The Australian of the Year recipient also spoke with pride of his indigenous heritage and how he is going to raise his daughter.
“So the most exciting thing for me is from day one this baby is going to know it’s an aboriginal person and is connected to the longest living culture in the world, which is something I didn’t have when I was growing up," Goodes told the publication.
“Every opportunity we can we’ll be giving him or her an indigenous experience, teaching him or her about what it means to be Aboriginal. For me as a father, I feel I have a role to play to instil that culture, as well as discipline and having fun.”
The news comes after Goodes received a belated apology from the AFL after the Brownlow medallist winner had to cop a barrage of racist heckling at the end of his career, that was the catalyst of his early retirement from the game.