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Australia deaf rugby national team member Anthony King becomes parent

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Anthony and Kaycee King. Image credit: Australian Deaf Rugby

Earlier today, Australia national deaf rugby team player Anthony King became a new parent after his wife Emma gave birth to a girl.  The new parents named their daughter Kaycee King.



King is a 29-year-old from Bingara, New South Wales.   He was born deaf, and has used hearing aids since he was three years old.  Earlier this month, he got a new hearing device, that allows for stereo sound, so he’d be better able to hear his newborn.


As a rugby player, he has played in test matches for the men’s deaf national team in a one-off game against New Zealand in 2012, helping the Australian side to victory on New Zealand soil.  At the time, no Australian senior side had managed this since 2001.

Laura Hale
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Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees. She has a PhD in Communications from the University of Canberra.

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