JW HUNT CUP (1926) Part of Wolverhampton's History.
ATHERSTONE TOWN from Midland Football League Div One JW Hunt Cup winners 2017/18.
THE JW HUNT CUP

The JW Hunt Cup Charity football competition was formed in 1926 to raise funds for the sole benefit of the local blind.
It is named in memory of John William Hunt, a local business man and benefactor.
JW Hunt founded the local Chillington Tool Company and was a supporter of local charities. 
The firms trademark was the "crocodile", and the crocodile is incorporated into the trophy handles

It has been run every season since 1926/27 season.
The inaugural winners being Short Heath United who beat Cannon Iron at Molineux, Wolverhampton in April 1927.
Over £350,000 has been raised since!.
 

Season 2017/18  was the JW Hunt Cups 92nd season and we have donated £10000 to the Beacon Centre. 

Teams compete from the Birmingham, Staffordshire, Shropshire and Worcestershire Football Associations.

In January 2013 JW Hunt Cup President Alex Hamil was presented with the MBE by HRH Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace. Alex received the award for services to football and the visually impaired (Photo above).


2017/18 Cheque presentation.

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2018 CHEQUE PRESENTATION.

Members of the JW Hunt Cup committee  were at the Beacon Centre on Monday to present 2017/18 season cheque for £10000 to 

FC DARLASTON shock Wednesfield.

JW Hunt Cup debutants FC Darlaston of Div 2 West Midlands League pulled off one of the competitions biggest shocks in recent years. Away to Premier Division Wednesfield they got an equaliser in the closing minutes  to make it 1-1. Then they beat the home side 5-4 on penalties to go into Round Two. 


RESULTS.  

Wed 17th October.

Tividale 3v2 Lye Town.


Tues 9th October 

AFC Wulfrunians 8v2 Sikh Hunters.


                           Wed 3rd October.
               Bustleholme 2v2 Rushall Olympic Und 21.
              ROFC u21 won 8-7 after penalties.

                          Tues 2nd October. 
                       Brocton 4v1 Paget Rangers.

                          Tues 2nd October.
                        Wednesfield1v1 FC Darlaston. 
               FC Darlaston win 5-4 on penalty kicks.

Mon 1st October.

Lichfield City 6v1 Willenhall Town.

Sat 1st September.

Darlaston Town 3v2 Warstones Wanderers. 

Tues 18th September.

Heath Hayes 1v0 Lane Head.   




Round Two.



Brocton

v
Heath Hayes



Wellington Amateurs or
Wton Sporting Com  v
Rushall Olympic U21



Highgate Utd

v
Old Wulfs or Black Country Rangers



Bilston Town or Alvechurch

v
Darlaston Town




Sporting Khalsa or Wrens Nest Utd 



v Lichfield City

AFC Bridgnorth 

             v
Atherstone 
Town



AFC Wulfrunians 



v FC Darlaston

Tividale 

v Hawkins Sports







UPCOMING FIXTURES.










Wednesday 10th October 7.45pm.
Atherstone Town PvP Prees Utd FC. POSTPONED PREES UTD WITHDRAWN.

Wednesday 17th October 7.45pm. 
Tividale v Lye Town.   

Wednesday 17th October 7.45pm
Wellington Amateurs v Wolverhampton Sporting Community.

Tuesday 23rd October 
7.45pm.
Sporting Khalsa v Wrens Nest Utd.    

Tuesday 30th 
October 7.45pm.
Old Wulfs v Black Country Rangers.

ROUND ONE DRAW.










Bilston Town
v
Alvechurch
Bustleholme
2v2
Rushall Oly U21
ROu21 win 8-7 after penalties.

Sporting Khalsa
v
Wrens Nest Utd
Wednesfield
1v1
FC Darlaston. FC Darlaston won 5-4 on pens.
Brocton
4v1
Paget Rangers
Atherstone Town
v
Prees FC
Darlaston  3v2 Warstones Wanderers.                        




Tividale
v
Lye Town


AFC Wulfrunians
8v2
Sikh Hunters


Lichfield City
6v1
Willenhall Town
Heath Hayes   1v0 Lane Head


Wellington Amateurs
v
Wolves Sporting Comm
Old Wulfrunians
v
Black Country Rangers

BYES,AFC Bridgnorth,Highgate Utd and Hawkins Sports. 

The first round draw has three teams entering the JW Hunt Cup for the first time. Prees FC from the Shropshire Premier League, FC Darlaston from the West Midlands League Div 2 and Lane Head from Div 2 of the Midland Football League. Welcome to you and your supporters. Prees having drawn holders Atherstone Town. FC Darlaston travel to Wednesfield and Lane Head visit Heath Hayes.



2018 JW Hunt Cup Final.  

The season's 92nd JW Hunt Cup Final was held at AFC Wulfrunian's ground on Tuesday 22nd May 2018.

Atherstone Town 1v0 Wolves Sporting Community in an entertaining hard fought game. The winner for Atherstone came six minutes from the final whistle through Liam Kirton.

Atherstone won the JW Hunt Cup Final for the first time and also became the first Warwickshire club to win the cup.

2018 Officials; Referee ;Jamie Lunn. Assistants;Richard Cattell and Richard Booth. Fourth Official;Tony Lloyd.  

COMMITTEE MEETING 2018.  

7.30pm Thursday 4th October, 2018 @ Fordhouses Cricket Club.           

  CITY COUNCIL AWARD FOR OUR

SECRETARY ALAN RYDER. 
We are pleased to inform you that our long serving Secretary Alan Ryder's work has been recognised by Wolverhampton City Council. 
For his work over many years in football administration with local football club's and the JW Hunt Cup in particular, Alan has been awarded the Wolverhampton City Advisory Sports Council's prestigous "H.E.LANE OBE Memorial Trophy".
The presentation was held on  Tuesday
  November  28th at Fordhouses Cricket Club.
Photo above.           

                            

JW HUNT CUP DISPLAY.

The JW Hunt Display is now housed in the Steve Bull Stand at the Molineux. Access to view can be made on Wednesday's 9am until 3.30pm. 








































                                                     


                                  



                             
Written by Rob on 20. Oct, 2016
Hi Everyone. I'm a football collector & recently had the privilege of speaking with Alex Hamil. He suggested that I post on here, asking if anybody had any footballs from the 50's - 1990's. If so, I'd love to hear from you - even if you don't wish to part with any, it'd be great to see some photos as it's difficult to research older balls. 
Many thanks, Rob


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From Roy Butch Butler. Is there any one out there who could give me any information regarding the Torch boys club also Dunstall amateurs f.c. 1959/60. Email  roynshe@yahoo.co.uk


Any Photographs,Programmes, Press cuttings or other items about the JW Hunt Cup over the years. Contact Tony Duncombe 01902 630386 or E mail Dunc4403@aol.com                                        


Left Tim Hunt Great Great Grandson and his father Jon Hunt Great Grandson of JW Hunt.