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Claire Bloomfield

Sports Journalist, Editor & Producer

Location icon United Kingdom

Claire Bloomfield is a sports journalist with over 12 years of experience working across print, broadcast and digital media and is renowned for interviewing some of the biggest names in world sport. Claire's work has featured in the likes of The New York Times, The Telegraph, The Guardian, BBC World Service, Reuters, BT Sport and several magazines around the world. She was deployed to France as The Sun's correspondent for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup and has since led coverage of The FA Women's Super League at the Daily Mail. Claire continues to write on travel, leisure and lifestyle topics for publications such as Grazia, Women's Health and various inflight publications...

Portfolio
Daily Mail
11/03/2019
Parris talks trophy-hunting in her first major interview at Lyon

Nikita Parris says her aim is to win the Champions League after move to Lyon Parris insists that her move from Manchester City wasn't motivated by money She admits that she finds it difficult to understand team meetings in French The 25-year-old has called for the fans and media to show patience with England Nikita Parris emerges from the lift at the Kopster Hotel in Lyon and announces, 'Bonjour, ça va?'

Mail Online
01/03/2020
THE WOMEN'S FOOTBALL COLUMN: Sam Kerr will make her Chelsea debut

Sam Kerr is in line for her Chelsea debut against Reading at home on Sunday Kerr will rival Arsenal striker Vivianne Miedema as the league's top superstar Manchester United host struggling Bristol City after a three-week winter break Izzy Christiansen could debut on her return to Everton after moving from Lyon There will only be one name on people's lips when the FA Women's Super League returns on Sunday after a three-week winter break.

Daily Mail
01/26/2020
Inside women's football: Rats in digs and jam sandwiches for lunch

Jam sandwiches are a staple of Spurs women's daily diet despite being in WSL Players have to bring their own sandwiches as there is no fridge at their facility Few WSL teams outside of 'Big Three' are paying players more than £20k a year The Tottenham Hotspur Training Centre is a part of the charm offensive for prospective signings; a 77-acre space with accommodation so luxurious that Jose Mourinho slept there on his first night as manager.

Daily Mail
11/28/2019
Ballon d'Or winner Hegerberg on boycotting the World Cup

Lyon striker Ada Hegerberg was the first to be named world's best female player But her award 12 months ago was overshadowed when she was asked to 'twerk' Speaking to Sportsmail, Hegerberg says sexism will overshadow future awards 'We're in a better place but we should have learned these lessons,' she admitted When football royalty descends on the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris on Monday for a celebration of the most prestigious individual honour in the game, there will not be a sexist French...

The Sun
06/24/2019
Neville 'ashamed' of Cameroon's behaviour in 3-0 World Cup defeat to England

PHIL NEVILLE was "utterly ashamed" of Cameroon as England marched into the World Cup quarter-finals. They twice threatened to quit over VAR decisions while Nev's Lionesses were elbowed, spat at and stamped on. Steph Houghton, Ellen White and Alex Greenwood all scored to book the Lionesses a World Cup quarter-final date with Norway on Thursday.

Daily Mail
05/12/2011
I was just proud to call the Wizard of Dribble Pops

The young girl gripped her dad's hand tightly as they strolled along Blackpool's promenade, enjoying a sunny Sunday morning. He was wearing a hat and sunglasses and walked with his head held low, but it didn't stop almost everyone they passed from staring and nudging one another.

Grazia
05/21/2019
'This World Cup Will Be A Game Changer'

BY Claire Bloomfield | Posted on 21 05 2019 'I want to get to a point where people are not referring to me as "that female pundit",' says Alex Scott. The former Arsenal defender turned broadcaster is talking to me at a BBC Sport photo shoot in London, where a steady stream of well-known sports presenters and commentators have been walking through the doors.

Scandinavian Traveler
08/01/2018
Escape to victory

As a girl, Nadia Nadim could only play soccer inside the walls of her garden. But when her father was brutally executed by the Taliban, she escaped Afghanistan and began a journey that would take her to the top of women’s soccer.