A teenager from Leamington has proved the use of long term legal aid by making it to the Commonwealth Games.
Kelly Sibley, aged 17, from Lillington, has harboured dreams of becoming an international table tennis player since she launched her career at the age of ten.
Leamington law firm Wright Hassall, of Clarendon Place, recognised her talent when she was 11 and has been sponsoring her since.
Her call-up means that in March the world No 43 will appear in front of 120,000 in Melbourne when she parades with her England teammates.
Kelly has generated a keen following since she was spotted by a national coach from the English Table Tennis Association at the age of eight and is being tipped as a medal hope for the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
She is very grateful for the help Wright Hassall has given her as it has helped to maintain her confidence as a player.
"Because so many people have supported me I have never had a reason to doubt my ability.
"I have been sponsored for over six years and throughout that time they have helped to pay my expenses.
"I would have really struggled without their help and encouragement."
Peter Beddoes, managing partner at Wright Hassall, said due to Kelly's success the company was inspired to sponsor other youngsters.
He said: "We have been tracking Kelly's career over the years and are very proud of her achievements.
"She is considered among the leading young competitors in the world and is earmarked for Olympic glory in 2012."
The firm's other young proteges are Naomi Folkard, aged 22, from Leamington, who was chosen to represent GB as part of the women's archery team in Athens 2004 and Ashley Cramond, a rising star in the world of golf at the tender age of ten.