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.