"I have the privilege in my line of work to meet many different people on a weekly basis from around the world and i am yet to encounter an individual that shows the passion, drive, determination to see a goal fulfilled and leadership the Sam possesses. He is an inspirational character to be around and his work ethic is infectious, he expects the best and leads by example." - Jay Reeve, ZM DJ / MTV VJ
‘Sam Ward has provided me with sound advice on my supplements on a regular basis for MMA training and Rugby. He is very helpful and knowledgable’ – Lance Vale
‘Sam has helped me with my gym programme for Rugby and has also kept me on track for the appropriate protein to use’ – Adam Batt, Harbour U18 Development, 2011.
‘Sam Ward is an exceptional coach on and off the field, he has helped me develop a lot this year and has also gone out of his way to help me reach my set goals for the year. He has great player management skills and is very aware of what is required pre and post-game for recovery, Cheers Wardy!’ – Ray Hutton, Harbour U20, 2011.
‘Sam is always on hand to help with any coaching, gym work or supplement requirements. His knowledge is the most important thing for achieving the best results – his interpersonal skills make him a very easy person to work with’ – Marley Mackay, Coach - Rosmini 4A, 2011.
‘Although Sam has never coached me officially, his support and efforts to enhance my rugby skills and understanding of the game have gone above and beyond the expectations of any coach. Sam’s enthusiasm for rugby would be difficult for anyone to match but his enthusiasm is contagious to say the least. His advice on and off the rugby field has been indispensable. In the gym, not only has his support and advice on technique and work ethic been extremely appreciated but also his advice regarding particular supplements. Also having had the chance to play alongside Sam has been a privilege and it also revealed that as a coach, he never expected more from his players than he would of himself and he was a recognised leader within the team. I look forward to playing alongside Sam in the future, due to the respect that he demands from the team and the support he continues to provide’ – Liam Thornley, Harbour Academy, 2011.
‘Sam has extensive knowledge within the health and fitness industry. His expertise in nutrition has proven invaluable and has assisted me in achieving my training goals. His passion for rugby is unquestionable, always willing to share what he know for the good of the team or the individual.’ – Richie Lobb – Harbour Development, 2011.
‘Sam is an avid, enthusiastic and passionate rugby coach, he made me feel very welcome when I trained in the gym and assisted with my requirements and questions in a very supportive way.’ – Rob Gore
‘I have known Sam for many years, during this time I have gotten to know him very well and his constant drive for success and to reach goals is refreshing. From rugby coaching to general help outside the sport, Sam is constantly involved in the community which more often then not goes unsung.’ – Mark Molloy
‘Sam Ward has been my coach for my first season at Marist Rugby Club. I wasn’t too sure which club I would play for but am now extremely happy I chose Marist. The team culture and bond was very strong which Sam a big part in creating. I believe this culture will spread within the club and can only improve our results. Personally, I had trouble with my game at scrum and lineout time – the technical advice Sam offered was very professional and played a key role in my rugby development. Sams gym advice has made me a stronger and more confident rugby player.’ – Daniel Ross
I have known Sam for 6 years and in that time he has been a bank of knowledge and advice on training tips for rugby, techniwues in the gym and nutritional advice both pre and post game. He is always happy to give advice or correct a technique with a better or more challenging option where his his love and enthusiastic attitude is clear to see. I would have no hesistation in recommending Sam in these fields.’ - Tom Lyons
‘Sam has helped me across the board. My clean out technique, ball carrying have all improved and I have learned how to make an effective tackle while taking space on defence to cut down the oppositions options. Sam has helped provide knowledge and the appropriate nutrition pre and post game to ensure performance. I have a new found passion for the game! Cheers for the season Wardy!’ – Michael Ross
‘Sam Ward, a thoughtful man with a heart of gold. One who has invested much time and effort into educating, recommending and supplying the necessary supplements for me, my friends and our personal requirements. I have also had the pleasure of playing a 7s tournament that was organised and coached extremely well by himself. An experience I thoroughly enjoyed. A very good man – sharp, loyal, outgoing, dedicated, respected. Legend!’ – Taione Vea, Harbour ITM Cup.
‘Sam has helped me in the gym through teaching me new techniques which has helped my performance.’ Matt Corbett, Rosmini College 1st XV, 2011.
‘Sam helped me out at the end of 2010 with gym work and a protein at the gym. Sam’s always willing to help with any rugby or gym challenge, Bloody Legend!’ – Luca Brown, Canterbury Academy, 2011.
‘Sam gave me the opportunity to play again this season after returning from injury.’ Scott Mackay
‘I met Sam at a gym he was working at. On several occasions he assisted and advised with techniques I was struggling with. Sam also showed me some new exercises to help my training and gave sound advice on supplements and nutrition. I have always found Sam easy to approach, clear and easy to understand.’ – Richie Ford
‘Sam has always had great advice an been extremely helpful in the gym.’ – Richard McNaught
‘Sam gave me great supplement advice to imrove my rugby. He knew exactly what would increase my performance for my positional requirements at Fullback.’ – Brandon Morley, Harbour U20
‘Sam has been a massive support system for me over the last 6 months. Since our introduction he has taken much interest in to my sporting and general life and has constantly offered his service in any way possible, whether it through supplements, gym membership oppurtunities and rugby mentoring. A good, selfless mate!’ – Ryan Thompson, Rosmini College 1st XV Captain.
“Over the period of time that I’ve observed Sam in a coaching capacity for North Harbour Marist U21’s and as a NHRU resource coach with our age groups representative sides. Sam has proven to be well planned, innovative and totally committed to his player’s preparation.” Dean Watkins North Harbour Rugby Union Player & Coach Development.
"TIKA training has been the best training that I have ever done. There is an environment that motivates you to push yourself to your limits and provides a variety of challenging exercises that give you a rapid improvement in strength and fitness. Sam pays personal attention to your abilities and development and accommodates training if required outside of normal times. If you have not been to the Tin Shed to do some TIKA training you are missing out!" Ambrose Samuels, Tika Trainer
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