Sam - The Youth Academy

This young man needs no introduction... And ladies, please don't get him confused with the singer/songwriter Sam Smith... even though he's got the looks, voice, and dance moves of that superstar - this young man's true skills and passion lie in the realms of Rugby League 🏉


Name: Sam
Age: 16
Sport: Rugby League
Position: Centre
Nickname: THE Sammy Smith

For How Long Have You Been Playing?
5 or so years now

What Do You Love About Your Sport?
I love the physicality of league. And I love all the mates I've made over the years while playing

What's Been Your Biggest Accomplishment So Far?
Making the Newcastle Rebels Team 😊

What Drew You To The Academy?
I first attended their "Building The Foundations Camp", and also a few of my mates from school were already going to The Academy

What Do You Love About The Academy?
I love the other kids that come, and the coaches

How Has The Academy Helped You Improve So Far?
It's helped me become much stronger, physically and mentally, which has really helped with my footy

What's The Biggest Mindset Shift You've Had Since Joining The Academy?
I now believe that anything is possible if I believe in myself

If You Could Be Any Superhero, Who Would You Be?
Wonder Woman... 😉