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joe williams


Joe Williams is a First Nation Wiradjuri Aboriginal man born in Cowra, raised in Wagga Wagga, NSW Australia. Joe played Rugby League in the National Rugby League competition (NRL) with the South Sydney Rabbitohs, Penrith Panthers and Canterbury Bulldogs before switching to professional boxing in 2009. Whilst boxing Joe won the 2x WBF World Jnr Welterweight and WBC Asia Continental Champion. Joe was awarded the Wagga Wagga Citizen of the Year in 2015 for his committed work within the community, Mental Health & Suicide Prevention sectors. Joe has been involved in the filming of the global documentary "Suicide The Ripple Effect" and autobiography "Defying The Enemy Within" will be on shelves early 2018 and was also a contributing author to the book Transformation; turning tragedy into triumph.