This athlete will make you rethink your workout excuses

A woman who knows how to say no to Netflix is a woman worth knowing.

Wheelchair basketballer, Clare Nott has a level of determination that’s hard to find. Starting basketball in 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

clare nott, wheelchair basketball, women, Women’s National Wheelchair Basketball League, paralympicsName: 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: 👍

Out and About

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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


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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

Culture & Tech

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App: The Simpsons Tapped Out

Website: Facebook

Binge watch: Orange is the New Black

Instagram stalk: Rebecca Judd

Album love: Adele

Logging On

Instagram: @clarenott10

Twitter: @clarenott10

Facebook: @clare1086