Former Wolves captain Karl Henry has been named as the first ever ambassador for Wolves Foundation.
The 36-year-old has taken up the role to support the organisation, which is the official charity arm of the club.
Having been born and bred in Wolverhampton, it is a concern that is close to the midfielder’s heart, and since leaving the club he has continued to help the local community with visits to the Good Shepherd Centre in the city in his own time.
Henry was always very supportive of the club’s charitable work as a player, regularly giving his time at events in and around the region.
“I’m delighted to become the Foundation’s first ambassador,” said Henry, who has now joined the Wolves Former Players Association and attended his first function with the annual dinner last week, along with former team-mate Kevin Foley.
“The work being delivered throughout the local region is quite incredible, with so many people now benefiting from the range of supportive services on offer.
“Being from Wolverhampton and having played for the club for such a long time, it is an honour to be supporting the work delivered by the Foundation.
“They are doing great work and being local, it means a lot to me. I want to help as much as I can. The Good Shepherd Centre is doing great work and anything I can do, I will.”
Henry made 272 appearances for Wolves in all competitions, placing him 40th on the club’s all-time appearance list after joining them for a bargain £100,000 from Stoke in the summer of 2006.
The midfielder went on to lead Wolves into the Premier League in 2009, before playing three seasons in the top flight for the club prior to departing in 2013. After spells with QPR, Bolton and most recently Bradford City, Henry is now enjoying some free time away from the daily pressures of playing.
Saturday’s home fixture against Brighton is the dedicated Wolverhampton Wanderers Foundation Focus Fixture.