. Roz was a reporter for Channel Nine, and is now commentating the Big Bash League for Channel Ten.