Rising Andover kickboxing star, Katie Lovell, 12, is stepping out in a smart new sports kit thanks to sponsorship from Correct Contract Services (CCS), a leading mechanical and electrical specialist in the region.
The firm based in Hopkinson Way, Andover, where Katie’s mum Venus works as an accounts assistant and credit controller, has kitted out the young kickboxer and provided her with extra cash towards her club subscription with the locally based Fighting Falcons in Walworth Business Park.
Katie’s ambition is to become a Black Belt kickboxer and one day represent Great Britain at the World Association of Kickboxing Organizations Junior World Kickboxing Championships in Italy. So far this year Katie has won Silver at the CIMAC European Cup and Bronze at the CIMAC World Cup competitions in High Wycombe. She also won Gold at the Grand Slam competitions in Winchester and Southampton.
“Katie is a champion in the making and we’re delighted to be supporting her ambition to be a world-class kickboxer,” says CCS managing director, Danny Gladwyn, a keen boxer. “With her passion, ability and commitment to training and being the best she can be, Katie will go far in this great combat sport.”
This summer Katie will be training for nine days in Csongrad, Hungary with 10 times Kickboxing World Champion, Zsolt Moradi, at an international summer camp for talented young kickboxers from around the world. She’ll then be competing in September at the Adidas Point Fighting Battle – a ring sports competition – in Bristol where she’ll be up against teams from across Europe.
“I am very grateful to CCS for sponsoring me,” says Katie. “This sponsorship has opened up many new opportunities for me in kickboxing and it’s helped me progress at a much faster pace.”
Katie, who attends South Wilts Grammar School for Girls, is also a Tae Kwando Black Belt and Tae Kwando World Championships Bronze medallist.
Katie demonstrating her moves: