Ambassador Wagga Wagga
"My fiancé, daughter, mother & sisters are among the strongest, most beautiful women I know. I treat every woman I encounter with the same respect as I would respect them."
Joe Williams is a proud Wiradjuri Aboriginal man born in Cowra, raised in Wagga NSW. Joe played in the NRL for South Sydney Rabbitohs, Penrith Panthers and Canterbury Bulldogs before switching Joe to professional Boxing in 2009. Joe is a 2x WBF World Jnr Welterweight champion and recently won the WBC Asia Continental Title. Apart from being involved with professional sport for over 15 years, Joe now spends his time working to inspire youth and individuals through motivational speaking
workshops. Joe has spent time working with disengaged youth in high schools and primary schools, drug & alcohol rehabilitation centres, gaols and has mentored both youth and adults. Privately, Joe has had his own battles, struggles and setbacks, which culminated in his own suicide attempt in 2011. In 2016, The Enemy Within charity was created, which Joe uses to show a raw and honest side of himself, the boxer, former NRL Player, father & fiancé. Joe delves into the private pain, and dealings with depression that drove him to the very brink. He talks adversity, dealing with struggle, resilience, improving your attitude by 1%, positive energy & how small steps, lead to something greater.