"As a passionate Chelsea fan it is an honour to be able nominate Sammy to carry the Paralympic Torch. After playing Cerebral Palsy football during his education, he is forever grateful to the coaches who gave him confidence and developed the personality that he is today. He is the captain a role model leader and a fantastic ambassador. He has captained various squads during the most successful period of the Chelsea Foundation's pan-disability project. He has been proud to inspire respect and admiration from all people that he meets. He has helped and advised more able footballers through training as well as through valuable life lessons. His own experiences have helped him win the respect of many pan-disability players and raise his profile within disability sport. He works in a company at executive level proving that you can achieve anything with hard work and determination."