Claire is a former member of the Great Britain Women’s Foil Fencing Team, and represented Great Britain in European and World Championships from the age of 14. As Captain of England, Claire won individual Bronze and team Gold in the 2010 Commonwealth Fencing Games Whilst studying for her modern languages degree at Durham University she was British Universities fencing champion.
Claire is now the Athlete Development Lead at the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust and helps their team of elite athletes to transition successfully in their lives after sport. Claire is an Athlete Supporter of the Women’s Sport Trust and is involved with several organisations directed at women. She is dedicated to progressing women in sport and inspiring young girls to achieve their potential. Claire is a keen writer and motivational speaker.
In her spare time she has written for the London Evening Standard as a columnist and for the Daily Telegraph in their Olympics section. Claire also commentates for Eurosport as their fencing expert.