- Securing an interview with Cadel Evans in France as he won the Tour de France 2011.
- A Quill award winner in 2010, and the AFL Players' Association's football writer of the year in 2007.
- Sam has on-going ambassadorial roles for Breast Cancer Network Australia and the Women for Carlton.
- World of sport journalism
- Sport in Australia
- Women in sport in Australia and globally
- Women in media in sport, Australia and globally
- Birth of AFL women's league
- Gender equality
- Culture change / Male and female champion of change
She was absolutely lovely and extremely professional. She had thoroughly researched the content, was well prepared and genuinely engaged and interested. You never quite know what high-profile speakers are going to be like until you meet them personally. Sam was incredibly down to earth and asked all the right questions. She was so polite and stuck around to chat to the guests. I've had nothing but amazing feedback on Sam, she was the perfect fit for our event and I truly hope to work with her again in the future.
The Launch Box
I’d just like to let you know how yesterday’s Toccolan Footy Lunch at the MCC Members Dining Room went with Sam. Sam was an absolute delight to work with. She arrived early, was well prepared and…… my god, even a folder with notes! I was impressed at her level of preparation. Sam was very professional the whole time. She was engaging, energetic and nothing seemed to be too much trouble for her. Often in these types of events, we end up flying by the seat of our pants as the event unfolds, but this didn’t faze Sam, who accommodated our every request and whim.
Toccolan Football Club