About Sam Poolman
Sam Poolman has been playing netball in the Hunter since she was seven years old. Since then, she's gone on to represent her region, her state and her country. Sam is a former professional netballer having played for 10 years with the Adelaide Thunderbirds then the Western Sydney Giants.
Sam attributes her success to three key traits - being coachable, passionate and committed. After reaching the highest peak in her chosen sport, she's returned to her home region to help aspiring young athletes follow in her footsteps.
After being involved in the sport for so long, Sam identified a pathway gap for young girls in the Hunter wanting to turn their sporting passion into something more. So she created a program called ASPIRE to help further develop and assist athletes to reach their goals, and we've been right behind her all the way.
ASPIRE assists local netballers in becoming successful on the court and Sam's holistic approach to the program helps develop the life skills and identify personality traits that are vital to a career as an athlete.