Clare Polkinghorne Brother Tom And Liam Are Her Biggest Fans

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Clare Polkinghorne, an Australian professional soccer player, enjoys a strong and valued bond with her brothers, Tom and Liam.

Their bond is firmly anchored in their similar upbringing, which is characterized by enduring memories and treasured experiences.

Additionally, the brothers are frequently seen attending their sister’s game and supporting her.

Clare Polkinghorne In Australia Soccer Jersey
Clare Polkinghorne In Australia Soccer Jersey (Source: Instagram)

Clare Elizabeth Polkinghorne was born on February 1, 1989, in Brisbane, Australia. She plays as a defender for the Swedish club Vittsjo GIK.

The Australian professional soccer star started her youth career with Wynnum Wolves in her hometown and later played for Capalaba Bulldogs in the same city.

Further, she linked with Brisbane Toro and Queensland Lions until she made her professional appearance with Brisbane Roar in 2008.

Additionally, the defender played for Portland Thorns (2015), Huston Dash (2018-2019) and Avaldsnes IL (2020).

After representing the Australian national team in 2006, Clare previously played in two World Cups (2007 and 2011). She also led Australia to AFF Women’s Championship trophy in 2008.

Moreover, the 4-time W-League Championship winner with Brisbane Roar got to hold the 2010 AFC Women’s Asian Cup with the Australian team.

Furthermore, Polkinghorne was also selected for the Australian squad, which got qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Clare Polkinghorne Brother Tom And Liam

The younger brother Tom is a consultant at Tax & Legal in Deloitte. Previously, he worked there as a senior manager until Jan 2023.

Born in November 1994, Tom completed a Bachelor of Laws and Business Accountancy from Queensland University of Technology in 2018.

After completing the graduate diploma in legal practice in 2021, he started working as a Manager for Grant Thornton Company.

Clare Polkinghorne With Her Brother Tom Polkinghorne
Clare Polkinghorne With Her Brother Tom Polkinghorne (Source: Instagram)

However, the soccer star’s elder brother Liam is a Data Engineer in Leidos, Australia, since July 2023.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Mathematics, Cryptography, Operations Research, and Statistics from QUT in 2015.

Later, the elder brother worked as a Data Analyst for the Australian Department of Health for 7 months (2020-2021).

Furthermore, Liam also worked as a data modeler for Clean Energy Regulator (Canberra) in 2021.

Tom And Liam Are Her Biggest Fans

The Polkinghorne trio was born in Brisbane, Australia, to their parents, Anthony Polkinghorne (father) and Brita Polkinghorne (mother).

Growing up alongside her brothers, Clare’s bond with Tom and Liam was founded on mutual respect and familial companionship.

The trio experienced childhood together, forging their individual paths yet continually returning to harmony.

Clare vividly expresses her love and affection for her brothers through her Instagram posts and never misses to wish them on birthdays.

Clare Polkinghorne With Her Parents And Brothers
Clare Polkinghorne With Her Parents And Brothers (Source: Instagram)

Moreover, the brothers are always seen attending her games and motivating her in her ups and downs as her biggest support.

“My Biggest support.” The Australian defender posted a picture of her family attending her game in 2018.

Clare’s father, Anthony, passed away in 2019, but Tom said his dad would be as “proud as punch” for Clare.

“He and Clare always spoke so much football together, and he was certainly her biggest supporter,” said Tom. 

Tom and Liam, along with their mother, recently attended Clare’s match against Ireland at the 2023 Fifa Women’s World Cup.

Anil Chapagain
Anil Chapagain

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