Wollongong Wolves’ 20-year-old attacker Harry Callahan has admitted that he misses that “winning feeling” with a date yet to be announced for the recommencement of the National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s competition.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the NPL NSW Men’s season was put on temporary hold after three rounds – with restrictions eased recently allowing NPL teams to train once more, it’s given the former Bulli FC star hope that competitive football was just around the corner.
“You asked me what I miss most about the game and it’s easy really, I miss that winning feeling.
“It’s been great to be back on a training pitch, catching up with all the boys as I missed all the banter with them whilst we were off so I’ve definitely been happier seeing everything come back to some sort of normality.”
With no football played, Callahan proceeded to work more off the pitch and on job sites, being a bricklayer by trade, the work just kept coming during the peak COVID-19 restrictions.
“I can tell you that COVID’19 did not affect me too much personally as I’d been able to continue working my day to day job as a bricklayer in Sydney.
“Work certainly did not slow down there.
“The gap football has left in my day to day routines allowed me to work more but I did have a fair bit of spare time especially in the afternoons and weekends when these days were occupied by football.
“I did not get a chance to self-isolate as I said before, life for me, apart from no football was normal, but I missed looking forward to match days on weekends.”
Callahan had a memorable 2019 season with the Wolves, a year which saw him collect a an NPL NSW Men’s Premiership as well as an NPL Champions medal after Luke Wilkshire’s troops were crowed NPL Champions of Australia.
Football fans won’t forget the NPL Finals Series Grand Final when the young Wolves gun was simply outstanding as he picked up the ‘John Kosmina Man of the Match Medal’ playing a huge role in the Wolves’ thrilling and heart stomping 4-3 victory over Queenslanders, Lions FC at Albert Butler Park in October last year.