Karate star Bailey still looking for backing

MANSFIELD international karate star Bailey Lowe is still struggling to land a sponsor to help her realise her full potential in the sport.

She returned from Greece a European champion for her age and weight category last month when she came fourth in kata and won the kumite at the 16th WIKF European Championships.

Bailey, who is 18 this week, was part of an England squad that came second in the medals table.

However, despite appeals in the local media,she has still had no response at all.

She did receive donations from within Mansfield Karate Club to get to Greece with one member domnating £200 and her instructor, Sensi David Allsopp also donating £100.

She is now training for the world championships that are being held on home soil in Crawley in September 2013.

Anyone who would like to help with sponsorship can contact her via 07877 202856 or