Originally a country girl from Gravesend, NSW, Claudia Bell grew up watching her brother play rugby union from the sidelines and jumped at the opportunity to pull on the boots herself.
Claudia played for Sydney University, a very successful women’s rugby team in Sydney, where she made further rugby connections with members of the Wallaroos, Waratahs and Brumbies. Claudia believes the people she met throughout her rugby journey helped shape the person she is today.
A quote that resonates with Claudia the most is from her favourite Wallaroo Fly-Half; Ash Hewson, who stated: “Don’t wait for it, create it”. This mantra she has embraced since she was 16 years old, at her first Sydney University rugby training. From the early stages of her career, Claudia's mission has been to constantly create greater opportunities for females in all aspects of rugby.
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