Sam wanted to work in sport since he was 10, when he started following his local rugby team, Saracens. He knew he was never going to be a top-level athlete but engineering has led him to a career in sports equipment performance.
He’s now a sports engineer at Loughborough University, on a mission to make a better football boot, “When you hit a ball with a boot on at 60-70 mph, small differences could make a massive effect,” he explains. “I like fixing things, I like making things and if we can just make that equipment better, we can improve the sport.”
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