We’re always proud whenever any of our players feature on the international stage. Recently we had Aeron Edwards and Connell Rawlinson turning out for Wales at C level against England.
This time round the representation was reversed, as Harry Bower pulled on the England jersey in a Colleges fixture in Cardiff, with Wales the opposition.
We caught up with Harry today and you can read the interview below.
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TNS: First of all, massive congratulations again on representing your country. I guess the excitement is still as real every time you get notification of the call-up?
Harry: Thanks, I’m always excited about a fixture but it was a special one against Wales, as I knew a lot of the players and knew it would be a challenge.
TNS: The game was in the Anglo-Welsh Shield. What preparation was involved?
Harry: To be honest the preparation for the game was minimal, we didn’t stay overnight albeit it was in Cardiff. The coaches took all pressure off of us and made us feel as if it was a normal game by having the team arrive on the day of the game.
TNS: What about the match itself, and in particular, your own involvement. How did it go?
Harry: After the last game against Nottingham Forest, which I played a small part in, I started and played the full game against the Welsh. We won the game 2-0 with late goals and I assisted the final goal.
TNS: Although that’s the last game of the season, there’s still something very exciting to come for you personally. Tell us about that.
Harry: Yes. I will be getting my England cap on the pitch at half-time of the National Colleges Cup final, which will be played at Walsall’s Bescot Stadium.
TNS: Away from international duty and back to club football, last weekend you not only made the bench at Bala Town but came on as a substitute.
Harry: It was a good experience to have got on against Bala and also Bangor. I thoroughly enjoyed it and after the Bala game I was asked to be involved in the behind-closed-doors game on Tuesday at Park Hall which I scored in.
TNS: Thank you for your time today. It’s been a great season for you and everyone at The New Saints wishes you all the very best for the future.
Harry: Thanks again, Rev.