Claire Bennett

Since her retirement from fencing after 2012, Claire has been keen to inspire and encourage young people and adults alike to achieve their potential.

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Claire has represented Great Britain in European and World Championships since the age of 14.

Until August 2012, Claire was a member of the Great Britain women’s foil fencing team and part of the World Class Performance Programme.

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.

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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 receiving it form Claire Bennett made it even better.

Tanya Angus, Herts School Games

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