JW HUNT CUP (1926) Part of Wolverhampton's History.
Tividale FC 2013/14 JW Hunt Cup winners and Midland Football Alliance Champions.

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 £292,500 has been raised since!.
Season 2013/14 raised £8,000.

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).

2013/14 cheque presentation.

The cheque presentation for season 2013/14 was made to the Beacon Centre on Monday 22 September. The cheque presented was for £8,000. Thanks to all who contributed.Photograph right.
Wed 25th March.
Semi Final.
Trysull 0 v 3 Stone Old Alleynians.
A fine semi final was played at AFC Wulfrunians ground by these West Mid Div One rivals. After a goalless first half Stone scored twice in two minutes with Carl Dibden in the 54th min putting Stone ahead quickly follwed with a goal from Luke Askey.Although Trysull tried hard to get back in the game Stone sealed their first JW Hunt Cup final appearance with a late third goal from Adam Tomkinson.

Round Three.
Thurs 9th April 7,45pm.
Tividale v Sporting Khalsa.
 Mon 13th April 7.45pm.
 W'ton Sporting Comm v Alvechurch.
W'ton Sporting Comm or Alvechurch
v Tividale or Sporting Khalsa.
Date&Venue TBA.

Round Two.
Black Country Rangers 2v4 Wolverhampton Sporting Community.
Round Three.
Trysull 1 v 0 AFC Wulfrunians.
A big shock as AFC Wulfs from the Midland Premier Lg were beaten by local rivals Trysull from West Midlands Div One. The winning goal came in the 66th min when Aarron Gordon scored from Jonny Patrick's cross to secure Tiger's semi final place.
Tuesday 10th February 7 45pm.
Causeway Utd 1 v 2 Stone Old Alleynians.
An excellent win for West Mid Division One side Stone against their higher league opponents to become this seasons first semi finalist.

Alex Hamil MBE
Alex was honoured at the February meeting of Wolverhampton Referees Association with the National Referees Association 50 years award. It was presented to him by Birmingham County FA representative Eddie Yardley.
Congratulations Alex.
Tony Lloyd
  From Alan Cain Referees Secretary.
Phoned Tony Lloyd last night, he is still in hospital after operation on his knee, leg in plaster for few days hoping to be back at work next week but not refereeing for at least six weeks.  This following accident at JW Hunt Cup game on Tuesday night at Causeway. Get well soon Tony.

In conjunction with former Wolves, England Under 21 Goalkeeper and Sky Sports presenter Matt Murray Darlaston Town (1874) FC are holding a special "Evening with Matt Murray". 
The evening will be held at Bentley Leisure Pavilion, Bentley Road North, Bentley Walsall WS2 0EA on Thursday 12 March 2015 at 7.30pm. profits will be shared between Darlaston Town (1874) FC and a Charity of Matt's choice. Tickets to include food are £10 each. 
 There are only 100 tickets available and these are on a first come first served basis. You can book a table of 10 but due to the limited availability of tickets and the fact that profits are being shared with a charity I am sorry but there will be no discount available on this occasion.
Contact Neil Chambers email at chambers568@btinternet.com

Jeff Coleman
Auditor of and ex referee with the JW Hunt Cup. Jeff was awarded for 50 years service to football in various capacities with a commemorative medal by the FA. Congratulations Jeff from the JW Hunt Cup committee.

 9th December.
Round Two
Causeway Utd 3v1 Darlaston Town (1874).
Alvechurch 4v1 Brocton
Wednesday 3rd December
Continental Star 1v3 Stone Old Alleynians.
Tuesday 2nd December 7.45pm
Wrens Nest Utd 1v2 AFC Wulfrunians.
Tues25th November.
Trysull 5v3 Penkridge Town.
Tues 18th November
Wolverhampton Casuals 0v2 Sporting Khalsa.
Thursday 13th November 7-45pm.
T ividale 3v1 Wednesfield.   



1. Wolverhampton Sporting Community vs Alvechurch.

2.Trysull 1v0 AFC Wulfrunians.

3.Tividale vs Sporting Khalsa.

4.Causeway United 1v2 Stone Old Alleynians.



  1.  Black Country Rangers 2v4 Wolverhampton Sporting Community.

  2. Continental Star 1v3 Stone Old Alleynians.

  3. Trysull 5v3 Penkridge Town.

  4. Wolverhampton Casuals 0v2 Sporting Khalsa.

  5. Wrens Nest 1v2 AFC Wulfrunians.

  6. Causeway United 3v1Darlaston Town.

  7. Tividale 3v1 Wednesfield.

  8. Alvechurch 4v1 Brocton.

Round One.
Tuesday 28th October 7.45pm.
AFC Bridgnorth 0v1 Black Country Rangers.
Wed 22nd October 7.45pm.
Causeway Utd 5v4 Stourport Swifts PENS.
This game was 0-0 after120 minutes!.
W'ton Sporting Club 3v0 Red Star Alma
Tuesday 21st October 7.45pm.
Wolverhampton Casuals 2v0 Old Wulfrunians.
Alvechurch 2v1AFC Hinckley.
Heath Hayes 1v2 Wrens Nest Utd.
An excellent win for Wrens Nest  away to a team  four Divisions higher.
Wednesday 15th October 7.45pm.
Wednesfield 1v 0 Pelsall Villa.
Stone OA 4v3 Hawkins Sports.
Tividale 7v0 Wyrley.
Tues 14th October 7.45pm.
AFC Wulfrunians 7v2 Wolverhampton United.
Brocton 5v0 Warstones Wanderers.
Trysull 6v4Penncroft.

SEASON 2014/15.
Round One.
Causeway Utd 5v4 PENS. Stourport Swifts.
Heath Hayes 1v2 Wrens Nest Utd.
Brocton5v0 Warstones Wanderers.
Stone OA 4V3 Hawkins Sports.
AFC Wulfrunians 7v2 Wolverhampton United.
Sporting Khalsa 1v0 Wellington Amateurs.
Wednesfield 1v0 Pelsall Villa.
Trysull 6v4 Penncroft.AET(4v4 90min)
Tividale 7v0 Wyrley.
Wolverhampton Casuals 2v0 Old Wulfrunians.
AFC Bridgnorth 0v1 Black Country Rangers.
Wolverhampton Sporting Club 3v0 Red Star Alma.
Alvechurch 2v1  AFC Hinckley.

BYES Continental Star, Darlaston 1874, Penkridge Town.

Thursday 5th March  7.30pm. 
Fordhouses Cricket & Sports Club,
Wobaston Road.


Wednesday 21st May 7.30pm.
Tividale 3 V 2  Sporting Khalsa
Molineux Ground
(courtesy of Wolverhampton Wanderers FC).

Tividale 3 Sporting Khalsa 2 With two late goals at Molineux on Wednesday, May 21, Tividale dramatically added the prestigious JW Hunt Cup to their Midland Alliance title.

Sporting Khalsa had made Tividale pay for failing to make the most of a string of good chances and led 2–1 with six minutes to go but Karl Edwards managed to create a chance for himself in a crowded penalty area to fire in an equaliser.

Extra time seemed certain as the last of four minutes’ added time arrived but after Khalsa keeper Mariusz KIesel had turned a Ryan Winwood drive for a corner, the resultant kick saw the ball find its way to sub Sam Williams who drilled a shot into the corner of the net.

With two first-time finalists a new name had to go on the trophy and no-one could argue Tividale did not deserve the honour.

All proceeds from the competition go to the Beacon Centre for the Blind, whose chief executive Arwyn Jones made the trophy presentations.

Tividale: Price, Plows (Parsons 72), Foster, Field (Williams 72), Smith, Paskin, Winwood, Bellis, Waite, Edwards Downing. Unused subs How, Huckfield, Beech.

Sporting Khalsa: Kiesel, Uppal, Williams (Tarbuck 78), Cordy, Forward, Radford, Rob Holdcroft, Boswell, Hughes, Habbershaw (Lawley 56), Pearson (Campbell HT). Unused subs: Jay Holdcroft, Stanton.

Referee: Paddy Keane



Darlaston have announced that they will be playing in Div 2 of 

the West Midlands Regional League for season 2014/15.


Anybody with information of a 1950s Goodyear player  Sheamus (Jimmy) Mee please view guestbook page.

Anybody with information on the Short Heath United team of 1935/36 please view the guestbook page.


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  .

Sponsor Mohan Singh presents the runners up trophy watched by Beacon Centre CEO Arwyn Jones.


During the week 23rd to 31st May 2015 inclusive, the Black Country Living Museum is hosting a display of the JW Hunt Cups and memorabilia on site.

This display will have to be manned between 10am and 5pm daily. Volunteers are required to man it daily for half a day or as required. If you are interested can you please contact me at Dunc4404@aol.com or 01902 630386.

AM 10am x 1.30pm           ROTA                            PM 1.30x5pm

Sat 23 May

Sun 24 May

Mon 25 May

Tue 26 May

Wed 27 May

Thu 28 May

Fri 29 May

Sat 30 May

Sun 31 May