Wheelchair basketballer, Clare Nott has a level of determination that’s hard to find. Starting basketballin 2004, she was on the national squad by the following year. She was named ‘Best New Talent’ in the Women’s National Wheelchair Basketball League in 2005 and has been ‘Most Valuable Player’ five times. She was also selected in the national team for the Paralympics, winning a Bronze medal in Beijing and Silver in London.
Losing her ability to walk at a young age, Nott admits you need a lot of self-motivation to get through adversity.
Getting to Know You
Name: Clare Nott Born: Newcastle, NSW Lives: Wandi, WA Known for: Wheelchair basketball Personal motto: do what you love, love what you do. Success is: knowing you gave it your absolute all and your family is proud of you. Advice I would give my 20-year-old self: talk to your mother (life is short) People are surprised that: I can eat so quickly Im inspired by: my husband and his work ethic The biggest risk I have taken (that has paid off) is: changing teams in 2015; we ended up winning the national title and I got series final MVP My most used emoji: 👍
Wake up time: 6.00/6.15am Morning ritual: cleanse, tone and moisturise! Desk lunch: Leftover dinner like spaghetti bolognese or sliced up beef roast in a wrap or salad. Delicious! Last thing I do at night: read my book Guilty pleasure: chocolate 3 things vital to my day: my wheelchair, food and talking to my husband Cafe: banana bread Juice: “Caribbean green” from Boost Coffee: piccolo latte Culture stop: Book depository (online shop) Studio/gym: WAIS High Performance Centre
Sports top: lululemon (off time), team uniform (comp time) Sports shorts: lululemon black tights Shoes: Nike Sunglasses: Oakley (prescription) or Ray Ban (if wearing contacts) Watch: my iPhone! Store: Lululemon & Nike New season must have: I don’t really keep up with trends, but always like when they bring out things in fun bright colours/patterns