Jack Rutter was due to play in an FA Youth Cup semi-final for Birmingham City against Liverpool, and sign a professional contract, when he was the victim of an unprovoked assault on a night out.
He suffered a double fracture to the skull, serious brain damage and was left completely deaf in his right ear.
Despite his best efforts, Jack was unable to return to the professional game, but, some years later, was introduced to cerebral palsy football, from where he represented England, and went on to captain the Great Britain Paralympic team.
Alongside these experiences he also develop a passion for motivational speaking and mentoring, work he now carries out for schools and community organisations alongside coaching the England CP Under-21 team.
Having linked up with Wolves Foundation to deliver some sessions via Zoom for disability football and Head 4 Health participants, Jack agreed to become an ambassador in July, 2020.
Rutter: “It is my honour to have been asked to become involved as an ambassador for the Foundation moving forward, and I’m really excited and looking forward to getting started.”