By | September 7, 2020
Matt 'Cozzy' Conwell death-obituary

Matt ‘Cozzy’ Conwell dead: Matt ‘Cozzy’ Conwell cause of death – obituary – tributes

  • Date of death: September 2, 2020
    Age: 32 year old
    Cause of death: hit by a car

How did Matt ‘Cozzy’ Conwell die?

The cricket mentor and former Brisbane Roar strength and conditioning coach was not just expecting his first child, but his first three. His wife, Ashleigh, is expecting triplets.

But the father-to-be lost his life after he was hit by a car in Brisbane’s east last week. The incident happened on Meadowlands Road in Carindale just before 7am on Wednesday. Mr Conwell died at the scene, despite paramedics’ efforts.

Matt ‘Cozzy’ Conwell Obituary, funeral arrangement, any GoFundMe page

The family are yet to make public the obituary and funeral arrangements.

In a GoFundMe appeal, family friend Alexandra Nesevski said Mrs Conwell faced financial hardship on top of the emotional impact of losing her “soulmate”.

On Wednesday 2 September, young husband and father-to-be Matt Conwell passed away in sudden and tragic circumstances. He left behind his wife Ashleigh and their as-yet unborn triplets, who are due at the end of this year.

The pregnancy, delivery and care of triplets is challenging for any couple. This has now been made so much more difficult for Ashleigh with the loss of her beloved soulmate, who was so looking forward to meeting his babies.

Not only has Ashleigh’s world been torn apart emotionally, the financial hardship she now finds herself in is significant. Both Matt and Ashleigh had been impacted by COVID19 in their job roles; they were already stretching every dollar and budgeting tightly for the arrival of their unexpected but so very wanted ‘instant’ family. Losing Matt has placed an almost overwhelming burden on Ashleigh.

There has been such an outpouring of grief, love and support from so many who knew and loved Matt and who have asked how they can contribute to helping Ashleigh bring her and Matt’s little trio into the world and provide a future for them.

This page has been created for that purpose. Ashleigh would never normally ask for help of this kind but accepts that she and the babies really need it at this time.

Your contribution, however small, is so greatly appreciated.
Thank you!

Rest in peace, dearest Matt.
Husband, son, brother, friend, father-to-be.
You will live forever in our hearts.

This post will be updated with more information as they are made available and public.

Matt ‘Cozzy’ Conwell tributes

Family, friends and loved ones of the deceased have taken to their social media pages to share tributes, kind words and prayer.

Our best wishes and love to the deceased’s family and friends.

Jacqueline Hackett, who had worked with Mrs Conwell, also took to Facebook.

“The loss was keenly felt throughout our workplace … as wife Ashleigh, a fellow team leader where I work, announced only the day before that she was pregnant with triplets,” she wrote.

“Yesterday, Father’s Day must have been an added agony.”

Brisbane Super Kings Cricket Club Inc

This morning at Heathwood Park our seniors teams Brisbane Super Kings and the Haryana Steelers paid respect, by way of a minutes silence, to the life and legacy of Matthew Conwell of Queensland Cricket.
Matthew attended the presentation of the BSK Cup 2019 and is pictured centre.
Matthew was an integral part of the Qld Cricket team who helped BSK establish the junior cricket programs and has supported the club for many years.
Heartfelt condolences to Matthew’s family, friends and all those who connected with him through his love of all things cricket.

WPC Cricket


Dear WPC Cricket members, families and friends,
You may have notice a couple of posts regarding the tragic passing of Matt Conwell who died in a traffic incident last week. Matt was a good friend of WPC Cricket and worked closely with both our Grants team and more often with our Operation group providing advice and assistance in all cricketing matters in his role with Queensland Cricket. Matt was a driving force for Queensland Cricket in the development of the school based ‘into cricket’, Junior Blaster and Master Blaster programs. Matt always presented a smiling face and he will be sadly missed by Everyone who had the privilege of knowing him.
On behalf of WPC Cricket I offer our support and prays for Matt’s family as they struggle through this difficult time. I also wish to forward our condolences to the Redland Tigers Cricket club who Matt was a long time member and player.
Finally, I ask that All Senior WPC Cricket teams wear a black arm band as a sign of respect and remembrance of Matt during our first game on the 19th September.
Thank you, in memory of Matt….
Peter Davies
WPC Cricket
Club President.


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