London 2012 was Clare’s fourth Paralympic Games, making her one of the more experienced players on the women’s Wheelchair Basketball team. She began playing Wheelchair Basketball at Stoke Mandeville in 1998.
- Wheelchair Basketball, women's team
- Home Town:
- High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
- Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire
- Team Mandeville
- Date Of Birth:
- 18th September 1979
- Games Attended:
- London 12, Beijing 08, Athens 04, Sydney 00
In addition to her Paralympic experience, Clare has also won five European bronze medals. Her personal career highlights include winning the 2011 BT Paralympic World Cup in Manchester, UK and securing a 6th place finish at the 2010 World Wheelchair Basketball Championships in Birmingham, UK.
In September 2004, Clare moved to Italy to play professionally in the Italian League for one of Europe’s toughest clubs, Sardinian Club, Sassari. She now plays for Team Mandeville and is classified as 1.5 athlete.
At London 2012, Clare had the honour of sharing captaincy of the women's Wheelchair Basketball team with Louise Sugden. The team produced the best result for ParalympicsGB since the 1996 Atlanta Paralympic Games and finished in 7th place.
Prior to her accident, Clare was a keen sportsperson representing her country in Hockey and her school in the National Indoor Championships. She was born in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire.
In addition to her sporting achievements, Clare was awarded a Bachelors Degree in Sport and Exercise Science from Loughborough University in 2003.
- 2012 London Paralympic Games
- 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games
- 2004 Athens Paralympic Games
- 2000 Sydney Paralympic Games
- 2011 European Championships, Nazareth, Israel
- 2010 World Wheelchair Basketball Championships, Birmingham, UK
- 2009 FSB European Championships, Stoke Mandeville, UK
- 2007 European Championships, Wetzlar, Netherlands
- 2005 European Championships, Villeneuve-d'Ascq, France
- 2003 European Championships, Hamburg, Germany
- 2002 World Championships, Kitakyushu, Japan
- 1999 European Championships, Roermond, Netherlands
- 1998 World Championships, Sydney, Australia