JW Hunt Cup (1926)- 2019-20.

Sporting Khalsa. JW Hunt Cup Winners 2018/19.

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 £360,000 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).

 
Presentation of £9000 cheque to the Beacon Centre for season 2019/20.

SEASON 2020/21.

TEAMS ARE ADVISED TO ENTER THE J,W,HUNT CUP COMPETITION, 
ALTHOUGH DUE TO A DECISION BY THE BIRMINGHAM COUNTY FA,   THAT THEY ARE NOT SANCTIONING OUTSIDE COMPETITIONS.ALSO THEY ARE NOT RUNNING THEIR OWN COUNTY COMPETITIONS.
 

THE COUNTY FA WILL BE REVIEWING THE SITUATION REGULARY.  THEY SAID ONCE TEAMS HAVE CAUGHT UP WITH THEIR LEAGUE  FIXTURES IT MAY BE POSSIBLE TO START THE HUNT CUP EARLY IN THE NEW YEAR, POSSIBLE REDUCING DOWN TO 16 TEAMS SO WE  AT LEAST HAVE A COMPETITION AND RAISE MUCH NEEDED FUNDS FOR OUR LOCAL BLIND--ALEX HAMIL MBE  JW HUNT CUP PRESIDENT.

 The JW Hunt Cup is accepting entries for the forthcoming 2020/21 season. If your club is interested please contact our Secretary Alan Ryder on 07986 261011 or Email him at alanryder100@gmail.com.

 

OCTOBER COMMITTEE MEETING.

Fordhouses Cricket Club 7.30pm Thursday 1st October 2020.

 

 

FUND RAISING.

Sylvia Enefer sister of our late colleague Derek Enefer is kindly fund raising for the JW Hunt Cup and at present she has raised the excellent sum of £3100. Thank you to all those who have donated so far.   

Anyone wishing to donate, please send a cheque (payable to the JW Hunt Cup)to Sylvia Enefer at; 91 Birches Road, Codsall, WV8 2JJ. Thank you Sylvia.

 

 

DON BURLINGHAM

Don long time supporter of the JW Hunt Cup and ex Final Referee has posted the following article on our FACEBOOK page.

I refereed the Hunt Cup final in 1958 and have the dubious experience of being the oldest Final referee I enjoyed the experience and the friends made in Wolverhampton before leaving for 1 year in Hereford and line of the Southern League and then in April 1960 being posted to Cyprus ,As the football season in 1960 was almost at an end I only refereed a few RAF Unit games However at the beginning of Season 60/61 the Cyprus Football Association approached the Services with a request for assistance in refereeing their 1st Division games as their Cypriot referees had gone on strike -have we any Class 1 referees who can assist ,The Cypriots needed 6 referees and 12 assistants every weekend, The Combined Services found they could call on 7 or 8 Class 1 officials and several Class 2 and 3 for Linesmen duties so the services agreed to give it a try firstly on the pre -season friendly matches and then on the league matches ,As it was I was the only service referee to have limited experience on senior football and then only as a Linesman.So it was my first match was Apoel Nicosia v Benfica my second Omonia v Dynamo Moscow and my third Moscow Spartan .The matches were all very friendly and easy to handle so it was that I ended up between then and September 62 refereeing 16 1st Division league and cup matches and in June 62 Anorthosis Famagusta v Olympiakos Nicosia intheCup Final The Cyprus FA were kind enough to write to the English FA about my performance and I was promoted to the Referees list of the Southern League This happened because of my experience in refereeing in the Hunt Cup The Works League,Amateur League and the help given me by Mr Norman Wixon, Mr Arthur David and the Wolverhampton Referees Association

 

 GILBERT PREECE BEM.

 Congratulations to JW Hunt Cup Vice President and ex Referee Gilbert "Gilly" Preece who has been awarded the British Empire Medal "BEM" in the Queen's New Year Honour's. 

Gilly has for many years been involved with Darlaston Town Football Club as well as involvement in the town with other organisations in a voluntary capacity.

Well done, well deserved Gilly.

 

JW HUNT CUP ROOM.

Members of the JW Hunt Cup Committee were in attendance at the Beacon Centre today (31/10/19) for the opening of the JW Hunt Cup Room. This was to commemorate the efforts of the JW Hunt Cup Committee in fund raising for the Centre since 1926.

Photographs at bottom of page.

 

  2019-20 Round One.        
1 Sporting Khalsa  8 v  1 Dudley Town            att 92
2 Brocton  1 v  3 Tividale                   att 56
3 Darlaston Town  3 v  2 Walsall Swifts
4 Boldmere St Michaels  3 v  0 AFC Bentley             att 64
5 Atherstone Town  2 v  0 Willenhall Town      att 122
6 Old Wulfrunians wn 4-2 on pens  0 v  0 Paget Rangers          att 20
7 Wednesfield  1 v  0 Highgate United
8 Lane Head United  0 v  1 Warstones Wanderers
9 Heath Hayes 6-5 on pens.  3 v  3 Continental Star       att 66
10 FC Darlaston  0 v  1 AFC Wulfrunians
11 Wolves Sport Comm 3-1 pen  2 v  2 Alvechurch
12 Sikh Hunters  3 v  1 Wellington Amateurs
13 Rushall Olympic   13 v  0 Hawkins Sports
14 Wrens Nest United  4 v  3 AFC Bridgnorth
15 Lichfield City  7 v  0 Dudley Sports
16 Bustleholme  2 v  3 Coleshill Town

 

 

2019/20 Round Two        
Boldmere St Mich   11 v  0 Warstones Wanderers
Coleshill  6 v  0 Darlaston Town
AFC Wulfrunians  4 v  0 Heath Hayes    att64                   
Wolves Sporting Comm  0 v  3 Rushall Olympic
Sporting Khalsa    v   Wednesfield
Wrens Nest Utd    v    Old Wulfs
Atherstone Town  0 v  1 Lichfield City
Sikh Hunters v  1  Tividale

 

OFFICERS 2019/20.

Chairman; Billy Owen.

Vice Chairman; Pete Darby.

Secretary; Alan Ryder.

Assistant Secretary; Kevin Hyde.

Joint Referee Appointments Secretary; Brian Rowley and Adrian Hall.

Treasurer; Tony Duncombe.

 

 

2018/19 REPORT.   

The 93rd JW HUNT CUP FINAL was held at the Molineux on Monday 13th May 2019.

SPORTING KHALSA beat HIGHGATE UNITED 4-1 in a fine game of attacking football on a beautiful evening.  

The Referee for the final was Andy Ellis son of Wilf Ellis who refereed the JW Hunt Cup Final in 1983.They follow Bill Castle in 1961 and Steve Castle in 2008 as the only other father and son pair to Referee the JW Hunt Cup Final. 

FINAL REPORT by Steve Gordos ( JW Hunt Cup Vice President.) 

Sporting Khalsa won the JW Hunt Cup for the second time in four years thanks to an emphatic 4-1 win over Highgate United in the final at Molineux. 

From the start Khalsa called the tune, prompted by man-of-the-match Liam Armstrong, yet the opening goal did not come until the 29th minute when the lively Mensah Kinch cut in from the right to drill home a low shot.

 

Striker Jay Holdcroft blazed over a good chance soon after half-time but quickly made amends when his low shot made it 2-0 on 49 minutes.

 

Holdcroft paved the way for the third goal three minutes later when keeper Brad Catlow blocked his shot only for Mykel Beckley to slot home the rebound. 

Highgate’s chances of a recovery were hit when they were reduced to ten, referee Andy Ellis giving a straight red to McCauley Manning for his tackle on Carlo Franco.

 

Yet Highate got a lifeline seven minutes from time in this battle of Midland League premier sides when Lei Brown scored from the spot after being brought down by keeper Sam Arnold. 

Trying to reduce the gap two minutes into time added on, Highgate sent Catlow up for a corner but the keeper was left stranded as the ball was cleared and could not get back to his goal before sub Alex Perry rolled the ball into an empty net.    

JW HUNT CUP 2018/19 

Round One.

        Bilston Town 5
v
2
Alvechurch
 
Att
Bustleholme
2
v
2
Rushall Oly U21
RO 5-4 pens
 
Sporting Khalsa
10
v
1
Wrens Nest Utd
 
76
Wednesfield
1
v
1
FC Darlaston
Dar 5-4pens
 
Brocton
4
v
1
Paget Rangers
 
41
Atherstone Town
1
v
0
Prees FC
WALK OVER
 
Darlaston Town
3
v
2
Warstones Wanderers
 
 
Tividale
3
v
2
Lye Town
 
 
AFC Wulfrunians
8
v
2
Sikh Hunters
 
73
Lichfield City
6
v
1
Willenhall Town
 
47
Heath Hayes
1
v
0
Lane Head
 
 
Wellington Amateurs
0
v
0
Wolves Sporting
Well Am 5-3 pens
 
Old Wulfrunians
1
v
1
Black Ctry Rang
Old Wulfs 8-7 pens 65
Byes;            
AFC Bridgnorth            
Highgate Utd            
Hawkins Sports.            
             
         Round Two    
        Brocton 5
v
4
Heath Hayes
 
 
Wellington Amts
 4
v
 2
Rushall Olympic U21
Wed 13 Feb
 
Old Wulfs
 0
v
Highgate Utd
Highgate 7-6 on pens
 
Bilston Town
2
v
4
Darlaston Town
 
100
Sporting Khalsa
2
v
0
Lichfield City
 
45
AFC Bridgnorth
2
v
2
Atherstone Town
Atherstone 4-1 pens.
 
AFC Wulfrunians
7
v
1
FC Darlaston
 
60
Tividale
5
v
2
Hawkins Sports
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Round Three
 
 
Sporting Khalsa
 1
v
AFC Wulfrunians
Khalsa 5-4 pens.
 
Wellington Amateurs
v
Highgate
 
 
Tividale
v
Brocton
 
 60
Atherstone Town
1
v
0
Darlaston Town
 
125
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SEMI FINALS. 

1. Atherston Town 0v 0 Highgate United.Att 80.

Highgate won 4-3 after penalties.

2.Sporting Khalsa  2v1 Tividale.Att 200.

93rd JW HUNT CUP FINAL 2018/19.

HIghgate United 1v4 Sporting Khalsa.

7.30pm Monday 13th May 2019.att 600.

To be played at Molineux, Wolverhampton. Courtesy of Wolverhampton Wanderers FC.

 

 

 
31/10/20. MEMBERS OF THE JW HUNT CUP COMMITTEE WITH BEACON CEO LISA COWLEY AT OPENING OF JW HUNT CUP ROOM. THE CEREMONY IS IN RECOGNITION OF THE FUND RAISING BY THE JW HUNT CUP SINCE 1926.
UNVEILING THE PLAQUE COMMEMORATING THE OPENING OF THE JW HUNT CUP ROOM.