Charlotte Gilley
Founder - Trustee

The trust was founded by Charlotte Gilley. Charlotte was inspired to support boxers and boxing clubs after taking up a friend's suggestion to train at a local boxing club in a bid to overcome anxiety and depression.

Charlotte loved it from the first day she entered Timperley Amateur Boxing Club and went on to box competitively for the club. Whilst training, Charlotte noticed that Boxing clubs do a fantastic job in sometimes challenging environments, and many operate without support or knowledge of how to access funding streams and other vital resources.

Charlotte is passionate about boxing and knows first hand what clubs can achieve in their community with just a little inspiration and support .

Dom McGuinness
Head of Media and Public Relations

An experienced sports writer and broadcaster, Dom has worked for the BBC, SKY, ITN and as an independent tv producer making sport documentaries. He is the northwest correspondent for talkSPORT - covering football and boxing - and is a boxing commentator for DAZN and FreeSports.

Dom also works in community sport, using his media expertise to develop and promote a series of initiatives aimed at providing young people with opportunities through sport. Working with Maverick Stars has provided Dom with an excellent platform to try and transform lives through groundbreaking programmes.

The author of two boxing books - 'Ricky Hatton - The Real Hitman' and 'Million Dollar Crolla' - Dom is also a licenced MC with the British Boxing Board of Control, and a qualified boxing coach.

Jamie Moore
Trustee and Ambassador

After achieving great success is his own boxing career, Jamie wanted to get involved with The Maverick Stars trust from the get go. Jamie’s desire to give back to the boxing community has been an ambition from childhood, a sport he is hugely grateful to for all the help and support it gave to him. Jamie is a great believer in grass roots boxing and is incredibly passionate about the work the Maverick Stars are doing. Jamie, a family man and now coach is delighted to be a Trustee and Ambassador of the Maverick Stars. Along with the maverick Stars trust Jamie is now working on a lifelong dream of his to open up his own “One Moore Round Gym” in Walkden.

Tony Gilley
Trustee

Tony, Charlotte’s husband, has been the invaluable support behind the charities inception, helping Charlotte bring her idea to life and set up The Maverick Stars Trust.  His former career in the Military has meant that Tony’s passion lies with wanting to give back and help Military Veterans with injuries, illnesses and wounds sustained while serving in the British Armed Forces, His hope is, that his work with the Maverick Stars Trust can develop projects to help these ex-servicemen and women.

Jonathan Hammond
Trustee

Charlotte’s brother, Jonathan has keenly watched Charlotte evolve the Maverick stars trust over the last few years with great pride. Jonathan already a local philanthropist wanted to support The Maverick Stars Trust after hearing many stories of how even a little support can make a huge difference to make positive change. Jonathan has pledged on-going financial support to the Maverick Stars and continues to watch the good work spread through many communities.

Luke Madeira
Media and Public Relations

 

Luke is an NCTJ Gold Standard qualified journalist, having freelanced for a range of national and regional news outlets. He has also commentated on boxing for Boxnation, VIP Boxing and even a PPV event in Bermuda.