She represents Great Britain, with her debut coming in 2010 in Vienna, where she took seventh place in the European Judo Championships, aged only 19. In 2011 Edwards won gold in the European Cup in Málaga in the under 48kg class and in 2012 again won gold in the same category in the British Open European Cup in Crawley. In June 2012 Edwards was chosen to represent Great Britain in the 2012 London Olympics in the under 48 kg event.
Kelly represented England at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, in Glasgow, in the under 52kg class, where she won the Silver Medal, losing in the final to Louise Renicks  on an indirect hansoku-make (for a fourth and final shido penalty) with 3 seconds remaining on the clock.
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