Clare Matthews

Clare Matthews

Clare is our new Curriculum Manager, this posthas been designed to create and facilitate high quality resources for the Teacher Mentoring Programme. Clare graduated from NEWI University in 2001 and undertook a role at Queens Anne’s school as an Assistant House Mistress. This role allowed Clare to complete a GTP course to gain QTS in teaching Physical Education. Over the next 12 years Clare has taught in Private, Grammar and State educational institutions. For 5 years prior to Up and Under Sports held the role of Head of Department of a flagship Academy in Wiltshire.

What are your sporting specialisms?

Netball, Football, Tennis, Rounders, Invasion/Team games.

What are your hobbies?

Camping, Surfing, gardening, films and cooking.

Top three films?

The Breakfast Club, Harry Potter set and books and Notting hill (Plus Rise of the Guardians – Cartoon).

Top 3 Chocolate bars?

Anything Cadbury’s, smarties and Peanut M&M’s.

Top 3 Favourite meals?

Anything rice based including prawns and chicken! Wagamamas would win everytime! A bacon and avocado sandwich, roast beef and Yorkshire puddings.

Top three holiday destinations?

Croyde Bay in Devon, France, anywhere hot in the winter!

Who is your Sporting Hero and Why?

I have a lot of admiration for David Beckham. I think that he was not given enough respect or understanding initially. Just because of the way someone speaks does not mean they are uneducated. He has learnt different languages, set up business ventures, won numerous awards and has raised a lovely family at the same time. I feel bad I did not choose a woman but he was the first person I thought of.

Who would be your three dream dinner party guests?

I am not sure I have a dream dinner date, I enjoy dinner 3 times a week with my family, my parents and sisters family which is I known already makes me lucky. If not Ron, Hermione and Harry!!

If you could get a VIP ticket to any sporting occasion, which one would it be and why?

Ladies Wimbledon Final because it is one of the most prestigious events that is closed to most and I would take my mum!