Dave Clarke - Harpenden

5-a-side Football

Fact File

Name: Dave Clarke
Events: 5-a-side football
Born: Hindley
Lives: Harpenden
Date of Birth: 11/09/1970


Dave is the captain of Britain's Football 5-a-side team and the most experienced member of the squad, having represented ParalympicsGB at the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games. Before taking to the Football pitch, Dave represented his country in the Paralympic-specific sport of Goalball when he competed at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympic Games.

In addition to the Paralympic Games, Dave also has played Football 5-a-side at five World Cups and six European Championships. He has been awarded the Golden Boot at three World Cups, most recently at the 2011 IBSA European Championships in Aksaray, Turkey, where he was the tournament's highest scorer with six goals.

Dave has also featured on Channel 4’s ‘Inside Incredible Athletes’.

Key Dates

Friday August 31st 15.30 vs Spain
Sunday Sept 2nd 15.30 vs Argentina
Tuesday Sept 4th 15.30 vs Iran
Thu Sept 6th Semi Finals
Sat Sept 8th Finals