CLIMBING HIGH: Lisa Parkes and son Diallo hope to compete in the Ninja World Championships.
CLIMBING HIGH: Lisa Parkes and son Diallo hope to compete in the Ninja World Championships. Christian Morrow

Ninja and son on a mission

LOCAL ninja warrior Lisa Parkes and her son, Diallo, have been offered a place to compete in the Ninja World Championship finals in New Mexcio, US, next month.

Ms Parkes was well known as a competitor on Australian Ninja Warrior in 2017 and will be competing again in the 2018 series.

"As part of the Ultimate Ninja Athlete Association, I'm very excited and honoured to have been offered a place, alongside my seven-year-old son, Diallo," she said.

"I will compete for this prestigious title alongside 100 other qualifiers, with my end goal being able to take home the number-one spot and use my voice to advocate for the health and fitness industry I am so passionate about.

"Diallo will compete alongside 60 other young ninjas between the ages of seven and 16 years old."

Ms Parkes is a single mother of three sons and owns and operates local fitness centres See Change and Ninja Play and organises the annual Byron Bay Lighthouse Charity Run.

"I am hoping to be able to find a local sponsor to support the amazing opportunity for Diallo and I to compete for Australia and Byron Bay on a global stage," she said.

"By supporting our campaign to compete, our sponsor will get serious media coverage both here and overseas on television through the World Championships and the Australian Ninja Warrior series and across social media platforms.

"A sponsorship contribution would mean a great deal to me and Diallo.

"I have been working towards this event for several years and I'm so excited to share my journey and hope to inspire others in achieving health and wellness in all aspects of their lives."

To support Lisa and Diallo phone 0429878902 or email littlemissfit07@gmail.com.