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 (photo right) 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 contibuted.
The photo shows Vice President/Sponsor Mohan Singh, Life Member Walter Wakeman and Beacon Centre CEO Arwyn Jones at the presentation.

Loyal JW Hunt Cup servant Walter Wakeman has retired as Treasurer after 20 years in the position.Chairman Tony Duncombe has taken over the role.Thank you Walter for your service.

FIXTURES 2014/15.
Round One.
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.
A comfortable win for AFC over a spirited United side. Joe Davies scored a first half hat trick for AFC.
Brocton 5v0 Warstones Wanderers.
Trysull 6v4Penncroft.

Trysull edged past Penncroft in the 1st round of the J W Hunt Cup in an entertaining game that went to extra time.  

Against a good Penncroft side who went 2-0 up early on in the first half Trysull never gave up and battled back to make it 2-2.  

The game then went end to end, which was great for the neutral supporter and nailbiting for the respective management teams, which led the game to be 4-4 at full time.  

Trysull won the game by scoring twice in extra time  

Well done to all the lads for a battling performance and some quality football

Tuesday 21st October 7.45pm.
Wolverhampton Casuals v Old Wulfrunians.
Alvechurch v AFC Hinckley.
Heath Hayes v Wrens Nest Utd.
Wed 22nd October 7.45pm.
Causeway Utd v Stourport Swifts.
W'ton Sporting Club v Red Star Alma
 playing Wednesday 22nd October at Hazel Lane
Tuesday 28th October 7.45pm.
AFC Bridgnorth v Black Country Rangers.

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

BYES Continental Star, Darlaston 1874, Penkridge Town.

Thursday 6th November 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.