With a mother a former national champion, and a father with years of experience at national level, badminton seemed a natural choice for 14-year-old Sam Cassar, even though football seems to have been another potential option. With such a pedigree it is no wonder that Sam’s dream is to play in the Olympic Games.

Name: Sam Cassar

Age: 14

Club: Paola Badminton Club

How long have you been playing badminton? 4 years

Describe badminton in three words: Fast, Fun and Exciting

What do you feel when your opponent has cheated? I feel disappointed

Which badminton skill do you think is the most difficult to master? China Jump Smash

What are you looking to achieve in badminton? Winning International Tournaments

Who is your badminton idol? Lee Chong Wei and Peter Gade

Dream tournament to play in? Olympic Games

Favourite Movie? Lord of the Rings

Favourite Musician? Chris Brown

If it hadn’t been badminton, what other sport would it be? Football

Things that you like to do while you are not playing Badminton? Quality time with friends & family and restaurant hopping.

Favourite Food? Meat

Favourite music/bands? Fall Out Boy

Your goal, outside of badminton in life? Healthy Life