Dad juggles many roles
Harvey-Brunswick-Leschenault footballer Brayden Prentice has his hands full.
He juggles three kids under two on top of work and football commitments, but the 26-year-old said he would not have it any other way.
Brayden is one of many young fathers at the club, which seems to mirror the West Coast Eagles’ core values: “family, friends and flags”.
The Lions backman said having more little ones than arms was challenging at times, but thanked the football club for its support.
“I was gobsmacked when I found out my partner Amber was pregnant with twins,” Brayden said.
“I was at work and she rang me and told me she would only tell me if I promised I would still be able to focus after hearing the news.”
The carpenter already had a young daughter Billie, who he said had a big personality, and the thought of twins startled him a bit.
The twins Avery and Rosie were a late Christmas present, arriving on December 27 last year.
“They are beautiful, I am so proud of my three daughters,” he said.
“My girls are the best thing that has ever happened to me.”
The proud father of three said Amber received a lot of help with the kids at football matches.
“She doesn’t miss a game,” he said.
“I get to the game early, but when Amber arrives, people from the club run over to help her with the pram.
“Everyone keeps an eye out for Billie too.”
Brayden said he believed Billie could turn out to be a footballer at the club.
He said he could not wait to spend Father’s Day with his girls.
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