Be Unstoppable as defined by Sam Poolman
To have dreams and to be confident enough to chase them. Have the strength, resilience and the belief you can do anything and you will be unstoppable.
Who inspires you in your sporting career?
My family has always inspired me. They have had a big impact on the progression of my netball career and where l am today.
What does team leadership mean to you?
Leadership means leading by example and being team-first minded. Being able to create and drive an environment that all athletes feel comfortable in, know their role and have a clear vision of what you want to achieve. Everyone in your team can be a leader and the more you guide this and learn what your strengths are within the team and your leadership style the better you will be.
What actions of your team mates inspires you?
Hard work, there’s nothing more inspiring than seeing a team mate work hard. This lifts the team, makes you work hard and how goals are reached. Talent doesn’t control how hard you work, it’s an individual choice you make. When you work hard with team mates it brings you closer together and makes the rewards even more special.
Game day music inspiration?
Game Day music is always what the team is playing in the change rooms! We always have a mix with what we play and this isn’t a strength of mine so l always enjoy what a team mate chooses.
A life quote that inspires you, that you live by?
I love quotes as they provide that little of extra motivation you sometimes need. One l love and share with my Aspire athletes is “She believed she could, so she did”.