A MULTIPLE world record holder from Ayr is heading to Canada this weekend for the Boccia World Cup.

It comes just days after Kayleigh Haggo broke another world record - for the 100 metres in framerunning.

And Dundonald's Jamie McCowan will join her in the Boccia UK team for the event

Kayleigh, 24, who has cerebral palsy, is a relative newcomer to boccia - a target sport played indoors with soft leather balls, designed for athletes with high support needs.

She will compete individually in the BC2 category, as well as being part of the BC1/2 Team.

Kayleigh – who holds six world records as a frame runner – said: “I’m really excited to be going to my first World Cup.

"The top 10 female BC2 players in the world will be there and, to be honest, I still can’t believe I’m going to be competing amongst the best in the world after just 14 months in the sport.

"I also can’t wait to be part of the team competition alongside Claire Taggart and David Smith.”

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Incredibly, Kayleigh is fresh from achieving a new T72 100m world record last weekend.

“I do juggle both sports pretty well,” she said.

“They both complement each other which is good. After breaking a new world record at the weekend, I now need to reset and shift my focus to Montreal.”

Kayleigh works as a project coordinator at Inspire South Ayrshire, a sport inclusion project for people with impairments, in Girvan.

She also makes regular visits to schools to give talks and support teachers in how to involve impaired children in physical education lessons.

She has already been named one of the 30 most inspiring women aged under 30 by YMCA Scotland as well as Young Citizen of the Year by Ayr Rotary Club.

Kayleigh's achievements last year led to her being chosen to switch on Ayr's Christmas lights display.

Jamie McCowan also makes it back on court with mum and ramp assistant, Linda. It will be the first tournament of the season for the BC3 duo from Dundonald.

He said: “It’s great to be going back to Montreal. It’s a venue where I made my international debut back in 2008 when I was just 13.

"It’s a place with good memories of previous medal success too.”

The Great Britain team – fresh from topping the medals table at the Zagreb Challenger and winning three medals at the World Championships – will battle it out from April 24-30 at Arena Maurice-Richard.

The tournament is set to welcome more than 100 athletes from 28 nations.