The NSWRL has been deeply saddened by the passing of Raymond ‘Ack’ Weyman and would like to extend its condolences to his family and friends, including his sons and former NRL players Michael and Tim Weyman.

Ack Weyman, 73, was a local legend in the Moruya area, on NSW’s south coast, and was a driving force in creating the ground in the area which was later named after him.

He transported his son Michael, who played for NSW, from Moruya to Canberra to pursue his Rugby League career, and moved the family to Canberra when Tim graduated to the NYC Under-20s squad and Michael made the Raiders full-time NRL squad.

Ack was offered the role of gear steward at the Raiders and served at the club all-up from 2000-2009. He was endorsed by the Raiders in June this year for the CRL Volunteer of the Year.

Ack was also active in surf life saving and played a key role in the success of the Moruya Surf Life Saving Club in the annual George Bass Surf Boat Marathon, which saw crews row from Batemans Bay to Eden on the far south coast of NSW.