Get to know…Clare Avenell

First Memory of Rugby?

Going to Cardiff Arms park with my Grandfather to watch Wales v Ireland in the, what was then, 5 nations.

Debut for any club?

My therapist debut was for Chippenham RFC.

My debut for Bath RL?

West of England 9’s at Swindon – May 2017

Have you always wanted to become a rugby therapist?


What advice would you give to someone getting into Rugby League?

Understand the rules and do some fitness!

Favourite Bath Rugby League moment?

Can’t say there is one that sticks out but there have been some good Saturday afternoons out in the sun.

What’s been your favourite memory in your career so far?

Going with the England Aussie Rules Team to Barcelona and winning the Eurocup, twice.

Are you into any other sports?

I used to play Ultimate Frisbee. Pretty happy to watch most sports although struggle with football.

Favourite food?

Have got a bit of a sweet tooth.

Least Favourite Food?

Anything spicy

Favourite Hobbies?

My dog. If I’m not watching rugby, fixing rugby players or talking to brick walls I’m walking or attempting to train the dog.

Favourite places to travel?

Love exploring new places but New Zealand is definitely a place I would go back too.

If you were stuck on a desert island with one other bath player who would it be?

Whoever has the best survival skills.

If you were stuck on a desert island which item would you choose to have?

Phone with signal – always have a get out plan.

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