Supporting Local Champions: Hayleigh KielyJul 26, 2023
My name is Hayleigh Kiely and I am 23 years old. I am a primary school teacher and also a black belt martial artist and coach in Hub Martial Arts. Under the guidance of my coach Paul O’Brien, I hold multiple Kickboxing and K1 titles including Irish, 5 nations, European and have also won gold Medals at a World Championships in Italy.
I am very passionate about helping the next generation through both education and sport. While balancing both alongside my own training can be quite demanding, I motivate myself through a quote that can be seen on my ring walk jacket- ‘Work Hard, Dream Big’. Martial arts has been my life for around 16 years now and I am aiming to fight for a World title in the next couple of months and collect some more amateur titles before turning professional. I believe been given the fight name “Smiley Kiely” at a young age, shows my enjoyment of this exciting journey.
Luckily, I have the support of Body Tree Community Clinic to keep my body fresh and injury free. Their sponsorship has definitely allowed me as an athlete to boost my performance as I now have regular access to excellent recovery weekly which I am very grateful for. There is a treatment for everyone from sports massage, cupping therapy, acupuncture, head massages, reflexology and more. All at an incredibly affordable cost. This non-for-profit initiative has wonderful staff who hold the clients needs at the heart of their work. Check it out!
I am always open to more people/ businesses jumping on board as part of my team as a young athlete and would be extremely grateful for any support in the areas of nutrition, strength and conditioning, travel and equipment costs and more.
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