Double champion bantamweight boxer Jamie McDonnell has announced his support and commitment to Sheffield Wednesday’s Community Programme.
The boxer, who is from Doncaster, has become the official Community Programme’s patron which will see him actively promote and drive forward to the positive work of the programme.
Jamie’s key responsibilities will involve him working in schools around the area and working to inspire children to achieve in sport and education.
As well as helping to promote the work of the Community Programme, Jamie will become the face of the Premier League 4 Sport boxing strand and work directly with young people who take part in the sport.
The Sheffield Wednesday Community Programme has an ongoing partnership with Jamie’s management team David Coldwell and Spencer Fearn of Coldwell Boxing, and regularly work together to provide more people with opportunities to get involved in sport.
David Coldwell said: “Boxing can play a massive part within communities and kids look up to professional sports people as role models, the way that Jamie conducts himself will inspire young people and he is looking forward to playing an important role with the Sheffield Wednesday community foundation”.
Spencer Taylor, CSR Manager for the Sheffield Wednesday Community Programme, said: “The Community Programme are delighted to have Jamie on board and we can’t wait to start working with him. He has achieved so much and he couldn’t be a better role model for the young people we work for.”
The Community Programme, which covers four key areas – social inclusion, education, participation and health is the club’s charitable arms and operates throughout South Yorkshire.