Thirroul rugby league player Aaron Beath is having a week to remember.
Beath played in the Butchers' Illawarra Coal Cup grand final-winning team last Sunday, then on Wednesday night his wife Chantelle gave birth to a baby boy, Zaine.
Although Beath was able to celebrate Thirroul's premiership win with his team-mates on Mad Monday, his activities were curtailed due to the pending birth of his son.
"Chantelle was meant to have the baby on Monday but she struck a deal with the doctor for me. So I owe her big time there," Beath said.
"But she got me home from the pub a bit early by saying she was going into labour on Monday night.
"I got a police escort home. My mate who's a copper drove past. He picked me up and drove me home.
"She was having pains on Monday night, which shortened Monday up a bit for me. But it's all good."
Zaine is a brother for Torah, 2, who joined her dad on WIN Stadium as the Butchers were presented with the trophy and completed their lap of honour after the grand final.
Beath, who has always played with Thirroul, will be hoping for a premiership repeat with both his children with him after the grand final next year, especially as it will be Thirroul's centenary of rugby league.