An English netball star who was a member of the team’s impressive 2018 Commonwealth Games gold medal victory, Jade Clarke has enjoyed a tremendous career in the sport.
Playing the game since 2005, she began with Loughborough Lightning, the first of eight clubs she has played for in the UK, New Zealand and Australia. She currently turns out for Wasps Netball in Coventry and continues to represent England as a midcourt defender.
Since making her England debut in 2002, Jade has played 169 times for England, providing a consistent presence in the team’s backline. In her time with England, Jade won a bronze medal in the 2006 and 2010 Commonwealth Games before turning it gold in the 2018 Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast.
Between those three memorable achievements, she would also go onto captain the national team in 2014, as well as in the 2011 FastNet World Netball Series where England emerged with a gold medal. Other successes included winning bronze in the 2011 and 2015 World Netball Championships.
In addition to a career full of collective highs, Jade has also picked up a host of personal accolades. She was inducted into the England Netball Hall of Fame, won the 2013 Tactix Player of the Year and 2014 Mainland Tactix Members’ Player of the Year awards.
As a sports after dinner and motivational speaker, Jade has been called upon to present to teams in a corporate, sporting and educational setting on the themes that sum up her immense success. No matter whether the goal of an event is the promote teamwork, leadership, organisation, mental toughness, peak performance and more, Jade is ideally positioned to do so.
Perfect to inspire the next generation at schools, as well as to help improve the performance of sports teams and businesses, Jade Clarke’s netball prowess and high-profile in a game which is evolving to become more and more mainstream, make her an ideal solution for meet and greets, Q&As and masterclasses.
To book Jade Clarke as the sports speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency.
When she’s at corporate events, Jade is known to cover the following topics:
- Drive & Determination
- Leadership & Teamwork
- International Netball
- Dealing With Pressure