March kickboxing star Freya sets her sights on world championship treble

Freya Molloy sparring with George Campbell Centre manager, Andy Cornwell.

Freya Molloy sparring with George Campbell Centre manager, Andy Cornwell. - Credit: Archant

A teenage kickboxer from March flies out to Portugal this month in search of an amazing world championship treble.

Freya Molloy, 16, won three gold medals at the world kickboxing championships in 2014 and repeated the impressive feat last year.

Now she’s looking to make it three in a row in the six-day championships that start on Thursday October 27.

Her bid for a third successive triumph is being backed by Fenland District Council, which has given her a discounted membership at the George Campbell Centre to help her keep in tip-top shape.

A former student at Neale-Wade Academy, Freya is a member of the British Chinese Kickboxing Association (BCKA) club in Peterborough and part of Team England, based in Corby.

She left Neale-Wade in the summer and is now a student at the College of West Anglia’s Nursing and Paramedic Academy in King’s Lynn.

Previously she has been training six times a week at various venues, including weekends in Corby. But her studies have posed a few problems with that, so she is using the George Campbell to maintain her full-on fitness regime.

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“I need to keep up my fitness and build my strength and stamina to keep me in good shape for Portugal, so it’s great to be able to use the facilities at the George Campbell,” she said.

“I’ll carry on using them after the championships to help me continue to develop my strength and technique.

“I’m really grateful for the support I’m getting. Competing at the Olympics would be my ultimate goal but that would depend on lots of different things.”