Sports awards: Multi-talented Chloe getting a kick out of her sporting life (video)
CHLOE Roberts is a sporting sensation on water and dry land.
The nine-year old from Newchapel is a kick-boxer who has won 10 titles over the last year, despite fighting above her weight in many of them.
And she's also a promising swimmer who has won six titles, despite only starting to compete last year.
Chloe, who attends St John the Evangelist Primary School in Kidsgrove, has been sport-mad ever since she had swimming lessons at Dimensions Leisure Centre in Tunstall just before her third birthday.
A few months later she tried her hand at a taster session put on by the Mad Dogs martial arts club ... and hasn't looked back since.
Chloe impressed so much that she became a member of the Mad Dogs international squad in 2011, since when she has competed in Ireland, Belgium and Austria.
Her next major challenge comes next month when she travels to Windsor for trials to win a place in the Great Britain junior squad.
She's hoping to add to a haul of titles which already includes two gold medals at the British Championships and two at the WAKO (World Association of Kick-boxing Associations) World Cup.
Meanwhile, she will be back in the pool on March 16 and 17 when she takes part in a gala at Stafford.
Chloe swims for Biddulph and has already had success in several different disciplines.
Her successes include gold at a Wolverhampton gala in the 100m freestyle, and gold in the 50m back and butterfly at the North Midlands Championships in Macclesfield.
She has been nominated in the Junior Individual category of The Sentinel/City of Stoke-on-Trent Sports Personality of the Year Awards by her mum, Alison Roberts.
She said: "Between both sports, Chloe trains 12 hours a week and has so much commitment. She loves it and is very competitive.
"She has a very positive attitude and gives 100 per cent to everything she does.
"Not only that, she is fighting well above her weight and still managing to win."
Alison believes sport is also having a positive effect on Chloe.
She explained: "She is proud of herself and confident, and keeps thanking her family for our support.
"Her school have been very supportive by allowing her to take some time out to compete.
"She is doing very well at school and I think her sporting achievements play a part in that."
Chloe has also impressed Dave Maddock, her coach at the Mad Dogs martial arts club in Hanley.
He said: "Chloe works really hard and her attitude is brilliant. She loves it, never misses training and, even though she swims as well, she never uses that as an excuse or gives less than her best for us.
"She has the attitude to make it."