"His infectious, cheeky little grin."
That's the memory Jessica Heath says she'll always treasure of her brother Jeremy Martin-Heath, who died in a single vehicle accident at Oaklands in February last year.
"I think Jeremy, in a nutshell, was just infectious," she said.
"He just had this way of making people smile and making them happy.
"Everyone who was lucky enough to call him a friend knew that he really did love you and would do anything for you.
He had a heart of gold.Jessica Heath
"He had a heart of gold."
On Saturday, Jeremy, or 'Jezza' as known to mates, will be honoured by friends, family and community at the Billabong Crows Football-Netball Club's first "Jezza Memorial Cup" game day.
There will be a minute's silence and guard of honour at 12.30pm before the reserves match.
The Crows play Rand-Walbundrie-Walla Giants at Oaklands with the winner of the match taking home "Jezza's Cup."
Ms Heath said although Jeremy was loved everywhere, the cup game was intentionally chosen to be held against the Giants.
"They chose the Giants because he had a lot of friends from Rand and Walbundrie and he went to school in Walla," she said.
"So he had a lot of friends from there.
"It was great that the Giants wanted to play this game for him and be a part of the day as well."
Rand-Walbundrie-Walla co-president Chris Collins said the Giants didn't hesitate throwing their support behind the inaugural clash.
"Jezza was a really popular young bloke who had a lot of mates at our club so we were happy to do whatever we could to support his family and the Crows," Mr Collins said.
"I think it's important country clubs support each other in tough times.
"We went through a similar hardship a while back and it's incredibly difficult on everyone.
"The Crows are a fantastic family club and I think it's a great thing, what they are doing for Jezza."
During the game, Jeremy's beloved No. 37 jumper will be worn for the last time by his little brother, 16-year-old Jamie Heath.
"That was quite emotional for me to hear," Ms Heath said.
"They had a really close connection and it'll be tough, but it's really nice that they've asked Jamie to do that."
Ms Heath said Jaime was also asked to captain the reserves during the game.
"It just goes to show how much they are supporting us," she said.
Ms Heath and Jamie are also presenting a medal for the most courageous player during the game.
She said the award reflected the way Jeremy played football.
"He might not have been the best at footy, but he went out and gave it his all," she said.
"He wore his heart on his sleeve.
"But the biggest thing about his game, was that he looked after his mates on the field and off the field."
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Ms Heath will attend the game with Jamie and her grandparents, Jeanette and Kevin Martin, who is also the Crows' president.
She is excited by the opportunity to bring people together, after last year's season and the cup were cancelled due to COVID-19.
"I think it's going to be great for the whole community to get together and be able to celebrate and honour this day for him and for his footy friends to be able to play this game for him," she said.
"[COVID-19] was hard for a lot of people, especially not being able to get together on the weekends and support each other through footy and netball.
"I think it's something really special that we're going to be able to do each year to honour him, remember him, and just have a day of celebrating his life."
She said the cup would keep Jeremy's memory alive for years to come, and though she was pleased, she had been preparing herself for an emotional day.
"It's been on my mind a fair bit the last couple of weeks, but I've got some good people around me and some family that are supporting me," she said.
"I know that on the day there'll be a lot of people, everyone really, the whole community will be there for myself and my family and everyone that he touched."
Ms Heath said the last 15 months since Jeremy's death had been difficult.
"A lot of Jeremy's friends, they always check up on me and make sure I'm doing ok, and it just goes to show how loved and treasured he really was by a lot of people," she said.
"To all the people who do know Jeremy, I think it would be great if you could all come and be a part of this special day.
"The first special day of many to come."
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