Position: Goal defence, Goal keeper
Date and Place of birth: 1992, Kaduna, Nigeria
- Hucclecote Netball Club
International honours: 12 England senior caps
Following an injury-stricken period, which included anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction surgery, M.J. Church ambassador Sam made a stylish return to Team Bath colours last season. Her hard work and strong performances led to the defender being named as both Players’ and Coaches’ Player of the Season for 2015, with Sam also runner-up in the national Superleague Player of the Year awards.
Her 2015 Superleague season was bookended by senior international caps with England, the first of her career, and she will be looking to add to her collection in the months and years ahead.
Sam, who won the Superleague with Team Bath in 2013, brings real value to the team with her athleticism and defensive ability. Away from the court, she works as a netball coach at All Hallows School in Shepton Mallet.