Lily Homes Stadium is home to one of the National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s finest defenders in Blacktown City’s Grant Lynch – a home he and everyone in the NPL cannot play at the moment due to this tough period of uncertainty.
“Your correct, it has been a time of uncertainty for everyone.
“I have been very fortunate my job is in healthcare so I am still able to work but outside of that I have been following all the recommended guidelines to limit the spread and like most people in this league doing as much individual training as I can.”
Known as one of the cult heroes at Blacktown City with an ever-expanding fan club, Lynch has been busily training keeping himself fit and healthy.
“Most of my time before this all happened was spent working or playing football and that hasn’t really changed only now the football has been replaced with running.
“My training has been mostly running and sprinting mixed in with some skipping and body weight exercises and then following the prescribed running that Blacktown City have given us.”
Work wise, Lynch has not been affected too much by COVID-19 and has continued to work at a private hospital for now.
“Yes I have continued working (for now) at a private hospital but am looking to help in the public sector in the next few weeks.”
The sportsmanship, camaraderie and playing the world game with his mates at a competitive level have been some of the aspects Lynch has missed.
“It sounds cliché but the thing I definitely miss most is the team.
“I’m lucky that I play with friends at a high level and the atmosphere in the change room is something that you cannot re-create or replace.
The Futsalroo international pleased the importance of obeying government orders during this down time with the hope of getting back to everyday life sooner rather than later.
“I think the most important thing right now is to understand that all the measures put in place are designed to help as many Australians as possible and to never take your health or your families health for granted.”