Sport: Sitting Volleyball
Home Town: Gillingham
Lives: Ashford, Kent
Date of Birth: 19/02/72
In 2009, Claire was spotted at a BPA Talent ID Day and quickly took to sitting volleyball, enjoying the fast, physical and dynamic aspects of the team sport. She later made her debut for the women’s sitting volleyball team at the 2010 Kent International in a match against China and has now earned over 40 caps for Great Britain. The team finished 6th in the 2012 WOVD Inter Continental Cup, Cairo, Egypt and 7th in the 2011 ECVD European Championships, Holland.
Outside of her sporting achievements, Claire graduated from Cambridge University in 2006 with a masters degree in criminology. She now works in financial services as a Head of Corporate Responsibility. She can communicate in British Sign Language and German. She also enjoys canoeing and spending time in the outdoors.
Claire has a spinal cord injury, with paralysis in her right leg below the knee. She is classified as a D athlete. Her dominant position on the court is setter.