World Champion kickboxer Hailey Hutton
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Birmingham World Champion kickboxer seeks recognition

A World Champion kickboxer from Birmingham is calling for her discipline to be officially recognised as a sport.

Hailey Hutton, who started training when she was seven years old, wants Sport England to make the sport eligible for funding and wider publicity.

She juggles her training and competitions with her graphic design studies at Solihull College and said the sport has helped her gain more confidence.

Neil Kelly, who has been her coach for the past 15 years, said she's a role model for girls in the sport.

  • 07 Feb 2014