Charlotte Gilley MBE
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. Working with the maverick Stars trust Jamie has achieved his lifelong dream of opening “One Moore Round Gym” in Walkden. Click HERE to read more about Walkden ABC.

Tony Gilley

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 Veterans. He set up Maverick Veterans a division of the charity with the sole purpose of getting Veterans to engage in "Operation Warrior" an 8 week free Boxing project to help with their Mental Health and Wellbeing. The project will engage with and support as many Veterans as possible throughout the UK and introduce them to Boxing. 

Jonathan Hammond

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.

Hannah Clews
Project Manager
Having known Charlotte personally for 25 years, Hannah was keen to be involved with Maverick Stars, With a background in business management and advertising, Hannah joined our team to manage our largest project, Sting Like A Bee, which is rolled out across the whole of the North West. Hannah also designed and looks after our website, as well as other aspects of the charities digital presence.
James Sweetnam
Social Media Manager

After achieving a First Class Honours Degree in Broadcast Journalism, James dived into the media industry, working as a reporter for Bauer Media, with Radio City and Hits Radio. In addition, he writes for outlets such as the Daily Star and Sporf.

In 2021, he was nominated for IMMAF's 'Young MMA Journalist of the Year' award, placing in the top eight in the world. He's since continued covering the sport and recently travelled to Paris, France, to conduct interviews at Hexagone MMA 6. 

With a passion for boxing and helping the community, James jumped at the chance to join the Maverick Stars team, taking on the role of our 'social media manager'.