Jade Clarke

Former England Netball Captain

Jade Clarke is an English netball player. Primarily a midcourt defender, Clarke was selected for the England national netball team in 2002, making her senior debut the following year against New Zealand. During her international career, she has competed at four Netball World Championships (2003 and 2007 2011 and 2015), four Commonwealth Games (2006, 2010 and 2014, 2018), and the 2009 and 2011 World Netball Series. Clarke plays domestic netball in the Netball Superleague, having played four seasons with Loughborough Lightning before switching to the Northern Thunder for 2009–10. In 2010, Clarke was signed to play in the Australasian ANZ Championship with New Zealand–based team the Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic, as a Temporary Replacement Player for injured midcourter Peta Scholz.

In 2011, she was named as the captain of England, after the retirement of Karen Atkinson after the 2011 Netball World Championships. She captained them to a first ever gold medal in the 2011 World Netball Series. In 2012, she signed on to play for the NZ Franchise, Northern Mystics for the ANZ Championships. She signed with the Canterbury Tactix for the 2013 season. After 2 seasons with the Canterbury Tactix Clarke signed with the Sydney-based NSW Swifts signing as their import player. On 21 September 2014, Clarke was inducted into the England Netball Hall of Fame. In September 2015, it was confirmed that she had re-signed for Loughborough Lightning. On 20 February 2016, it was announced she would be returning to Australia to play for Adelaide Thunderbirds. She stayed in Australia until 2018, when she returned to England to play for Wasps Netball. Clarke was a member of the gold medal winning England team at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

To book Jade Clarke as the sports speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing agent@championsukplc.com or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When she’s at corporate events, Jade is known to cover the following topics:

  • Drive & Determination
  • Leadership & Teamwork
  • International Netball
  • Dealing With Pressure