The North Mandurah Auskick player presented a premiership medal to Hawthorn’s Ben Stratton during the grand final ceremony to cap off a memorable three days in Melbourne.
Sam played Auskick on the hallowed MCG turf during the big game and was part of the grand final parade on the eve of the match.
He received an official Auskicker of the Year nominee jumper from Geelong captain Joel Selwood.
Sam went to Melbourne through NAB’s Auskicker of the Year competition, which rewards selected Auskick players across the country for their teamwork, passion and commitment to the sport.
Being on the MCG in front of more than 100,000 spectators was a dream come true.
‘It was exciting to play in front of so many people on the MCG and getting to present a premiership medal with all my friends and family watching was really cool too,’ he said.