Sam has been doing judo for the last 38 years, and is a 2nd Dan and level 3 Coach. Most of his competitive years were spent in his home nation Northern Ireland, who he represented at both junior and senior level. He was both Northern Ireland and All Ireland Open Champion. Later in life he represented the British Army and was part of the Combined Services team that attended competitions abroad and won medals in Holland.
Sam enjoys helping, coaching and watching the next generation of players develop to their full potential.