A YOUNG Olympic Thai boxing hopeful has got a sponsorship deal from a local company.

Transmec UK will help cover the travel expenses of Ellie Pardy, from Redditch, aged 14, when she fights in tournaments around Europe and the UK.

Last year, The RSA Academy Arrow Vale student was selected to be part of the Team GB squad to compete in the Muay Thai fight competition in Lithuania.

Phil Thomas, Transmec UK’s sale manager, said: “We’re delighted to be sponsoring Ellie.

“She enjoys what she does and has the potential to go far.”

Ellie won all of her fights in the UK Muay Thai Federation British Open Event in February 2018 and hopes to compete at the 2024 Olympics in Paris.

“I just love everything about the sport - the people, fitness and fighting,” said Ellie.

“I’m very grateful to Transmec for their support.”