February 23 2016
Billy Graham is New Zealand’s best-loved motivator and fitness advisor. He is bold, bouncy and brimming over with energy and enthusiasm.
In constant demand as a speaker at conferences, business functions and schools both locally and internationally, Billy has a passion to inspire people to increase their potential. His dynamic message is based on the value of listening, fitness, healthy living and all-round motivation to become the best they can be.
In January 2006 Billy established the Naenae Boxing Academy; a charitable trust which is the fulfillment of a life-long dream to have his own boy’s club in his troubled home town of Naenae, Lower Hutt. Billy trains up to 90 plus young men three days a week; a large number of whom are at serious risk, out of his desire to make a difference and provide for others what was provided for him. The boys can be anything they want to be if they don’t break the rules.
Billy is having a significant impact on a supportive community. In 2011 Billy was awarded the national title of New Zealander of the Year Kiwibank Local Hero.
In 2012 Billy published his second book, Making Champion Men, based on his experiences mentoring Kiwi youth, which was chosen for presentation to international publishers at the 2013 Frankfurt International Book Fair.
In July 2014 the Cannons Creek Boxing Academy was opened; the first new academy based on the successful Naenae model. Hopefully it will be the first of many!