On paper, Ranjit is the head coach of Wolverhampton Wrestling Club, but his Hometown Hero status goes far beyond his day job…
The wrestling club is based at the Guru Nanak Satsang Gurdwara, and during the first lockdown in 2020, Ranjit transformed the club into a foodbank and distribution service. He also arranged 1,500 pieces of PPE to be manufactured and distributed to day care centres across the country and made bespoke equipment for key workers.
Since then and even as restrictions eased, Ranjit continued to offer this provision and rallies together a group of volunteers who serve food to around 300 members of the local community on a daily basis, including vulnerable and homeless people.
On top of his support for the Wolverhampton community, Ranjit is a well-respected wrestling coach. Extremely proud of how diverse the club is, Ranjit welcomes wrestlers from all levels, ages, genders, nationalities and religions through its doors and he has produced national champions.
Ranjit has also turned his attention to set up other programmes that focus on improving mental health and wellbeing, preventing crime and violence, and supporting education.
As a charitable man, Ranjit will always help someone, going above and beyond his duties as a wrestling coach.