Weckert memorial game

By Kirra Livingstone

IN loving memory of Nathan Weckert, the Beerwah Glasshouse Football Club’s premier women team had its annual memorial game on May 25.
Nathan’s aunty, Melissa Weckert said although Nathan never played for the BeeGees, she and Nathan’s sister, Jordyn have both played for the club for a combined 10 years.
“Nath tragically passed away after he was hit and killed by a car on the Bruce Highway at just 17 years old on 30th August 2021,” she said.
“The memorial game has been held each year since he passed between Buderim and Noosa as they were Nathan’s grassroots clubs.
“The money raised from the day goes to the children’s charity, inclusive kids.”
Melissa added the memorial game day represents Nathan’s background in grassroots sports and ‘Nath’s game’.
“The 23s Buderim v Noosa is considered “Nath’s game” as that was the age group he was playing in along with all of his mates,” she said.
“A lot of the players Nath played with when he was a kid, still play for those clubs.
“It’s a chance to bring everyone together and talk about Nath and the character he was.
“It’s also a day where all the family are supported by the amazing football community we have here on the Coast.”
Premier women coach, Amy Higgins, said the game is about supporting Mel and Jordyn, to remember their loved family member.
“We support them by putting 120% into that game and being sure that everyone feels supported,” she said.
“We wear wrist bands with Nathan’s name and Jordyn and Mel captain the side.
“Football is more than just football. It’s a community and when we need to come together to support someone, we do.”