dba Ambassadors

AGE: SPORT: CROSSFIT

REPRESENTATION:

Crossfit Southampton

SPONSORS/ENDORSMENTS:

SGF Speed Ropes
Bear Strength Clothing
Rocktape UK
Icon Nutrition

Storm says

'Like all DBA athletes Kelly’s sporting achievements speak for themselves. She is one of the UK’s most successful Crossfit athletes; qualifying for the Regionals as an individual both in 2013 and 2014. However, what separates Kelly from her competition is that she is a mum of two very sporty daughters. When she is not working or training (often with her equally active husband!) she can be found on poolside watching her talented daughters at diving practice. We may have some mini Friels joining our team of ambassadors in the future at this rate!

She is one of the most personable and humble individuals that you will come across. Kelly never fails to have a smile on her face, always has time for everyone around her and will be the first to support her rivals in competition.

Kelly is hugely respected by all those in her sport and we are honoured to have her join Team DBA. It’s also extremely fitting that she’s joining us because when the company launched back in early 2014, Kelly was one of the first individuals to express her love and support for our brand and has always continued to do so. We are delighted we can now repay her loyalty.'

MAIN ACHIEVEMENTS:

Battle for Cancer 2017- Team Icon- 1st
European Inferno 2017 - 1st
European Masters weightlifting Championships 2017 1st
Snatch - New European Record = 72kg
Clean & Jerk - New British, European & World Record = 104kg
Totals - New British and European Record

Athlete Games 2016- 13th
Rainhill Spring Trials 2016- 1st
Eurpopean Inferno Pairs 2016- 2nd
South West Weightlifting (75 Cat)- 1st
Masters at War (with husband)- 1st
Cyprus Throwdown (age 35-39)- 1st

The Athlete Games 2015 - 3rd

European Inferno 2014 - 1st
Crossfit Games European Regional Qualifier 2014

Battle of London Finalist 2013
Crossfit Games European Regional Qualifier 2013
Qualified for the finals of London Throwdown January 2013

FUTURE GOALS:

Finish within the top 200 in the world in the Crossfit Games Opens 2017 (age category 35-39)
Masters European Weightlifting 2017
Qualify for the Crossfit Games Masters Division 2018

AMBASSADORS INTERVIEW:

WHO'S HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR CROSSFIT CAREER?

My coach and Co Box owner - Ben Allen. He had been talking about Crossfit for about 2 years before he finally twisted my arm to give it a go. I haven't looked back since.

WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT JOB?

Mortgage advisor for Santander and Co box owner of Crossfit Southampton.

WHO IS YOUR FAVOURITE ATHLETE?

Julie Foucher and of course Sam Briggs.

WHAT'S YOUR PRE-COMPETITION RITUAL?

Try to keep the nerves under control and ask my husband as many questions as I can about the WOD (which drives him mental) and always ensure my bag is packed a few days before.

WHAT SONG DESCRIBES YOU BEST?

Pharrell Williams - Happy.

WHAT ARE 5 THINGS YOUR CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT?

My husband and our 2 lovely daughters, almonds, eggs and lip balm.

WHAT'S SOMETHING PEOPLE DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU?

When I was 10 years old I was picked to star in a Royal Yachting Association (RYA) windsurfing video.

WHAT'S YOUR BEST QUALITY?

 I never give up and always give everything 100%.  My husband Simon says 'She has no ego!'