Sam is an incredible sports personality. For the five years that he has been a dedicated member of the MathSoc football team, he has been an encouraging and supporting presence, dedicated to getting people of all abilities involved in the sport. He played for the football team at numerous fixtures and was invaluable in matches both on and off the pitch. But Sam’s efforts have extended far beyond football. This year especially, Sam went above and beyond using sport to fundraise. Sam brought a group of runners from MathSoc together to support his organised running event, the Not the London Marathon for Meningitis Research Foundation, in light of the London Marathon being cancelled. The team of 20 runners had Sam as an endless source of support throughout the process with prepping for route planning, preparing for race day and one-on-one time to help build confidence. Sam’s support allowed so many runners to turn their dream of running a marathon into a reality. In April, the group ran routes from 10k to a full marathon around Birmingham and together they managed to fundraise a whopping £5,541. This commitment to sport and ability to use sport as a way of fundraising is why Sam more than deserves to be awarded the Sports Personality of the Year 2021.