In 2017 Claire received an MBE for Services to Sport.

Claire has been selected to attend training for Para Bobsleigh with the aim of competing at the Winter Paralympics in 2022.

At the end of 2017 Claire was ranked number 1 in the UK in F55 category for seated discus, javelin and shot but has had to retire from the sport due to a shoulder injury.


Date of birth: 19 February 1974

Borough/District: Ashford

Club: Ashford AC

Current Ranking: 1st in the UK F55 Seated discus, javelin and shot.

Career highlights

  • 2017: Received an MBE for Service to Sport
  • 2017: Selected for Para Bobsleigh training
  • 2017: Member of the GB Women’s Sitting Volleyball team
  • 2016: Selected for the Rio Paralympics but had to pull out due to injury
  • 2015: 5th place at the World Championships in Doha
  • 2015: Selected for IPC Athletics World Championships in Doha at Discus and Javelin F55
  • 2014: 11th place at the World Championships
  • 2013: 2nd place at the Hungarian Cup
  • 2012: Team finished in 8th place at London 2012
  • 2012: Selected for ParalympicsGB at London 2012 and captained the team
  • 2012: 6th place at the WOVD Inter Continental Cup held in Cairo, Egypt
  • 2011: Part of the GB Team at the European Sitting Volleyball Championships held in Holland
  • 2011: Competed for GB Women’s Team in the Continental Cup
  • 2011: 7th place at ECVD European Championships held Rotterdam, the Netherlands
  • 2011: 7th place at ECVD Continental Cup held in Yevpatoriya, Ukraine
  • 2011: Selected to play for GB Women in Finland
  • 2010: 11th place at the World Championships held in Oklahoma, USA
  • 2010: Debut for the Women’s Sitting Volleyball team at the 2010 Kent International in a match against China