Woman wins right to harvest partner's sperm
THE girlfriend of a late Brothers football player was yesterday granted permission from the Supreme Court to harvest his sperm.
Josh Davies, 23, sadly died in August this year.
His girlfriend Ayla Cresswell rushed to court hours after his death to ensure Mr Davies' sperm would stay feasible.
A metropolitan newspaper reported Supreme Court Justice Martin Burns granted Ms Cresswell permission to harvest the sperm.
Ms Cresswell told the court: "he wanted to have three children with me."
Mr Davies' father John told the court he and his wife supported Ms Cresswell's decision.
"Whilst Joshua never discussed this eventuality, I firmly believe that he would be proud for Ayla to have his children," he said, as reported by Courier Mail.
A popular player and member of the club, Mr Davies was known for his quick turn of speed on the field as a utility back and for his happy demeanour off the park.
He had played on the wing for the Brothers Toowoomba Rugby League Club's Leprechauns A Grade team alongside his older brother Ricky Davies who plays in the forwards.
Ms Cresswell also told the court the couple looked at engagement rings when they were in Bali earlier this year. She believed Mr Davies would have asked her to marry him later this year.
At the Brothers' end of season banquet last Saturday night, Mr Davies was awarded the trophy for the most tries scored in the club for the 2016 season.
The club's hall fell silent when the prize was announced. Mr Davies remains a very popular and much-loved member of the club.
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