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AFL star Majak Daw announces the birth of his first child

‘Our little man’: AFL star Majak Daw announces the birth of his first child just nine months after he plunged from a Melbourne bridge – and reveals his son’s VERY famous name

AFL star Majak Daw has announced the birth of his first child, just nine months after he plunged from a Melbourne bridge. 

The 28-year-old said he was ‘thrilled’ to welcome his son Hendrix Kuat William Daw in an Instagram post on Thursday evening. 

‘Hendrix Kuat William Daw, our little man was born this morning around 1am,’ he wrote. 

‘@emomckay and I are so thrilled and proud to be his parents.’ 

AFL star Majak Daw has announced the birth of his first child

The North Melbourne defender first announced his family was about to grow in April. 

‘Baby Daw coming soon,’ Daw wrote in the caption of a photo of himself proudly cradling his girlfriend’s stomach at the time.

Ms McKay also spread the heartwarming news via her own Instagram account.

‘Pretty happy about our lil friend that’s on the way. Baby Daw due this year,’ she posted.  

Ms McKay shared photos from their baby shower in July and admitted it felt ‘so surreal’ to be hosting her own.

An additional post from the baby shower reveals Daw seemingly guessed the gender of their first-born child.

The 28-year-old welcomed his son Hendrix Kuat William Daw in an Instagram post on Thursday evening. 'Hendrix Kuat William Daw, our little man was born this morning around 1am,' he wrote

The 28-year-old welcomed his son Hendrix Kuat William Daw in an Instagram post on Thursday evening. ‘Hendrix Kuat William Daw, our little man was born this morning around 1am,’ he wrote

An additional post from the baby shower reveals Daw seemingly guessed the gender of their first-born child. 'The sistahood is real strong on both sides but Maj is convinced we're having the first Daw grandson,' Ms McKay wrote at the time

An additional post from the baby shower reveals Daw seemingly guessed the gender of their first-born child. ‘The sistahood is real strong on both sides but Maj is convinced we’re having the first Daw grandson,’ Ms McKay wrote at the time

WHO IS MAJAK DAW?

Majak Daw fled war in Sudan with his family and arrived in Australia in 2003.

In 2010 he became the first Sudanese-born AFL player when he was drafted ninth overall by North Melbourne.

He didn’t much much of an impact early in his career and was dropped to the reserves several times

Daw was accused of rape in 2014 over an alleged 2007 incident, but acquitted at trial in December 2015.

In 2018 season he was moved to defence and established himself as a key player, making many intercept marks.

He is active in Melbourne’s Sudanese community and is an AFL Ambassador. 

‘The sistahood is real strong on both sides but Maj is convinced we’re having the first Daw grandson,’ Ms McKay wrote at the time.  

Daw was the first Sudanese-born player to play in the AFL when he made his debut with the Kangaroos in 2013.

He enjoyed a breakout season in 2018, playing 18 matches as defender, before he was pulled from the Yarra River with injuries to his hips and pelvis on December 17. 

Daw had reportedly fought with his partner and taken prescription drugs before he drove to Bolte Bridge in Melbourne and plunged into the Yarra River. 

The star defender made a remarkable return to AFL six months after the fall, when he played about 20 minutes in the Kangaroos’ VFL clash against Sandringham at North Melbourne’s home base in early July.  

Daw, who now has two 15-centimetre rods in each hip, revealed walking normally had been a difficult process during his recovery. 

For confidential support in Australia contact LIFELINE on 13 11 14 and lifeline.org.au, or Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467 

Daw was the first Sudanese-born player to play in the AFL when he made his debut with the Kangaroos in 2013

Daw was the first Sudanese-born player to play in the AFL when he made his debut with the Kangaroos in 2013

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