Port Melbourne Sharks are pleased to announce the signing of Sam Ford for 2019. At 20 years of age Sam will fill our second foreign visa position. This young highly talented striker was scouted and signed for his boyhood club Ipswich Town at just 15. He made his debut for the reserve team at 15. Just before turning 16 played his first game at the first team stadium against Tottenham Hotspur scoring 2 goals in a 2-2 draw.
The following season Sam was top goal scorer for the under 16s. Then Sam was offered a scholarship at 16.
Signing his first professional contract at 17 he transferred to West Ham United. Scoring a last minute winner on his u18s debut for West Ham. He also scored on his reserve team debut for West Ham. Subsequently winning the Premier League 2 Cup in his first season at West Ham. Sam was then part of a winning promotion via the play offs in the Premier league 2 in only his second season.
A player that surely will be exciting to watch in NPL VIC in 2019.