Inspiring Others and Changing Lives
Since her retirement from fencing after 2012, Claire has been keen to inspire and encourage young people and adults alike to achieve their potential. She is a keen writer and motivational speaker. “I know first hand how much of a positive impact sport and mentoring can have on a person’s life. I have learnt so much about myself through sport. Therefore on a basic level I have a strong wish to give something back and share my experiences to help people achieve their potential.”
Claire helped in making an impact to young people’s lives and raising aspirations whilst working on the Sporting Champions programme, and is now looking to inspire your audience by sharing her secret of what it takes to be the best you can!
"The most memorable moment of the day was at the disability archery presentation when one your participant said they had never had a medal, never thought they would win a medal or hold one and that receving it form Claire Bennett made it even better ." Tanya Angus, Herts School Games
Until August 2012, Claire was a member of the Great Britain women’s foil fencing team and part of the World Class Performance Programme. She has represented Great Britain in European and World Championships since the age of 14. As captain of England Claire won individual Bronze and Team Gold at the 2010 Commonwealth Fencing Games. Whilst studying for her modern languages degree at Durham University she was British Universities Champion. In 2012 Claire won the Girls Day Trust School Trust Alumna of the Year award in recognition of her achievements as an athlete.
Claire is now the Athlete Manager at the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust and supports their team of elite athletes in their lives beyond 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.
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.
2010-2012 – Captain of England
2010 – Individual Bronze and Team Gold at the Commonwealth Fencing Games
2009 – Individual Silver British Championships
2008 – Individual Silver British Championships
2007 – Finalist at the World University Games, Bangkok
2006 – Team Bronze at the Commonwealth Fencing Games
2005 – British Universities Champion
2002 – Team Gold Commonwealth Fencing Games
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