July 10, 2023

Dom Hunt becomes a Foundation Ambassador

Wakefield Trinity Community Foundation is delighted to announce professional boxer, Dom Hunt, known in the ring as ‘The Hurricane’ as our first-ever Profile Ambassador.

Hunt, hailing from Wakefield, has partaken in and won 12 fights over the course of his career, remaining undefeated to this day.

Starting his boxing career in 2018, Hunt made his official debut as a boxer on the 24th November that year. Since then, he has shone on centre stage, being ranked 94th globally and in the top 10 of the British Welterweight Division.

As he continues to improve his ever-growing presence in the ring, Hunt and the Foundation have teamed up to use the experience in both Rugby League and Health in the world of Charity.

Having previously played at an amateur Rugby League level, Hunt recognises the impact the sport has made on his life, opting to switch to the ring once his time in Rugby League came to an end.

Having been through this experience, Dom is keen to pass on the message of how Rugby League taught him the basic skills needed to find his feet on a different path, looking to speak to our Rugby League pathway participants and pupils in nearby schools about his journey over the years.

Meanwhile, as well as his work within our Rugby League department, Dom will also be working within our Health & Wellbeing projects, looking to pass on key mental and physical tips that will take our participants to the next stage.

Over the coming months, the Foundation will look to get Hunt involved in a range of activities, something which will benefit the charity moving forward, “I am really pleased to have Dom here as an Ambassador for the Foundation.

“Having multiple experiences in Rugby League and Health, he will be an asset to our programmes as well as offering us something different, which I hope our participants will get on board with.

“We will be looking to get him involved in our programmes in the near future.”

Whilst Hunt spoke of his delight in becoming a Foundation Ambassador as he is keen to pass on his wealth of experience to the participants of our programmes.

“I am both honoured and excited to work with Wakefield Trinity Community Foundation as their first-ever Profile Ambassador. Rugby League has been a lifelong passion and has played a major part in my life – both as a player and a supporter and ultimately led me to my current career as a Professional Boxer.

“Both Rugby League and Boxing share many synergies in terms of physical and mental wellbeing and challenges and I hope sharing some of my personal experiences will benefit the participants in their journey. I can’t wait to get started!”

Hunt will now look to extend his unbeaten streak this Saturday as he faces Cameron Kaihau at Rotherham’s Magna Centre.

The Foundation wishes Dom all the best for his bout and is looking forward to welcoming him to the Be Well Support Stadium for one of our games in the next couple of weeks.