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One of our committee members, Claire Barry, is now on the board of directors for Endurance GB as their Sponsorship Director! Here's a little bit about Claire;
Television Line Producer and endurance competitor, Claire Barry, has filmed at major endurance championships around the world, has stepped into the role of Sponsorship Director following the resignation of Shaun Walsh at the annual meeting for personal reasons.
Claire’s TV career has spanned news and current affairs to sports journalism. After a decade with Anglia TV she went freelance working with many companies such as Sky Sports, BBC, Channel 4, IMG, Novel Entertainment and many others.
She says: “I spent four years on the European Golf Tour for SKY Sports running the live gallery. We were live for six hours a day, four days a week, 33 weeks a year and I’ve still never hit a golf ball in my life!
Eventually, I decided I never wanted to see Heathrow airport on a Wednesday morning at 5am again I left the Golf Tour and moved over to Unreported World for Channel 4, and started sending everyone else off around the world for 5 years. In between these programmes I made various Dispatches and also my own programmes. I then worked with IMG helping them to win the FEI account which I set up and ran for two years we covered all TV events run by the FEI around the world.
“Horses are the big love of my life (along with my son of course) and I take part in endurance whenever I can. I have made programmes for SKY Sports and the internet channel Country Channel TV on Endurance, Eventing, Polocrosse, Jumping and covered racing.
“My goal as Sponsorship Director, as well as obviously helping the sport attract much-needed financial support, will be to look at how we market ourselves more effectively to sponsors and look after them when they are on board. That means looking at innovative ways to tell the story of our sport, explaining all the routes in to involvement to new sponsors and offering them a greater understanding of endurance as a serious sport and some exciting ways to talk to this very committed and important market.