Phillips becomes Foundation ambassador

Wolves Foundation are delighted to announce that highly-regarded Sky Sports broadcaster Johnny Phillips has agreed to become an ambassador for the charity.

Phillips, a lifelong Wolves fan who attended his first game back in the 1980s, admits it is “an honour” to be joining the group of Foundation ambassadors, already consisting of former promotion-winning captain Karl Henry and top music producer and singer-songwriter S-X.

A regular reporter on Sky Sports’ Soccer Saturday programme, he has also produced and directed three documentaries about Wolves for Sky Sports. The most recent of these, Wolves in China, chronicled the club’s successful pre-season tour of China in 2019.

“Since first attending a Wolves match as a very small child back in the 1980s, this great club has been an intrinsic part of my life,” said Phillips.

“So, it is an honour to accept the opportunity to become an ambassador of the Wolves Foundation. I understand what this club means to its community and how important it is to the city’s success.

“The work being done by the Wolves Foundation is a key part of the club’s responsibilities. As supporters we are rightly proud of what is being achieved on the pitch, but so much is also being done off it. 

“The Wolves Foundation works tirelessly to make a positive impact amongst thousands of people in our community every single day. It has been a privilege to broadcast and write about Wolves in a professional capacity in recent years.  

“Some of the most humbling experiences have been covering community events with the Wolves Foundation. To have the chance to play a part in its growth now and in the future is something I am looking forward to immensely.”

As well as his broadcasting exploits with Sky Sports, Phillips is also a keen writer, penning a weekly football column for the Express and Star and has also written two books about football, Saturday Afternoon Fever and Bitten by Wolves.

He is also a regular event host at Molineux and has been the man on the mic at many key functions in recent times.

“We are delighted that Johnny has agreed to become an ambassador for the Wolves Foundation,” said Will Clowes, head of the Wolves Foundation.

“He is someone who is well known to the club for his work in the media over many years, and his extensive skills and experience will be of real benefit in supporting our activities.

“We are in the process of extending our group of ambassadors, building up a team of people who will be able to support the Foundation at different times, and are planning to announce some further additions over the coming weeks.”