About Us


The Naenae Youth Charitable Trust was set up to govern the Naenae Boxing Academy, which opened its doors in 2006, the fulfilment of the lifelong dream of Billy Graham. Billy, a former New Zealand and Australasian light welterweight boxing champion was inspired by his own experiences growing up in Naenae as a troubled youth.  Having been significantly impacted from a young age by the mentorship of Dick Dunn, New Zealand’s legendary boxing coach, Billy founded the Academy with the strong desire to give back to his local community and make a difference in the lives of its youth.

Our Vision - is for young people to reach adulthood with the motivation, values, skills and knowledge to reach both their potential and ability to make contributions to their families, peers and wider community.

Our Mission - we will provide a fitness-based service to young people and their families, which challenges and expands a young person's horizons, perceptions, values, abilities and actions through:

  • Fitness training
  • Education
  • Social Interaction
  • Role Modelling
Billy Graham


Boxing champion, motivational speaker & grandfather.

Grant Quinn


Previous Director of Special Olympics & grandfather.

Graham Clifford


Boxing champion, national referee, builder, taxi driver & grandfather.

Brennan Chambers


Roofer & father.

Click on their photo above to learn more about our coaches.

The aim of The Naenae Boxing Academy is to turn young boys into healthy young men.

  1. to work on their attitude
  2. to control their mouth
  3. to motivate them to be the best they can be at school
  4. to respect their family and people around them
  5. to understand their body and how to make it strong and healthy
  6. to understand nutrition and the value of good food

We partner with Outward Bound, Rotary, Vodafone NZ Foundation, NZ Police, the Royal NZ Police College and the Hutt City Council to broaden the horizons of our members and teach them important skills to add to those they learn within the boxing gym.


Naenae Youth Charitable Trust Logo

The Naenae Youth Charitable Trust are responsible for the governance and funding of Naenae Boxing Academy activities . The Trust is a registered charity therefore you can receive a tax deductible receipt for all donations.

In 2010 the Trust were announced winners of the Wellington Airport Regional Community 2010 Supreme Award for Lower Hutt and later at the Trustpower National Awards; for outstanding voluntary service to the Wellington Community (including Porirua and Kapiti).


We are greatly blessed by having the oversight of our three NYCT Trustees, Brian Ross, Keith Quinn and Tony White.

Each of them bring their unique, valued opinion and ideas to the table, all having a huge heart for youth.

We couldn’t do what we do without them and thank them for all they contribute.

Click on their photo to learn more about each of them.

Brian Ross


Chairman of NYCT Trustees and Managing Director of Brian Ross Contractors Ltd

Keith Quinn


Well known NZ television and broadcasting identity and Author

Tony White


Pastor and owner/operator of Naenae Mower Shop

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