Big Cat opens up on latest labour of love

POST MATCH: Tom Hawkins with wife Emma and daughter Arabella. Picture: AFL Media/Michael Willson

By Melissa Grant

Geelong star Tom Hawkins says he would have missed a game to attend his daughter’s birth, although he was saved from making that call.

The power forward speaks about the arrival of his second daughter, Primrose Grace, in the winter edition of Geelong Coast Kids.

“If Emma went into labour on game day I would definitely have missed and been at the birth. However our obstetrician was a Geelong supporter and didn’t want me to miss a game so he induced Emma,” Hawkins reveals.

Primrose (Mimi) arrived just before the start of the 2019 AFL season, with her father going on to boot the 500th goal of his career in the Cats round one match.

Hawkins, who is in red-hot form and in All Australian contention, also speaks about Emma’s tough pregnancy, parenting in the age of social media and getting kids involved in footy.

Geelong Coast Kids magazines are available to pick up for free at more than 400 family-friendly outlets across the Geelong region, including retail outlets, kinders and schools.

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