Clare Griffiths

As a basketball coach, Clare shares her love of wheelchair basketball with schools and companies through experiential sessions.

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Clare represented GB at wheelchair basketball for 18 years having taken up the sport following an accident aged 18 which left her paralysed from the waist.

Having made the national team within a year of her accident, she now boasts five Paralympic Games with a career high finish in Rio 2016 of 4th place.

Following Rio 2016 Clare retired from international basketball.

Clare studies Sport Science at Loughborough University and throughout her years playing  wheelchair basketball she has developed as a public speaker and mentor within schools working on programmes with young people including:

Youth Sport Trust, Sporting Champions, Athletes Direct, and corporately with large organisations, regularly speaking on Leadership, Dealing with Change, Teams and Handling Pressure.

Clare has worked on a range of programmes to inspire young people into sport, including Sporting Champions, Youth Sport Trust programmes (Living for Sport, Women in sport, Young Ambassador and National Talent Camps), self generated events in schools, sports development, local authorities, volunteer work with sports clubs charities, along with visits as part of her National Lottery funding commitment.

Since retiring from wheelchair basketball following her 5th Paralympic Games in Rio, Clare is keen to continue with this work as she has always loved working with young people and finds it both rewarding and energising.

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