A TEENAGE kickboxer has set her sights on a world title once she is able to fully return to training.

Rosie Longley, 16, is a public services student at Barnsley College who has been competing in the sport since she was just nine years old.

She has previously won the International Combat Organisation (ICO) European title belt, five ICO Nations titles, the World Martial Arts Organisation British title, the World Ring Sports Association English title and the ICO northern area title, as well as representing England in the World Championships.

Rosie said: “Alongside my titles, my England selection in the World Championships is also one of my greatest achievements.

“I am proud to represent my country, as well as achieving many golds and silvers in several categories.

“The Barnsley Sports Academy has given me the opportunity to access the elite sports performance bursary which will help fund my training and fighting after Covid-19.

“The college has been very supportive during the pandemic, helping me to learn to my fullest on the course, I want to thank my tutors for that.”