'Beautiful boy': Shellharbour Stingrays' moving tribute for 13yo

Kate McIlwain
Updated June 19 2023 - 11:48am, first published June 17 2023 - 3:00pm

The crowded Shellharbour Stingrays football field fell silent but for the emotional cries of a haka on Saturday morning as friends and team mates of 13-year-old Gervis Wililo, who died the night before, came together to remember him.

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Kate McIlwain

Kate McIlwain


For more than a decade, I've helped the Illawarra Mercury set the news agenda across the region. Currently I'm the paper's health reporter - covering the stories of Illawarra workers and residents in the wake of a global pandemic and at a time where our health systems are stretched to the limit.

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