TRIBUTES TO OUR MATE NICKO

CHRIS WOODS:

Doesn't feel right what so ever. Always in my heart, you’re in a better place now brother

 

OWEN BUTCHER:

 

Very sad news can't believe it rip Nick Edwards a very top bloke an wise for your age taken way too soon condolences to your family in this hard time an all your close friends

 

CHRIS WOODS:

 

RIP Nick Edwards nicest guy ever to come across.
Love ya bro

 

GEANA SMITH:
 
Life is so unfair, a beautiful soul was taken away from us this morning. I don't understand why, and why so young, god bless you Nick and RIP

 

GAIL MOYNIHAN:
 
This great young guy will be missed by all. RIP Nick
 
SAM NEILL
 
By far the saddest news ever, nicest kid, top mate, great footy player, and now our guardian angel! You'll be dearly missed bro, gone to soon, but forever in our hearts
 
LUKE RICHARDSON:
 
You where one of the toughest and most skilled players I have ever seen, always put the team first before yourself, no one deserves this :( RIP Nicko
 
CHRIS HALL:
 
Condolences to all the jets family .. Terrible news. Don't know the lad personally but only heard good things.
 
JOEL SMITH:
 
Rest easy Nicko, one of the toughest, gutsiest blokes I've ever met. Playing footy with you was a treat but spending time with you was a privilege. Never forgotten RIP
 
STEWART POTTS:
 
Thoughts and wishes go out to the Edwards family and all involved with the
Nor-West Jets football club, sad news
 
ANDREW CASH:
 
Why did it have to be such a great bloke :'( can't believe this at all :'(
 
JESSE CASS:
 
Nick, I hope this is just some stupid prank you pulled because I can't believe it! You were a great kid, great footy player, and a great friend
No one should be taken from this world no one!!
I only saw you a few days back, I never could've predicted this!

You will never be forgotten! Forever in our hearts
My heart and soul go out to Steve, Lizzy & Josh and the relativesMy heart and soul go out to Steve, Lizzy and josh, and the relatives
You may have left this world, but never our hearts!My heart and soul go out to Steve, Lizzy and josh, and the relatives
You may have left this world, but never our hearts!

Rest easy big fella!
You many have left this world, but not our hearts!
 
Rest easy big fella!
 
CONNOR MOORE:
 
R.I.P Nick, great footballer, great guy, you will be missed mate
 
HAYDEN BARLOW:
 
Nick You were a great friend, and a great guy, one of the best footy players i know, rest in peace buddy you will be missed
and never forgotten
 
JAMES MOYNIHAN:
 
Devastating news to hear that a jets brother has passed away. one of the gutsiest and talented young footballer I’ve seen. It was a privilege to help coach you and play alongside you. Not only were u a great footballer but a great young kid and a awesome mate. The jets family is shares its prayers with the Edwards on such a devastating occasion. RIP Nick 'Nicko' Edwards
 
DOUG LINNETT:
 
Rest in Peace Nick Flanders Nicko Edwards!! Way too young to go brother it was a privilege to play footy with you, very talented and a all round top bloke! You will be missed lad!! :(
 
CHRIS KYLE:
 
Rest in peace mate, thoughts are with the Edwards family. A life too young. An honour to have known you. Simply tragic. Lost for words.
 
JAMES HUNT:
 
Rest in peace to one of the funniest and talented young men I have crossed paths with. A massive loss to family, friends and community.
Hope you make the big guy upstairs laugh as much as you made me.

Rip brother
 
BRENT JOHNSTON:
 
One of the saddest days I've had to witness. It was an honour to put on the blue and white guernsey with you this year and a privilege to have you as a mate. You are one of the toughest kids on the footy field but an even better bloke off the pitch. You are going to be missed by many Nicko

R.I.P Nick Edwards
 
 
 
CHRIS COLLINS:
 
RIP brother
So very sad to hear
 
PETER MARTINOLI:
 
RIP Nicko, you were are gun player and always an inspiration to the rest of the team. You were the heart of the team and always gave 110%. You were the spark to get us back in the game. It was a privilege to play alongside of you mate.
 
COREY CURTIS:
 
Been contemplating for weeks about giving up on footy!
Not anymore!!
R.I.P Nicko! We'll all be playing for you brother!
You're higher now than any of us can reach but we know you'll be on the pitch with us always!

"Backin ya"
 
JOSH CASS:
 
Another great kid has left us today. A good footy player and even better mate. You missed by all bro
R.I.P Nick
 
DECLAN AMOS:
 
r.i.p Nick Edwards
 
SEB GOLDRICK:
 
I don't know what to say, one of the best blokes I've known. It was an honor to play alongside you and every time I take the field, you'll be in my heart. RIP brother
 
JACK BENNETT:
 
You were a great friend and great footy player. R.I.P nick
 
PAUL WEBSTER:
 
Tragic loss for the Edwards family and community. My thoughts are with you. Rest easy, Nick.
 
STEVE CHASE:
 
RIP Nicko, all-round nice guy taken way before your time our thoughts are with Steve and the family, lost for words I’m gonna miss ya champ
TOM ROBERTS:
 
To one of the nicest and most genuine blokes I know, who was everyone’s mate, it was a true honour to have known you, play with you and call you one of my good mates.

Rest in peace, nick "Nicko" Edwards
 
HARRY STEVER:
 
Shattered to say the least, Nick Edwards you were a champion on and off the field. If I could be one hundredth of the footy player you are I would be a happy man.
My condolences to Edwards family, you raised a champion son. He will be missed by everyone.
RIP brother
 
BILLY MCCRACKEN:
 
Heart shattered to find out another mate who would of made it big in footy has left us, Nick you were a top class footy player and an amazing bloke off the field, rest easy mate much love to your family!
 
CHRIS COLLINS:
 
How the hell is it fair...
 
SEB LORENZ:
 
RIP nick you where a sick as footy player and will be missed it was an honor to pay with you last year mate Nick Edwards
 
CAMERON BESWICK:
 
God has chosen another man and given him his wings. You were a talent, with toughness and a heart to match. Rest easy "Nicko", enjoy your footy up there mate — with Nick Edwards.
 
STUART TIBBEN:
 
I've known for a couple hours now and I'm still left without words to describe how devastated I am. I have only known you a few short years but in that time I learned how much of a genuine all roundness nice guy you were. I didn't lose a friend today I lost a brother and a jet. Knowing ill never get to kick a footy and have a laugh with you again shatters me. I want this all to be a cruel joke. I'm gonna miss you and never forget the good times. 

Rest easy Nick 'Nicko' 'Nedward' Edwards. You're truly in a better place.
 
PETE RICHARDSON:
 
I'm lost for words. Another young man has been taken from this Earth. Nicko not only were u a talented footballer beyond your years but an all round top bloke. Bensons won't be the same without u around mate. It’s hard to say goodbye mate but it's not goodbye it's a see ya later. The footy gods will call us all up there in the fields above the clouds where we will once again be reunited on the footy field.

Thoughts and prayers go out to his family during this devastating period. RIP my Bensons brother
 
MICHAEL SIEDERS:
 
When I got the phone call today my heart broke, Nick was such a talented n inspirational person on and off the field, I was so lucky to be able to play with him for a number of years he always had my back and I had his, life will never be the same without you Nick. I send my love to Nick’s family hoping that they can pull through this tough time.

Nick you'll never be forgotten in my heart n everybody else's. I know you'll be watching us from up there and having a laugh, but take it easy mate R.I.P
Nick Edwards we all loved you
 
JOSHUA BEATTIE:
 
R.I.P Nick Edwards
 

JOSH HOWE:

 

Absolutely shattered at the news of such a bright young and talented bloke in every aspect of life, is really such a huge loss to the Nor-West Jets football family and my thoughts are with the Edwards family at this time. R.I.P Nick Edwards you have made heaven a happier place

 

PETE RICHARDSON:

 

The Jets have lost one of their Bensons Brothers today. A young man who empathized all that it was to be a Jet. Courage, hardness, skill and passion, years beyond his age. A hole has been left that will never be filled. Although it didn’t happen that often it was a privilege to play alongside ya mate. Till we meet up again on that field again, RIP Nick Edwards

 

ALI HARDING:

 

I can't believe the tragic news I've heard today. A wonderful young man taken from this world way too soon. My heart is breaking for the Edwards family - I hope you guys are proud to see how well Nick Edwards was loved and respected by us all. Rest in peace, Nicko, we will not forget you.

GARRY BULL:
 
A wonderful young man has been taken from us today, very talented in life and a joy to have coached. Rest in peace Nicko
 
MATTHEW BROPHY:
 
Another great young kid taken in the prime of his life! I only knew him for a short time but I'll always remember his ferocious and aggressive attack of the footy on the field and his friendly and courteous demeanor off the footy field. My thoughts and prayers to go to Edwards family and those closest to Nick Edwards. Rest in Peace mate.
 
JEFF MOFFATT:
 
It doesn't matter who leaves our extended family and friends at Hawkesbury, we all feel a deep empathy within, but so young is so wrong. A fantastic young man, great attitude, great manner and great footballer. Our family's thoughts go out to the Edwards' at this time.
 
JESSE PINDER:
 
RIP Nicko.!!! Can’t believe this at all such an awesome bloke talented and respected going to miss you brother.
 
PAUL SHERWOOD:
 
So sorry for your loss, our thoughts are with all the Edwards family. Taken way too young and so not fair
 
CHRIS WOODS:
 
Always said to each other we would catch up and kick the ball and train for next season, then ran into each other 2 days ago which was good. You won't be forgotten at all and will always be in my heart. Rest in peace nick

 

LEIF STUART:

 

Last time I saw you was when I bought you that case of Caronas, I know there your favourite cause I did this many times, so to celebrate your life I'm going to have one for ya with a smile on my face cause I know your looking down on me

We had so many memories and no one will truly understand how close we were
I love you my brother RIP
— with Nick Edwards.

 
 
 
 
NAOMIE JAYNE BUTCHER:
 

The Jets have lost yet another good man today life just isn’t very fair at times our thoughts are with all the Edwards family rip Nick Edwards

 

MICHAEL GRAY:

 

Another young life taken way too soon. Such a terrific young fella, great bloke and wonderful footballer! Nicko, I'm very sure you'll be sadly missed by so many people. It was a privilege to have known you and pull on the Blue and White with you. All my thoughts with the Edwards family and all your close friends! RIP mate! — with Nick Edwards.

 

DOM SHIPLEY:
 
When I think of Nick Edwards the words that come to mind are: Respectful, Polite, Smart, Honest, Loyal, Tuff, Courageous, Talented, Young & Happy. You were an absolute joy to coach, it was a pleasure to know you and a honour to be your friend.
All my thoughts are with Steve, Liz, Cam & Josh
 
JEFF HARDMAN: (Mac Uni Warriors)
 
Dom, pass on Mac Uni AFL condolences for us please mate to the family and the club.

 

JASON BRADLEY: (Penrith Rams)

 

Very very sad to hear the news of the passing of Nick. I only knew him for a short time while coaching the U16 reps a couple of years ago but he was a very likeable young man and a credit to his family and himself. Pete, can you pass on my condolences to the family for me.

 
ANDREW TRAVERS:
 
Rest in Peace Nick 'Nicko' Edwards
 
GEANA SMITH:
 
Just walked pass Joel's bedroom and he is laying there peacefully sleeping, I count my blessings, I have dealt with the death of a parent, grandparents, cousins and even best friend but never have dealt with the death of a child, someone so young, just about to start his life. 
To Nick thank you for the memories, thank you for been part of my footy family,
 
JAKE MOBBS:
 
Rest in peace nick taken to soon :(
 
PETER KYLE:
 
A tough day.....getting the phone call that we've lost one of our own, a Bensons Brother. 

A bright young kid, always polite and respectful, an incredible talent on the paddock and the world at his feet.

Would always have a laugh at training with the kid I called 'Flanders', never too shy to ask for advice, be it footy or general life.

Absolutely shattered and feel I've lost a part of me. Even though a fair gap of years separated us, I still feel honoured to have played 9s with you last year, you could've at least kicked it to me!

Seeing all these posts on your wall and statuses dedicated to you today shows how much impact you had on everyone's lives. 

A shining star in anything you applied yourself to, 
Nick Edwards, Flanders, Edo, Nicko, you will be missed, and the 2013 season will be played in your honour. 

My favourite memories of you toying with those East Coast players at Bensons, having the ball on a string in a howling gale like you brought your own, they will stay with me forever. You were something special.

Steve, Liz, Josh, my heartfelt sympathies go out to you at your time of loss. The Hawkesbury just lost one of its finest. It was an honour to watch you grow from a precocious young talent in Saints gear into a fine young man in the Jets blue and white, the rest will remain unwritten but your name will always carry great weight down at Bensons.

Rest in peace brother, see you on the other side.
 
CHRIS KYLE:
 
To all the young fella's who knew Nick Edwards, he would of been proud of what you did for him today, as young men, when something like this happens it’s so hard to understand why it happened and you'll ask a lot of questions that you'll struggle to find answers to. All us older guys have also experienced this at some point when we were your age and we were just as confused as what you are now. Even now we are older it doesn't make it any easier at all but we are here for everyone of you in this hard time you are experiencing right now. He was an outstanding young man as everyone of you are. If any of you need a chat, send us a message, we won't hesitate to help you through it. The Jets aren't just a footy club, it’s a family. Solidarity boys, that's what it’s all about. FULL BENSONS HONOURS for a gem of a young man. Nick Edwards. Rest easy champ.

 

MICK SIEDERS:

 

 

 

Today us boys from Nor-West Jets left a great player, a great mate some special memories that we all had with Nick Edwards. A Hawkesbury Saints guernsey, flowers, a footy and I gave him my very own Nor-West Jets guernsey. We all wrote messages on the goal post in your memory and wishing that this was not happening. We left this on the field that would be the future of our club cause Nick Edwards you were the future of our club mate.

 

 

 

HAYDEN BARLOW:

 

 

 

You will always be remembered, and you will always be a bensons boy

R.I.P nicko

 

 

 

JOSH CASS:

 

 

 

Even though you are no longer with us you will always be a bensons boy and every time we take the field no matter where are you will be in our thoughts and our hearts 
R.I.P 
Nick Edwards

 

 

 

DOM SHIPLEY:

 

 

 

You will be missed but never forgotten. Full Bensons Honours. Nick Edwards

 

 

 

JACK BENNETT:

 

 

 

Forever remembered as a bensons boy. R.I.P Nick Edwards

 

 

 

MEGAN SIEDERS

 

 

 

R.I.P Nick Edwards
Forever loved. Forever missed. Forever cherished in our hearts.

 

MICK SIEDERS:

 

 

 

Nicko

"Known you for a long time

 

All us boys in blue

 

We all love you
Never forgotten 
See you soon
Love Mick"

 

 

 

DANIEL GRAHAM:

 

 

 

Having a Corona for Nick. RIP mate

 

 

 

JOEL SMITH:

 

 
Having a Corona for you nicko. RIP mate
 
 
 
CHRIS WOODS:
 
 
 
Couldn't ask for a better person to have played with. One of my closest friends in the game as well as out. Still can't believe what has happened but I know you will be looking down on me and everyone else! You did everyone proud. Rest in peace nick, forever in our hearts
 
 
 
OWEN BUTCHER:
 
 
 
Every heart beats true for the white and the blue an especially anyone that has ever worn these colours with pride and respect on an off the field and in everyday life no more so then Nick Edwards rest easy bud
 
 
 
MATT WOODS:
 
 
 
rest in peace nick , you will be missed :(
 
 
 
 
 
PETER RICHARDSON:
 
 
 
You always here about teams "being a part of the family" but what I saw tonight is nothing like I've seen before. It makes me proud to call myself a member of the Jets family. It's an honour to pull on that jumper with u guys. Although Nicko won't be stepping on that field with us next season we have all made sure he will remain around Bensons for eternity. He will be looking down proud of each and every one of you. A young man who was taken too soon, gone but never forgotten, champion player and a champion bloke. To all Jets, let’s remember the good time and give Flanders what he deserves... FULL BENSONS HONOURS
 
 
 
MICHAEL MORGAN:
 
 
 
Shattered. RIP buddy
 
 
 
JARRED COULL:
 
 
 
RIP mate, you didn't deserve this you were a good mate, you will sorely missed :( RIP
 
 
 
LIAM VEIGEL:
 
 
 
I’m still in total shock after hearing the tragic news, how is it fair? You inspired me to become a better footballer, and I’m sure I wasn’t the only one. You never said no for an answer, even if you had been knocked out cold, you would still say no to the physio to get back on the field to help your teammates. You were a great mate on and off the field, we shared some great memories and that my friend, will not be forgotten. 
Rest In Peace Nicko, you’re in a better place now.
Thoughts and prayers go out to Steve, Liz, Josh and Cameron and the rest of the Edwards family.
 
 
 
COERY DIMECH:
 
 
 
A good mate, a good person, a talent on and off the footy field - Why does someone so young deserve this?
Rest in peace Nick brother, never forgotten from those who you inspired. Was a honor to play with you on the field, and to be a mate off.
 
 
 

SCOTT ALLAN:

 

 

 

Please pass on our condolences from south of the border. Were all thinking of Ned's family and of course the rest of the Bensons family

 
 
 
 
 
DONNIE OLLINGTON:
 
 
 
Nick "Nicko/Flanders" Edwards,
 
Devastating news to receive, will truly be missed by all at Bensons Lane. A polite, Well mannered, Courageous, Ambitious young man & footballer who was a great advertisement for the Edwards family. An absolute pleasure to coach, would listen & learn and such was his enthusiasm sometimes you had to tell him to take it easy, but this is how WE will remember you
To Steve & family my heartfelt condolences 
R.I.P mate
 

 

 

JESSE CASS:

 

 

 

You inspired so much and so many! as a footy player and just a great all round bloke!
The way you played your football, everyone looked up and wanted to be as good as you
And off the field, you're we're such a nice and funny kid, and everyone wanted to be around you
Everyday I wake up, I wonder if it was all just a dream, and my heart breaks to find out that it wasn't!
You will never be forgotten if fella
Rest easy mate!

 

 

 

DECLAN AMOS:

 

 

 

I’ll never forget you, crazy good footballer, always willing to help others learn about the game, miss you Nick Edwards rest in peace.  

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NOR-WEST JETS:(Facebook Page)
 
 
 
It's with great sadness that I inform you, Hawkesbury junior and Jets 18s gun Nick Edwards has passed away this morning.
Thoughts are with Steve and his family as they cope with their loss.

 
Rest in Peace Nick 'Flanders' Edwards.
 
 
 
BRENDAN RHODES:
 
 
 
Absolutely devastating news. A horrible phone call to get, and I can only imagine how Steve and the family are feeling right now. My thoughts are with everybody back home at this terrible time as we mourn the untimely and tragic loss of a talented footballer and a terrific young man. Rest In Peace Nick, you won't be forgotten.
 
 
 
CHRIS HALL:
 
 
 
Terrible news, condolences to those affected.
 
 
 
CHRIS GRAF:
 
 
 
Very saddened to hear PK. Heart goes out to everyone involved.
 
 
 
BRETT MCCAMISH:
 
 
 
RIP Nicko. I can't believe this has happened, it seems to be almost surreal to be reading this status. Thoughts go out to friends and family.
 
 
 
COREY CURTIS:
 
 
 
Gutted.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BRAD POND:
 
 
 
Rest easy mate.
 
 
 
BEC BAILEY:
 
 
 
OMG SOOO YOUNG RIP MATE XXX
 

 

 

MICHAEL GRAY:

 

Can't believe it. Such sad news. Thoughts are with his family! Rest in Peace Nicko.

 

JOE PAJESKA:

 

OMG, tragic tragic news... that's simply terrible. My deepest condolences to his family.

 

JAMES HUNT:

 

Rest easy brother.

 

DARREN BARLOW:

 

Such a talented young man in many aspects, thoughts and prayers to both Steve and Liz and family xx

 

CHRIS KYLE:

 

Lost for words

 

DOUG LINNETT:

 

Rip nicko!! Simply devastating

 

ASHLIEGH W-G:

 

 

 

Rest in peace buddy. My love to his family xo:(

 

PAUL WEBSTER:

 

 

 

Absolutely devastating news. Terrible. RIP Nicko.

 

 

 

GRANT HOFFMANN:

 

 

 

Very sad news!! RIP niko my thoughts are with the Edwards family

 

 

 

TROY CLENT:

 

 

 

Rest easy mate, thoughts go out to the Edwards family.

 

 

 

PETE RICHARDSON:

 

 

 

Absolutely devastating news to happen to such a young, talented and respected young bloke. I’m in total shock. RIP buddy, your with the footy gods now. Thoughts go out to the family

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GLENN STEWART:

 

 

 

RIP Nicko

 

BEN GRAYDON:

 

Best wishes to family n friends

 

 

 

MATTHEW BROPHY:

 

 

 

I'm stunned to hear this terrible news! It puts everything into perspective...

 

 

 

IAN GIRVAN:

 

 

 

Thoughts with his family. Very sad news

 

 

 

 

 

CHRIS AHEARN:

 

 

 

Terrible news, to have such a promising life cut so short. Elle and I send our thoughts out to the whole Edwards family. Rest in Peace Nicko...

 

 

 

DIANE BAYNE:

 

 

 

Very sad news our thoughts go out to his family from all the Bayne family

 

 

 

NORM HANLEY:

 

 

 

We are so sorry to hear this very sad news. Heartfelt condolences to the Edwards family. RIP Nick. From Guns, Michelle & Jessica xxxxx

 

 

 

MICHELLE COLLINS:

 

 

 

Sorry to hear of the loss. So tragic, so young. Our thoughts to the Edwards Family. Michelle and family

 

VICKI ROBERTS:

 

 

 

Such a tragic loss of a fine young man and friend to all, thoughts and prayers with the Edwards family, RIP Nick, life is so precious

 

 

 

BRETT MONCRIEFF:

 

 

 

RIP my brother

 

 

 

NOR-WEST JETS U/18’s:(Facebook Page)

 

 

 

It is with great sadness that I have to inform you all that Nick Edwards pass away this morning. We at the U18's send all our love and thoughts to his family. Nick will be truly missed by all that knew him.

Nick was one hell of a kid. He will be forever missed, RIP NICK xxx

 

 

 

DARREN BARLOW:

 

 

 

My thoughts and prayers with the Edwards family xx

 

 

 

DOM SHIPLEY:

 

 

 

Nick was a true champion, mr nice guy, he was always there to help other. He was a mate to all and will be very much missed, my thoughts are with the Edwards family. RIP Nicko

 

 

 

NORM HANLEY:

 

 

 

Heartfelt condolences to the Edwards family. Nick was a real mate to all and a true team player who gave it his all. He will be sadly missed. May he Rest in Peace in Gods country, the biggest AFL ground of them all. From Guns & family xxx

 

 

 

LEANNE VASSEL FROST:

 

He went to school with my daughter he was one of her best friends she's devastated

 

SUE WALTON:

 

Thoughts and prayers r with his family x

 

SANDY COHEN:

 

Another young man taken way 2 soon. Our thoughts go out 2 his loved ones.

 

 

 

 




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