Ack Weyman was a man who was admired and loved throughout the Moruya community and the Eurobodalla Shire.
While best remembered for his service to Rugby league, Ack contributed to so many areas of sporting and social life.
While working for Eurobodalla Shire Council, Ack borrowed council gear on the weekends and organised other council staff to give up their time to build the facilities at the Moruya Showground, used by the entire shire. He also helped build carparks and facilities for many community organisations. Ack was always the first to volunteer when a job needed to be done, and usually was the one driving the project.
Ack participated and volunteered for numerous organisations as he helped create healthy pursuits for local children and adults. This included volunteering with the Moruya Surf Club, organising touch football competitions and being support staff for the George Bass Surf Boat races.
Probably the proudest moment for Ack was watching Michael lift the NRL trophy after his beloved Dragons won the premiership in 2010.
Ack was a life member of the Moruya Rugby League Club and filled every role within the club over five decades of service.
Ack was a very good player, before retiring from the game and devoting his time to ensure the Sharks had a good committee and support staff. Ack's roles included president, treasurer, strapper, fundraiser and BBQ cook.
In addition, Ack always made sure the ground was mowed and line-marked and looking a picture for any home games.
Ack was a wonderful father to his three children, and instilled his values into Michael, Tim and Amber. Ack spent many hours travelling as they pursued their ambitions in sport, giving up his time to travel to and from Canberra, with his sons and other local youth trying to get a start with the Canberra Raiders.
Ack was very proud of his children and was pleased to see both of his sons play in the NRL competition. Probably the proudest moment for Ack was watching Michael lift the NRL trophy after his beloved Dragons won the premiership in 2010.
Respect and love will be the two words most used to describe how we feel about this legend of a man.
In recent years Ack was the head strapper for the Moruya Sharks, a role he had to relinquish as his illness overtook him. Even so, most game day mornings, there would be a line of players knocking on Acks door, less for the strapping and more just to have a yarn and some words of wisdom from the legend that was Ack.
To say that Ack will be missed is a gross understatement. Ack touched the lives of many and all that he met came away with a deep respect for the man. Ack was a man of principle, he called a spade a spade and if he had an issue he would deal with it head-on, man-to-man, and in a respectful fashion.
A mark of the respect and esteem in which Ack was held was the fact that the council voted to name the football ground after him. This had previously only been done posthumously.
Respectful, principled, reliable, honourable are the words which will be used to describe Ack, while respect and love will be the two words most used to describe how we feel about this legend of a man.
Rest in peace Ack; you certainly have earned a break.