Known for his love of rugby, Noah was a member of the Yamba Buccaneers Rugby Club.
“Yamba Buccaneers Rugby Club is devastated by the tragic passing of Noah and extends our deepest condolences to his family, friends and former teammates during this difficult time,” said club president Adrian Miller. Stated.
“Noah found his sporting ground in rugby union and was a valuable member of the 2019 Premiership winning under-12 team.
“A humble and quiet Noah was well respected by his fellow players and coaches and was known for always showing up and going the extra mile for his team.”
Miller said assistance will be provided to those affected and a memorial service will be held at Friday’s junior game and Saturday’s senior game.
Crib said such tragedies often hit smaller communities harder as police continue to help.
“We always find it more effective in smaller communities because everyone knows everyone,” he said.
“I actually have a police officer who knows my family. The children of the police officers went to the same school.”
The family is being cared for by police, and Crib said several police officers had spoken to them earlier on Friday.
“We have taken care of them and received all the welfare we can.
Neighbors said Smith worked as a staff member at Yamba Harbor and Noah lived with Smith at the Kookaburra Court home.
The family is well known in the Yamba community, and one neighbor said he was shocked by the news.
A neighbor, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the father and son used to ride motocross together and were often seen on the streets.
“It’s just awful,” she said.
Another neighbor confirmed that Smith worked as a port service officer involved in operating ships at sea.
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