Caroline is proud of Gosport, Lee-on-the-Solent, Stubbington and Hill Head’s fantastic sports heritage with BMX champion Ayesha McLelland, Invictus Games competitor John Shepard, world-class yachtsman Alex Thomson, yachtswoman Dee Caffari and Olympian Roger Black all hailing from the constituency!
As a fellow of Sport England, she promoted sport nationally and lobbied to protect schools sports funding. Caroline worked closely with the local community, staff and parents to secure funding for Bridgemary School’s cutting edge 3G football pitch, and Bay House School's sports hall.
Caroline backs the ‘Daily Mile’ which takes place at a number of schools in our area, encouraging children to get out of the classroom for fifteen minutes every day to run or jog, at their own pace, with their classmates, making them fitter, healthier, and more able to concentrate in the classroom.
She is also a keen supporter of the innovative 'This Girl Can' campaign, which aims to encourage more women and girls to get involved with sport.
Caroline has been along to support local sports teams such as Fareham & Gosport Football and Rugby clubs, the Solent Devils ice hockey team, has been leapt over by the Tigers Motorcycle Display Team, and has seen the Goshawks and SUKI gymnasts in action.
Caroline campaigned hard to change the original route to ensure that the Olympic torch came through Gosport in 2012 and was proud to hold the Olympic Flame as it travelled across Portsmouth Harbour on the Gosport Ferry!
Keen to promote sport in Parliament, Caroline has been a Parliamentary Netball Ambassador, set up a House of Commons netball team and was a member of the House of Commons ladies tug of war team for Macmillan Cancer Charity.