“For the majority of my teenage years my parents had to drive me up and down the freeway to Sydney, to give me the opportunity to realise my dreams. I just want to make sure that our young Hunter region netballers have access to a high level of netball coaching and mentoring. This is my way of giving back to a community that I grew up in and love.”
ASPIRE has given me so much more than just an improvement of my netball skills. It has given me a belief in myself as a netballer through the support that Sam provided. Sam was such an inspirational mentor allowing me to achieve my goals and develop me skills. ASPIRE made such a difference in my life both on and off the court.
I loved every session in the Aspire program. Sam helped me in so many aspects of my game. She taught me new skills and she guided me to approach my fitness more strategically and to set short and long term goals so that I can become a stronger netballer and a stronger person. She inspired me to push myself and to take risks because every experience is important in my netball journey
We cannot overstate the value of Aspire this year. You have so much knowledge to share with the girls and we appreciate how available you have made yourself and your resources. Fabulous, we are so grateful. - parent We cannot overstate the value of Aspire this year. You have so much knowledge to share with the girls and we appreciate how available you have made yourself and your resources. Fabulous, we are so grateful. You are clearly a talented athlete Sam but you are so much more...generous, gracious, inspiring and warm with a wicked sense of humour and we are truly grateful for your positive influence on Fallan. Thank you Sam & to all involved. It was a priceless journey.
The thanks all belongs to you!! The costs involved are nothing given the time you have spent and the impact you have had on the girls, money can't pay for that stuff - priceless!!! Abbey has absolutely loved being apart of the Aspire program, especially over the last few weeks that have been tough for her, but she knows now that that is all part of the journey. You have made such a difference to her personally, that fact that you would take time out of your very busy schedule to chat and email with her means the world. As I keep saying, you don't often have the access to such elite players who are so willing to give back to the game and the community, that you need to take it with both hands and use this knowledge. - parent You are phenomenal woman!
I would like to say a huge thank you for starting the ASPIRE program & giving the girls from the Hunter region such an amazing opportunity to grow & develop their skills in a sport they are very passionate about.The program allowed the girls to learn new skills, learn about fitness & nutrition which is an important part in helping them grow as an athlete & also look at goal setting & ways they can achieve their goals. Learning all of this from a professional player who knows what it takes to get to the top of their sport is such an inspiration for the girls & has been a very rewarding program to be a part of. Ellie & I cannot thank you enough for all the time & effort you put into running the program & for always being available to help them with anything they needed. You are such a fantastic role model for all young girls. Keep up the great work !!!
THANK YOU SAM !!!! The time and effort that you put into the ASPIRE program was greatly appreciated by myself as a parent and my daughter as a player. Erin has come away with a determination to put things she has learnt at your clinics into practice. I was a player myself and do often give her advise but it was great to have some coaching from a current player with experience like yourself. Erin was actually amazed at some things you suggested to her to improve her game, as other coaches had not mentioned them before. The Newcastle area has been needing a program like ASPIRE for sometime. WELL DONE !!!
Words cannot express how grateful we are for everything you have done for Annie. Annie dreams of being like you and you make her feel that this is possible through hard work and commitment. You have given her the tools to succeed. You have also become her friend and she treasures that. I only said to one of the mums yesterday what we have received through the Aspire program is priceless. Thank you for all that you do for Annie at Aspire and with her one on one sessions. You have become her idol and she has chosen very wisely! Very grateful my daughter Annie had the opportunity to learn, be inspired and motivated by a home grown talent. Sam has taught all the girls that if you are prepared to work hard anything is possible! Aspire is a fantastic program and the girls and parents alike are very lucky to have had the opportunity to meet and learn from Sam.