Jets join a thousand mourners for Jaydon

SAD FAREWELLS: Friends share their grief at the funeral of Jaydon Adams, the Ipswich Jets player who died in a Traffic crash.
SAD FAREWELLS: Friends share their grief at the funeral of Jaydon Adams, the Ipswich Jets player who died in a Traffic crash. Nev Madsen

A SEA of mourners gathered yesterday to celebrate the life of Jaydon Adams, who died tragically in a car accident last week.

More than 1000 family members, friends, colleagues and club mates packed the Hume Ridge Church of Christ in Toowoomba to remember the 20-year-old Aboriginal health worker, described as a loving brother and the life of every party.

Jaydon and his 26-year-old work colleague were killed last Monday when their car and a truck collided at the Eight Mile intersection north of Warwick.

Jaydon's parents, Mark and Lizzie, paid tribute to their youngest son in the eulogy, delivered by Mr Adams's cousin, sharing their memories of a dedicated young man with a cheeky streak. They said their son "knew what brotherhood meant" and was passionate about his work for Goolburri Health Advancement.

"Jay-boy was a family-orientated young man.

"He was…passionate about his football, culture and his work. As his Dad said, if you were Jay-boy's friend, you were his best friend."

Players from Jaydon's current club, the Ipswich Jets, had a strong presence and delivered the team's war cry at the conclusion of the funeral.

On Sunday, his family accompanied the Jets to their game against North Devils in Brisbane, where his mother was presented with Jaydon's jersey.



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