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Katie, left and Priscilla Duncan reveal that they are expecting a baby.
It turns out that it will be for Fern Katie Duncan's football for quite a year.
An influential midfielder was not only named in the football cup on Monday – Monday after retirement this year – but she and wife, former football Fern Priscilla Duncan, revealed she was waiting for a girl in July.
Duncan said Things The couple was excited about their news and felt it was a good time to share the world with a double whammy announcement on Facebook.
"Of course our friends know, but we haven't made any announcements on Facebook or in public. It's pretty obvious, and some people will want to know," Katie said.
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Retired Football Fern Priscilla posted on his personal Facebook page on Monday, with a couple holding hands and looking at a Priscilla baby bump.
"We decided to make a double announcement, why not?" Katie said.
Priscilla is 27 weeks old and it was an easy decision for a couple to carry their first child because Priscilla is four years older than Katie and left the game.
Katie (nee Hoyle) would like to bring a baby one day.
"We are lucky to have personal donors. It took us a while, it took us a few years, now it's surreal enough to happen."
"He's a little older, so it makes sense for her to go first. Of course, if I decided to get out of retirement, it would make much more sense than she'd first."
Katie joked "it's fair", each of them has a child at some point.
The couple wanted to show football fans and young homosexual couples that they could be parents with little help and courage.
"I want to be a model for all those girls. As for us, we're another pair of kiwis who's going to raise a family."
Katie said the husbands were lucky to be New Zealanders who were always supported by friends and the community.
Hannah Wilkinson broke her ACL at the end of last year but was determined to go back in time for France.
“Families are diverse… it seems that society is moving in the right direction to become more recipient. If Cilla and I can be a positive model for LBGTQ + young people who might think that having children wasn't an option, then we think it's a good thing. "
She said there were barriers to the couple, such as finding a donor.
“Not everyone is financially capable, and it takes several years in New Zealand because donors are short.
"I think the most important thing for every family is to have love in the middle."
Being part of the World Cup team was the next step for a 31-year-old who called it a national team last year.
“I'm really excited about that.
“I wasn't sure at the beginning [if I would make the team] when I was retiring. The last tour I had quite well, I felt more confident. You are always happy when it is officially announced.
Duncan was praised for calling former coach Andreas Heraf and calling on him to retire last year as a result of New Zealand's controversial loss to Japan, and Tom Sermanni retired as a new football band coach in the same week.
Duncan, a 119-cap veteran in her name, said that the arrival of Sermanni was a catalyst for her return.
Last year, Duncan urged Heraf to resign after losing football ferns in Japan. She was "furious" with his ultra-defensive tactics and even more so with "irreverent" comments he made in the post-match press conference where he admitted that New Zealand could never compete with the caliber team.