The game raised money for charities Treehouse and Respite Care for Queanbeyan, David Reid Homes putting an All Stars team featuring the likes of Weyman, Jason Croker, Ken Nagas, Alan Tongue and Tom Learoyd-Lahrs up against Terry Campese’s Queanbeyan Blues.
Since retiring, Weyman has a cattle-and-sheep farm down the coast where the drought has started to hit hard to the point he’s hand feeding his livestock.
“It’s very tough at the moment. We’re hand feeding cattle at the moment. It’s pretty hard when you start hand feeding cattle every day.”The federal government has come to the aid of farmers, giving them financial assistance to help get through the drought.
“I’m lucky in a way that I’m not relying on my wage from the farm to live, but some people rely on that to live. When you’re losing stock as quick as they are it makes it hard.”Weyman answered a call from Pie in the Sky organiser Ken Beissel to be part of the game, having only hung up the boots a couple of years ago.
“I was three parts charged when he rang and it sounded like a good idea at the time,” Weyman said.Did it still sound like a good idea come game day? “No,” he laughed.
Teena was a bit reluctant at first when the real estate agent showed the Mylers a steeply sloping block in the bush just outside Inverell. But with encouragement from her husband Ron and the enthusiasm of their chosen builder David Reid Homes, she has not regretted building their dream home with the wonderful views over the distant ranges. Ten minutes from town they are now living in a stylish retreat they love returning to after a busy day’s work. “We come home and are just happy to sit down here and chill for an hour. It’s a 10-minute drive so there’s time to let go of the day’s stress. Once you get here you’re right,” says Ron. Teena and Ron are well known Inverell locals. Ron previously worked as an electrician for 15 years at Wilks Electrical and Teena worked in the State Bank and then the New England Credit Union for 10 or so years. They now run the popular MacIntyre Hot Bread Shop, having bought the business in 1999 from Ron’s father who established the shop 30 years ago.
We come home and are just happy to sit down here and chill for an hour
Every morning we wake up and there’ll be kangaroos here. The dogs don’t worry about them now. We’ve kept the bush aspect,” says Teena. “Because the house is so high you are a part of the view, a part of the landscape. It’s a whole new world up here, like floating. It’s a beautiful spot.” The sloping block was not a problem after all. Attribution: Reprinted from New England Home & Lifestyle magazine and attributes the writer Jen McMahon and photographer Mel Arnott.
It’s a whole new world up here, like floating. It’s a beautiful spot.”