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 £330,000 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).


Secretary Alan Ryder receiving the HE Lane OBE Memorial Trophy award for services to football.

THIRD ROUND DRAW .        

         Dudley Town or Tipton Town vs Alvechurch or Heath Hayes or Wolverhampton Casuals 

Walsall Wood vs Paget Rangers 

 Sporting Khalsa vs Atherstone Town 

Wolverhampton Sporting Community or Wednesfield vs Brocton or Bloxwich Town 

 


RICHARD EADES R.I.P.          
It is with sadness I inform you of the sudden passing of Richard on Boxing day morning. Richard who is in his 40's is believed to have had a heart attack just hours before performing as the West Brom Albion "Baggies Bird" mascot versus Everton.
Richard had supported the JW Hunt Cup acting as Assistant Referee in games over the years and was Assistant in the 2015 JW Hunt Cup Final. Our condolences go out to Richard's family at this sad time.

RECENT RESUTS.

ROUND TWO.
Tues 9th January
Paget Rangers 1v0 Tividale.             
Wed 20th December 
Lichfield City 2v6 Walsall Wood.  
 
               UPCOMING GAMES.
                               Round Two.
                 Tuesday 30th January 7.45pm.
                 BROCTON v BLOXWICH TOWN.
      WOLVERHAMPTON SPORTING v WEDNESFIELD.
                          Round One
                   Tuesday 23rd January  7.45pm.
                    ALVECHURCH v HEATH HAYES.

                   Results ROUND ONE 

HIGHGATE UTD 2 v3 PAGET RANGERS 
HEATH HAYES v ALVECHURCH TBA.
WOLVES CASUALS 10v0 WILLENHALL TOWN.
WRENS NEST UTD 0v0 BLOXWICH TOWN.
BLOXWICH WON 4v3 AFTER PENALTIES.      

               ROUND ONE 

HIGHGATE UTD 2 v3 PAGET RANGERS 
HEATH HAYES v ALVECHURCH TBA.
WOLVES CASUALS 10v0 WILLENHALL TOWN.
WRENS NEST UTD 0v0 BLOXWICH TOWN.
BLOXWICH WON 4v3 AFTER PENALTIES.                  
RUSHALL OLYMPIC U21 2v2 DARLASTON TOWN.
Darlaston Town won 7-6 after penalties.        
WELLINGTON AMATEURS 1 v3  WARSTONES WANDERERS. 
SPORTING KHALSA 6v1 WOLVERHAMPTON UNITED. 
ATHERSTONE TOWN 0V0 LYE TOWN - Atherstone win
5-4 after penalties.       
WEDNESFIELD 2 v 0 WYRLEY 
WOLVERHAMPTON SPORTING COMM 1v0 PENKRIDGE TOWN FC. 
TIPTON TOWN 1v0 AFC WULFRUNIANS.   
STONE OLD ALLEYNIANS 1v1 DUDLEY TOWN.
Dudley Town win 4-3 on penalties. 
 
TIVIDALE 3v2 BUSTLEHOLME. 
GORNAL ATH 0v1  WALSALL WOOD.    
AFC BRIDGNORTH 0v5 BROCTON.
LICHFIELD CITY 3v3 OLD WULFRUNIANS.
LICHFIELD WIN 4-1 ON penalties.
         
                          ROUND TWO.
Sporting Khalsa 5v3 Warstones Wanderers. 
Wolves Sporting Comm v Wednesfield.
   Lichfield City 2v6 Walsall Wood.      
Atherstone Utd 6v1 Darlaston  Town.
Dudley Town v Tipton Town.
Heath Hayes or Alvechurch v Wolves Casuals  
 Paget Rangers 1v0 Tividale.
 Bloxwich Town v Brocton.

          PETER CRANE AND ERIC THOMAS.
An update on two old JW Hunt Cup colleagues who are recovering from recent illnesses.
Peter Crane is "improving" at New Cross Hospital and shortly hopes to be transferred to West Park.
Eric Thomas is recovering at West Park Hospital. If you require further details please contact our President Alex Hamil.
        
  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.           

                            

CHEQUE PRESENTATION.
The cheque presentation for season 2016/17 season was made at the Beacon  Centre on Monday 18th September.
All members are invited to attend. 
A cheque for £10000 was presented by by committee members present.An excellent donation in our 91st year.
Phoograph above.      


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

COMMITTEE MEETING.

7.30pm Thursday 1st February 2018 @ 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.
     
                                                 
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.

     ROUND ONE  

HIGHGATE UTD 2 v3 PAGET RANGERS 
HEATH HAYES v ALVECHURCH. Tues 12 Dec 7.45pm.
WOLVES CASUALS 10v0 WILLENHALL TOWN.
WRENS NEST UTD 0v0 BLOXWICH TOWN.
Bloxwich won 4-3 after penalties.


Darlaston Town won 7-6 after penalties.       
WELLINGTON AMATEURS 1 v3  WARSTONES WANDERERS. 
SPORTING KHALSA 6v1 WOLVERHAMPTON UNITED. 
ATHERSTONE TOWN 0V0 LYE TOWN - Atherstone win
5-4 after penalties.       
WEDNESFIELD 2 v 0 WYRLEY 
WOLVERHAMPTON SPORTING COMM 1v0 PENKRIDGE TOWN FC.    
TIPTON TOWN 1v0 AFC WULFRUNIANS.   
STONE OLD ALLEYNIANS 1v1 DUDLEY TOWN.
Dudley Town win 4-3 on penalties. 
  
TIVIDALE 3v2 BUSTLEHOLME. 
GORNAL ATH 0v1  WALSALL WOOD.

AFC BRIDGNORTH 0v5 BROCTON.

LICHFIELD CITY 3v3 OLD WULFRUNIANS. Lichfield win 4-1 on penalties.


                          ROUND TWO.
SPORTING KHALSA 5v3 Warstones Wanderers. 
W'TON SPORT COMM v WEDNESFIELD.       ATHERSTONE UTD 6v1 DARLASTON TOWN  
DUDLEY TOWN v TIPTON TOWN.                      
HEATH HAYES/ALVECHURCH v  W'TON CASUALS. 
WALSALL WOOD v LICHFIELD CITY.
 PAGER RANGERS 1v0 TIVIDALE.                                   
 BLOXWICH TOWN v BROCTON.