Represents: BKC England
Fight Name/Alias: Kitkat
Disciplines: Points, Continuous, Full
Grade: 1st Degree Black Belt
Home Town: Middlesbrough, England
14 – 3 – 2
Titles and Qualifications:
BFKKO Northern Area Champion, ICO English Champion, WKA British Champion, JFCC 5 Nations Champion and 2 x WOMMA World Champion
Winning a light contionous World Title
We Want To Know:
What is it you love about the sport?
The sport itself is a massive part of my life, but my up most love for it has to be the grit and determination it takes to compete. There is then no better feeling than realising you have accomplished something after all your hard work.
What are your proudest moments within the sport?
My proudest moments in the sport come from both teaching and participating. As an athlete, there is nothing better than achieving something you’ve always dreamt off, for me that was winning my world title, and being able to stand on the podium, holding up a union jack with a world title around my neck. Teaching wise there is no prouder moment than seeing someone you’ve taught achieve something they had never thought imaginable.
What are you hoping to achieve as a BKC Ambassador?
As a BKC ambassador I would like to achieve a wide recognition of kickboxing, and for people to see it as a sport and not violence. I would also like to help get the sport more respect and for people to take it just as seriously as sports such as boxing and football.
Is there anyone you’d like to thank for your success so far?
None of my success would have been possible without my team and family. My dad is my rock and without him I wouldn’t be the girl and fighter I am today. If he hadn’t took over my club back in September 2009 then I would be probably sat at home with nothing. He made me a mature young fighter who sees kickboxing as the main part of her life.
What does the future hold for you?
I would like kickboxing to be a constant part of my life, and would hope the future will hold many opportunities for me within the sport and to take it to the next level.
What does the future hold for the sport, in your opinion?
My hope is that it will become recognised as an Olympic sport, as this would fulfil many young kickboxers’ dreams. I believe this leap in the sport would make it more popular and thus gain more respect for the participants.
Anything else you would like to add?
As I said, there is no better feeling than achieving something you have always dreamt of. Kickboxing is a sport which needs recognition and should hopefully get it with the work which has been put in by countless people within the BKC.