In the second part of our series with the Jamaican men’s rugby sevens team, Adam Samuel finds out why sponsorship has become an urgent matter, heading into the Rugby Sevens World Cup in San Francisco later this year:
Adam, 23, is a graduate of Bournemouth University, where he attained a degree in Sports Management.
He found his way into sports journalism writing regularly for a football-centred website, with his articles read by over four million people.
Growing up in Dagenham, Adam thrived in sport participating in academy-level football and as a national level track and field athlete. Further, he was voted head boy by his peers during secondary school. In this role he enjoyed his first experience as a writer, contributing a weekly article to the school newsletter.
Sports in which he holds an interest include basketball, American football, boxing, cricket and handball.
With a broadcasting career in mind, Adam is now undertaking a Masters degree in Sports Journalism at St Mary’s University.