Molly Campbell

Molly Campbell

JLA Member (Junior Leadership Academy)

Starting a biography is quite difficult when I have all my best adventures left to come, the average human life is roughly 80 years so it’s rather difficult to think about everything I have left to do when I’m only a teenager.

My name is Molly Campbell, I’m fifteen and I have a rather posh English accent even though I was born and lived in Manchester for ten years, I sound like I’m straight from that one posh part of London the Queen lives in. I am an only child to my parents and was born in Wythenshawe hospital in south Manchester, I went to St Vincent's Primary school in Altrincham which had the most cringe-worthy school theme song (yes there was a theme song) that still haunts me to this day. I grew up with an intense love of sports and often took every competition and new sport with a fierce competitiveness that I still have to this day.

That’s where martial arts come in, since I was young, I always thought martial arts was so cool and was often glued to my dad’s side when Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan were on screen. I always wanted to be able to overcome the incredible odds they did on screen, so I took interest in Judo and fencing. I did both for roughly two years in after school lessons and enjoyed every second. Then I moved from England over to Northern Ireland and everything got busy. I forgot about martial arts and found new interests in sailing and scouts and for a while, I forgot about doing any kind of martial arts.

Until I decided to try it out again, I joined Robson's Family Karate roughly three years ago and I haven't looked back since. I've learned a lot and enjoyed my time as a JLA member, although there have been trials and tribulations along the way I'm so grateful for the opportunities I've been given, and I aim to continue being the best person I can be.