My name is Claire and I live in East Leake. I went to Harry Carlton School to complete my GCSEs followed by South Notts College where I studied for an NVQ Level 2 in Activity Leadership. I joined FITC in 2005 for a two-year Sports Apprenticeship and became full-time in 2007. Since then I have gained a lot more experience and knowledge from being a coach. I enjoy working at FITC because I work on most of our projects, which means I meet people from all walks of life and backgrounds. Being a coach at FITC has taught me how to think on my feet and adapt my coaching plan and technique in different situation and at short notice. I used to be a goalkeeper for Rise Park Ladies where I played for ten years, but due to a serious knee injury and a 6 month recovery I am now coaching the girls and assisting the manager.