JW HUNT CUP (1926) Part of Wolverhampton's History.
Alvechurch FC JW Hunt Cup Winners 2016/17. Also Midland Football League Champions and League Cup Winners.
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 £320,000 has been raised since!.


Season 2015/16 was the JW Hunt Cups 90th Anniversary and a special appeal helped us to donate £12000 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).


Committee members with Wolves Legend Steve Bull at the recent AFC Wulfrunians "Steve Bull" evening.


         
CHEQUE PRESENTATION.
The cheque presentation for season 2015/16 was made at the Beacon  Centre. 
A cheque was handed over for £12000 by committee members present.An excellent donation in our 90th year.

            
ENTRIES 2017-18.
The JW Hunt Cup Competition is still accepting entries for the forthcoming season.
Please contact out Secretary Alan Ryder as soon as possible 07986 261011, 01902 659853 or alanryder100@gmail.com .

BLUE PLAQUE UNVEILING.

    The unveiling ceremony of our Blue plaque commemorating the founding of the JW Hunt Cup took place on Thursday 27th July at Molineux's Steve Bull Stand. The unveiling was carried out by Jon Hunt Great Grandson of JW Hunt, Tim Hunt Great Great Grandson and Richard Skirrow former Club Secretary of Wolverhampton Wanderers FC.

Adjourned AGM 2017  .

7.30pm Thursday 7th September2017 @ Fordhouses Cricket Club.                  


             
           
          JW HUNT CUP FINAL  2016/17.   

         Alvechurch 4v1 Wednesfield             
Molineux Ground,Wolverhampton.       
7.30pm Tuesday 23 May 2017.
(Courtesy of Wolverhampton Wanderers FC).

Congratulations to Alvechurch who completed a successful season by winning the JW Hunt Cup for the first time. An excellent crowd saw a fine game with the more experienced Alvechurch taking control in the second half against a battling young Wednesfield side.

Thank you to all who helped at this year's Cup Final.       
                         
                                                                          
                      SEMI FINAL.                    
Wednesday 3rd May 
Alvechurch 2v1 Sporting Khalsa 
(After Extra time).           
Tuesday 9th May 
Highgate United 2v4 Wednesfield 
         (After Extra Time).         
Both matches played at AFC WULFRUNIANS.        
                                    
                                                        

Round Three.
Lichfield City 0v3 Sporting Khalsa.Att 60.
Alvechurch 4v0 Brocton. Att 40.
Highgate Utd 2v0 AFC Wulfrunians. Att 27.
Wednesfield 4v1 Wolves Sporting CFC Att 50.
              

Round Two.

               Sporting Khalsa 2v1 Pelsall Villa att53

Tividale 0v2 Alvechurch att 66.
Wednesfield 5v4 Darlaston att  50.
AFC Wulfrunians  1v0 Penncroft
                    Paget Rangers 1v3 Lichfield City att40
Stone Old Alleynians  0v3  Wolverhampton Sporting Community
Penkridge 1v2 Brocton att 60              
Highgate United  5v0 Heath Hayes att 42.   

Round One.

Lichfield City 7v0 Warstones Wanderers

Bridgnorth Town 2v3 Darlaston

AFC Wulfrunians  3v2 Wellington Amats att 88          

Heath Hayes 4v2 Lye Town AET

Stone Old Alley nians 0v0 Wyrley FC aet

Stone OA won 5-4 on pens.

Highgate United 4v3 Wolverhampton Casuals            

Wrens Nest United 4v6 Penkridge Town

Wednesfield 8 v 0 Wolverhampton United

Sporting Khalsa 3v1 Atherstone Town

Alvechurch 7 v0 Continental Star

Wton Sporting Community 1v0 Hawkins Sport

 Old Wulfrunians 1v8 Paget Rangers

Byes.

 Tividale,  Brocton,  Penncroft,  and Pelsall Villa.


                                                            
CUP FINAL 2015/16
Sporting Khalsa 3v2Wolverhampton Sporting CFC.          
                        
                                  


JW HUNT CUP COLLECTION.
We now have a permanent display for the JW Hunt Cup memorabilia in the Steve Bull stand's Reception area
at Molineux. 
                             
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.