The Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Moruya was never going to be big enough for Ack Weyman's funeral last year.
As mourners spilled into the streets, and the local rugby league legend was farewelled in November, the start of a plan was implemented to immortalise Ack alongside his son Michael at the oval he built, and which bears his name.
There's already a statue of Ack's eldest son in Moruya - the former Canberra Raiders prop and St George Illawarra premiership player. Money is being raised to move that statue down to Ack Weyman Oval, and to then sculpt a bronze version of his father to stand beside him.
"Dad touched so many lives around this part of the world, he was everyone's father figure in Moruya and the amount of people that he touched over the years - everyone just jumped on and said yeah let's do it," Weyman said.
The organising committee had 500 custom Moruya Sharks caps made with Ack's name, and his birth and death dates written across the back. They've just about all sold out.
And Weyman managed to raise plenty of money when he was in town to blow the viking horn three weeks ago against the Sydney Roosters. Three people came up to him during the game and donated $1000 apiece on the spot.
Born Raymond Patrick Weyman, the man affectionately known as Ack became a south-coast legend throughout a lifetime in rugby league.
He married Narelle and fathered Michael, Tim and Amber, and was also a proud Granddad five times over.
Were it not for Ack's influence, Weyman's rugby league career would've never progressed beyond Moruya.
As children, when he and younger brother Tim weren't up at Moruya Sharks training they'd be out in the yard kicking a footy around.
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Kids from up and down the street would come down to the Weyman household and Ack would oversee endless games of footy in the front yard.
During school holidays, Ack would take a busload of Moruya juniors out west and organise games of football in other towns.
When Weyman joined the Raiders, Ack soon followed and became a respected member of their staff as well as a gear steward for about a decade.
He'd split his time between Canberra, Moruya, and supporting his son's NRL journey.
"Even when he was in Canberra he was still involved with Moruya, he'd go to every game he could after the Raiders games," Weyman recalls.
"I remember one day there we played a City Country game out at Orange. Then the next day we played the Cowboys in Townsville so Dad went to Orange, then he went to Townsville on the Saturday, flew back Sunday morning then got in a car and drove to Narooma for the Moruya game.
"That's the kind of stuff that Dad used to do every week."
Even up until his death, Ack was doing what he could to help out his beloved Moruya Sharks.
So much of his life has been invested into the club. He built the town's rugby league field back in the 1980s and when he passed away the club, and the town lost a giant.
"He's been involved with Moruya Sharks since day dot really, he started playing there as a 16 year old and he's pretty much been involved in rugby league ever since, right up until he died," Weyman said.
Dad went to Orange, then he went to Townsville on the Saturday, flew back Sunday morning then got in a car and drove to Narooma for the Moruya game. That's the kind of stuff he'd do every week.Michael Weyman
"Even the year that he died he was still going over and strapping a few guys right up to when he was crook.
"Everyone felt it. The way dad went, it was probably a good way to go...he went in the hospital on Tuesday night, and he got to see everyone, he was back to old Dad for a while, he got to hang on for awhile and see everyone.
"He got to say goodbye to them."
Weyman managed 140 games at NRL level - only 47 of which were at the Raiders where he endured an injury-riddled six seasons.
After five years at the Dragons, he spent a season with Hull Kingston Rovers in the English Super League, before returning home and winning two competitions with Moruya alongside his brother who was captain-coach. At the end of 2016, he retired from the game.
Hanging in Moruya's iconic Adelaide Hotel are some of Weyman's most treasured possessions - his Australian jumper, his NSW guernsey and the jersey he wore in 2010 when the Dragons broke their premiership drought.
They surround the most precious item of all - a photograph of Weyman celebrating the grand final win alongside Ack.
"Right in the middle of all that is a photo of me and Dad holding the NRL trophy, it's there forever," Weyman said.
"They stay with the pub, they're a part of the furniture and they stay there forever. We had a real good celebration that night.
"Every time we have a beer now we reminisce on that time."