Sheffield Wednesday are pledging the club’s ongoing support to local boxer and Community Programme tutor Jerome Wilson after he incurred life-threatening head injuries during a recent bout in the city.
Jerome, a professional boxer who trained at Coldwell Boxing in Rotherham, incurred a severe head injury earlier this month and underwent life-saving brain surgery. Jerome has since been in a medically induced coma but has regained consciousness and is now making progress towards recovery.
The 29-year-old is a self-employed boxing coach and the sole provider for partner Michelle and their four young children. Local sporting institutions and community groups are rallying to aid the financial burden at this incredibly difficult time and Sheffield Wednesday are proud to pledge their support.
Jerome Wilson, in conjunction with the club’s Community Programme, delivered boxing sessions to young people across Sheffield as part of the Premier League 4 Sport project.
Matt Bray, the Premier League 4 Sport co-ordinator, said: “Jerome is a well-respected and popular character who has the ability to get young people to listen and learn - which is not always easy. He has helped implement discipline and confidence to all participants who take part.
“We were so sorry to learn of Jerome’s terrible news and from everyone at the club and the Community Programme, we wish him a speedy recovery and our thoughts are with this family.”
Both the club and the Community Programme are now helping to raise funds for Jerome and his family. Anyone wishing to donate can do so by following the guide below:
Donate to The Jerome Wilson Rehabilitation Fund account using the details below:
Account number: 63868354 and Sort Code: 20/76/92
Alternatively, cheques to be made payable to:
The Jerome Wilson Rehabilitation Fund, Olympic House, 131 Masbrough Street, Rotherham, S60 1HW.