Player Profile – Clare Warwick
|Debut:||2005 Blacktown International|
|State Team:||ACT Diamonds|
|Date of Birth:||18 May 1987|
Clare began playing softball at nine years of age and first represented ACT at the U16 Girls’ National Championship.
Making her senior debut for ACT at the 2005 Gilley’s Shield (Open Women’s National Championship), Clare was selected shortly after for the senior Australian team, making her debut at the Blacktown International.
From 2006 to 2009, Clare studied and played softball at the University of Hawai’i (UH). She played primarily at third base, but was also a strong contributor with the bat, placing fourth in all-time UH history for career runs scored (160) and career hits (240).
Returning from college in 2010, Clare has since been a regular part of the Australian line-up, playing at many international tournaments, including five World Championships.
Playing predominantly at shortstop for the Australian team, Clare possesses exceptional defensive ability and makes plays few others in the world can.
Clare travelled to Italy for a number of years to play in the Italian Softball League for the Legnano club.
In recent years, Clare has been training with and playing against male athletes in the ACT, including Andrew Kirkpatrick and Adam Folkard. This has helped Clare take her game, particularly her batting, to another level. She was Australia’s leading batter at the 2018 World Championship with a 0.458 batting average and was again a strong contributor at the 2019 Asia/Oceania Olympic Qualifier with a 0.500 batting average.
|Article – August 2018: Warwick shines with bat and glove|
|2018:||XVI Women’s Softball World Championship, Chiba, Japan|
|2016:||XV Women’s Softball World Championship, Surrey, Canada|
|2014:||XIV Women’s Softball World Championship, Haarlem, Netherlands (bronze medal)|
|2012:||XIII Women’s Softball World Championship, Yukon, Canada (bronze medal)|
|2010:||XII Women’s Softball World Championship, Caracas, Venezuela|