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Everything we know about Adam Goodes' newborn daughter Adelaide

This little bub is one lucky girl!

By Rebecca Sullivan
Former AFL star Adam Goodes is about to be on our screens again, except this time the proud Indigenous man will not be kicking a ball around a giant footy field.
Instead he's the star of a fascinating documentary, The Final Quarter, which will air on Channel 10 on Thursday night.
While we know loads about Goodes' professional career and of course that controversial booing incident, the 39-year-old is very private when it comes to his personal life.
In fact, he's so private that you'll find no mention of his family on his Wikipedia page - at all - and his Instagram page is set to private, despite the former Australian of the Year having 37,000 followers.
What we do know about Goodes' family is that he married the gorgeous Natalie Croker in a secret Sydney wedding in 2016. The couple were married in a very intimate ceremony, with only 20 guests present.
They had previously dated for a couple of years before the Sydney Swans star retired from AFL in 2015.
Adam Goodes and his wife Natalie Croker. (Image: Getty Images)
Just last month, Natalie gave birth to the couple's first child, a gorgeous little girl called Adelaide.
While the pair have kept very quiet about their new addition, Goodes has previously revealed that they decided not to find out the sex of their baby.
"We are very excited," Goodes told The Daily Telegraph of the couple's expectant arrival.
"We are not finding out the sex. It's going to be a surprise."
The couple at the GQ Men of the Year Awards. (Image: Getty Images)
Goodes' Indigenous culture is incredibly important to him and he's in the process of educating his new family about his people's rich culture and history.
"I've only learnt about my culture in the past 10 years and for me finding out that has come with this sense of identity and purpose I've since felt having been connected to that culture," he told GQ.
"I had an Indigenous wedding ceremony with my wife, who's not Indigenous and she was able to learn about her kinship," Goodes revealed.
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Goodes also revealed that his daughter will be raised as a proud Indigenous woman, something he is looking forward to tremendously.
"So the most exciting thing for me is from day one this baby is going to know it's an Aboriginal person and is connected to the longest living culture in the world, which is something I didn't have when I was growing up," he said.
"Every opportunity we can we'll be giving him or her an Indigenous experience, teaching him or her about what it means to be Aboriginal. For me as a father, I feel I have a role to play to instil that culture, as well as discipline and having fun."
Little Adelaide sure is one lucky girl!