The Sheffield Wednesday Community Programme (SWFCCP) are delighted to announce talented young boxer and Wednesdayite Dalton Smith as an ambassador for the charitable arm of the club.
The 24-year-old, tipped to have a glittering future in the ring, will front a campaign aimed at providing valuable opportunities for underprivileged youngsters in the city.
Working alongside the SWFCCP, Steel City Boxing Gym and Maverick Stars Trust charity, Dalton will help guide vulnerable young people onto the right side of the tracks.
The project, underpinned by South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Premier League Target Funding and Maverick Stars Trust, will focus on life skill workshops and mentoring, together with boxing and fitness sessions.
Dalton said: “I’ve always been one to give back to the community, it’s something that is really important to me. The Sheffield community has given a lot to me and it’s all about paying that back.
“That’s what I want to do all throughout my career. I’ve always supported Wednesday and the club have followed my journey and supported me too.
“It’s been amazing to see the relationship develop and the messages and well-wishes I’ve had from Wednesday fans that mean so much.
“It’s something I’ve really appreciated and it’s only right that I take this next step with Sheffield Wednesday and give something back.”
Dalton will also extend his Community Programme commitments into exciting projects with the club as he continues his pathway to world title contention.
The Sheffielder has won each of his seven professional fights to date and recently signed with industry heavyweights Matchroom Boxing, led by Eddie Hearn.
Dalton’s next bout is for the English Super Lightweight title on Saturday 15 May facing Lee Appleyard, when he will certainly be fighting from the blue corner donning Wednesday-themed shorts and gloves!
Welcome aboard Dalton and we look forward to a long, successful partnership in and out of the ring.