‘Little angel’ Lara is a Father’s Day gift for Broncos dad Jordan

Brisbane Broncos winger Jordan Pereira is looking forward to an unforgettable first Father’s Day with his newborn daughter Lara – who he describes as his “little angel”.

Mr Pereira and wife Sarah welcomed their 3.2kg bundle of joy Lara Suzie into the world at Mater Mothers’ Hospital.

Speaking ahead of Father’s Day on Sunday, Mr Pereira, 30, said his daughter’s arrival on 21 June had “softened me up a bit”.

“I’m a pretty simple person when it comes to special events or days – all I need is good food and company,” Mr Pereira said.

“I’ll be over the moon to spend the day with my little family.”

He said little Lara’s arrival had “unlocked another side of me”.

“She’s the best baby ever. She does everything perfectly – she eats and sleeps wells,” he said.

“Lara is polar opposites to our son Myles – he is two years old and he is a rough little bruiser! Lara helps balances things out, she’s just an easy baby.”

Mr Pereira said since having children, the way he prepared for NRL football games had changed.

“I used to prioritise myself before a game, and only myself, but you can’t take time off being a father,” he said.

“Now I have a clear mind going onto the footy field but a slightly more relaxed approached towards game days.”

Mr Pereira said his family was “definitely complete” and described the care they received at Mater Mothers’ Hospital as the “best”.

“If our family wasn’t complete, we’d definitely come back to Mater, even if we were living in another state! We loved everything about our journey there.”

Mater Mothers' Hospitals is one of Australia's largest and most advanced maternity services, delivering more than 12,000 babies every year.

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