On representing NZ: It would be my greatest achievement to date. Representing New Zealand has been my primary goal for two years.
My inspiration to excel: It's fun.
Strength, size and speed make for an imposing combination in any sport let alone as a striker facing defenders who take great pride in out-muscling their opponents.
Sam was one of Hawke's Bay United's most dependable performers this season, despite making the adjustment from NZ U-20 striker to NZFC fullback. A great crosser of the ball, and with pace to match his versatility, Sam will likely be used to add width to the Oly Whites midfield.