The Village Motors Dolphins will welcome former Australian Schoolboy representative Gerard McCallum for season 2019.
McCallum is a credentialed fullback who started his rugby league career at the Hills Sports High School in Sydney. He was part of the Premiership winning team that took out the 2010 GIO Schoolboys Cup against Keebra Park and won the Peter Stirling Medal for the best player in the final. His performances that year helped gain him selection in the prestigious Australian Schoolboys team alongside David Klemmer, James Tedesco and current Dolphins captain Cameron Cullen.
After returning from those representative duties he took up a position with the Bulldogs NYC squad. Following the winding up of that competition, McCallum was looking for a club to continue the pursuit of playing NRL football. He arrived at Easts Tigers and had a very good season in 2017. Adam Mogg recalls Gerard’s strong performance. “Gerard looked very dangerous from fullback the couple of times we played them in 2017. He certainly caught our eye as a potential recruit,” he said.
The 2018 season did not go the young speedster’s way after he suffered a season-ending broken leg. McCallum hopes that 2019 will bring a chance to rejuvenate his career following the injury. “I felt that after breaking my leg I needed a change. I live fairly locally at Griffin so I thought I would make contact with the Dolphins through my association with Redcliffe High teacher Scott Murray who I knew is an Intrust Super Cup Assistant Coach,” McCallum said.
McCallum has started training with the Club and will be looking to claim a spot in the outside backs come Round 1.