Sydney Rowing Club (NSW)
Died: 15th September 1962
The following obituary appeared in the Sydney Rowing Club annual report of 1962-63.
Neil joined the Club as a Coxswain in the 1949 season establishing a fine record of successes from 1950 to 1956.
He transferred to active membership and, though only very light, won several lightweight races. He then confined his efforts to Coaching; showed great promise coaching and winning with some fine crews, and appeared assured of a brilliant coaching career.
In the tragic loss of Neil McCallum the Club, and rowing generally, will be denied the endeavours of a younger member to return to the sport much of the knowledge he had gained.
Extracted by Andrew Guerin