Sport Development Manager
Role within Jersey Sport: To manage the sport development programmes and partners to ensure that we continue to grow a thriving and robust sport and physical activity sector in Jersey and ensuring everyone can be active at whatever level they choose.
Previous employment before Jersey Sport: Claire has worked in the sports sector for all her career but most recently at Sport England for the last 11 years in various roles focused around NGB support, community sport development and school sport. Prior to joining Jersey Sport, Claire’s role was Head of Lower Socio Economic Groups, where she worked with a range of partners involved in tackling the inequalities which exist in sport and physical activity participation.
Employment history: Claire brings a wealth of experience within the strategic development of sports policy and management of broad sport and physical activity partnerships. Prior to Sport England, Claire worked in local authority sport and community development, as well as leading a school sports partnership in South Bedfordshire. Claire is committed to ensuring that sport is available to all at their chosen level and has always enjoyed working with a broad range of partners across the sector.
High level / sports related qualifications: Claire graduated from Loughborough University in 2001 with a BSc Hons in Sports Science and Physical Education. Since then, Claire has completed a variety of qualifications in leadership, coaching, instructing and project management.
Hobbies: Being active has always been a huge part of Claire’s life and continues to be with her young family. Gymnastics dominated her early years until university and since then her love of being outdoors, swimming, running and cycling (AKA triathlon!) has taken hold. Activity has become a family way of life and is looking forward to more open water swimming as the warmer spring temperatures arrive!