A MOTHER-of-four from Rowley Regis is celebrating after being crowned the second strongest woman in England- and she now has the chance to become the strongest woman in the world.

Naomi Hadley is set to battle it out in the World Strongman Games in Florida in November, where she will compete with the world's strongest weight lifters.

The 38-year-old has only been weight lifting for the past two years and fell in love with training so started taking part in competitions which has led to success after success.

Last year, Naomi came fourth in the England's strongest woman competition and she has already been crowned the strongest woman in the Midlands.

Now, she has the chance to take the world crown after bagging a place in the Florida competition.

Naomi, who works in KFC, said: "I could just go to the gym for fitness I do it for my mental health as it helps me focus."

She previously played roller derby and rugby before getting into weight lifting, which she has credited with helping her get through tough times.

Her strengths include dead lifting and she is even able to lift a car.

She juggles intensive training with being a mum to her four children: Ruby, aged 7; 10-year-old Luke; Kyle, aged 16 and 19-year-old Joshua.

Her daughter Ruby has been inspired to follow in mum's footsteps.

Naomi said: "Ruby said to me, 'I’m going to be strong like you'. She has her own barbells, which she was more excited about getting than Barbie."

Inspiring others to get into weight-lifting, especially women, has been a driver for Naomi. She said her coach Rhianna Lovelace is a "huge inspiration" and she is looking forward to competing with her peers in Florida.

She added: "I'm going to be a small fish in a big pond but it will be amazing to be surrounded by women I am in awe of."

Now, Naomi needs to raise funds to help her get to Florida in November so she can out her skills to the test.

She has a set a Crowdfunding page and will taking on sponsored events over the summer to raise funds for her flights to the States.

Naomi added: "My friends have been great, my sons have come to watch me. Everyone has been really supportive."