JW HUNT CUP (1926) Part of Wolverhampton's History.
2015/16 JW Hunt Cup winners Sporting Khalsa celebrate their win.

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).

2015/16 cheque presentation.

The cheque presentation for season 2015/16 was made at the Beacon Centre on Monday 25th July .
A cheque was handed over for £12000 by committee members present.An excellent donation in our 90th year.(Photo right).

Any team wishing to enter the JW Hunt Cup for season 2016/17 please contact Secretary Alan Ryder for details.

It is with sadness we inform you of the death of JW Hunt Cup Vice president Tom Smith.
Our condolences are with Tom's family at this sad time.
Further details to follow.

Thanks to Secretary Alan Ryder for organising the Golf day at Patshull Park.
Followed by a lovely meal and excellent entertainment, "if yo cud mek out wot he sed" (the act not Alan).

CUP FINAL 2015/16
Sporting Khalsa 3v2Wolverhampton Sporting Community .
The 2015/16 JW Hunt Cup finalwas played at Molineuxon Wednesday 25th May 2016
                Our thanks to all at Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club.
An excellent final was won for the first time by Midland Premier side Sporting Khalsa. Sporting came from 2-1 down to beat a Wolverhampton who were a credit to the West Midlands League.            

Adrian Hall refereed the JW Hunt Cup Final. His assistants were Chris Lunn and Alex Rowley, with Phil Taylor 4th Official.


Thurs 19th May 7.30pm KO.
 Sporting Khalsa 2v1  Alvechurch 

A long-range goal by Lee Wherton earned Khalsa a 2-1 semi-final win over Alvechurch, his 25-yard shot after 64 minutes helped home by a deflection.  Khalsa led after only six minutes through Kristian Green only for Danny Ashton to level from the penalty spot on the half hour.

Following the first Semi Final Lichfield City beat Wolverhampton Sporting Community 3-0.
After the match it was found that Lichfield had played an ineligible player. Accordingly Lichfield have been expelled with Wolves Sporting re-instated.

Annual General Meeting
Thursday 21st July 7.30pm.  
Fordhouses Cricket & Sports Club,
Wobaston Road. Fordhouses.  

An excellent evening was had by all at the 90th Anniversary Dinner held at the Pavilion on Saturday 9th April. Fine food in good company made it an evening to remember. We now look forward to the centenary dinner!!!!. 
Photographs via menu on left.           

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

Heath Hayes 1v0 Wrens Nest.
Rostance Edwards 2v1 Wellington Amateurs.
Trysull 1v0 Old Wulfrunians.
Brocton 0v1 Black Country Rangers.

1.Trysull  2v4   Black Country Rangers.
3.AFC Bridgnorth 1v2 Rostance Edwards 
4. AFC Wulfrunians 8v0 Hawkins Sports.
5 .Sporting Khalsa 2v0 Walsall Wood.
2. Lye Town 1v0 Penkridge.
6. Bilston Town Community 2v0 Wolverhampton United.
7. Wton Sporting Community 6v0 Wyrley.
8. Stafford Town 3v0 Warstones Wanderers
9. Alvechurch  2v2 Wednesfield.
Alvechurch won 4-2 on pens.
10. Newport Town 3v4 Red Star Alma.
11. Paget Rangers 1v1 Darlaston Town 
Paget win 11=10 on pens.
12.Dudley Town 1v2 Lichfield City.
13.Continental Star 1v6 Hinckley .
14. Pelsall Villa 2v4Wolverhampton Casuals.
15. Heath Hayes  2v0 Stone Old Alleynians.
16. Cradley Town 8v1 Wonder Vaults.


1. Sporting Khalsa  8v0 Stafford Town. 

2.AFC Wulfrunians 0v1 Lichfield City.

3. Black Country Rgrs 1v0 Lye Town. 

4. Wolverhampton Sporting Community 2v1 Hinckley 

5. Alvechurch 6v0 Bilston Town Community.

6. Wolves Casuals 2v0 Rostance Edwards.

7. Heath Hayes 1v 0

Cradley Town.

8.Paget Rangers 8v0 Red Star Alma.

Wolverhampton Sporting Community 1v0 Black Country Rangers 
Wolves Casuals 1v2 Lichfield City 
Heath Hayes 
0v1 Alvechurch                          

Paget Rangers 1v3 Sporting Khalsa.


Wed 18th May 7.30pm KO.
Lichfield City v Wolverhampton Sporting Comm.
Awarded to Wolverhampton Sporting. Lichfield fielded an ineligible player.
Thurs 19th May 7.30pm KO.
Alvechurch 1v 2 Sporti ng Khalsa.

Wed 25th May 7.30pm.KO.
Wolverhampton Sporting 2v3 Sporting Khalsa.
@ Molineux.

Congratulations  to JW Hunt Cup Vice President Gill Preece  on receiving the football award for services to Darlaston Football Club over 33years. 
The "Unsung Heroe" award was presented to Gill at the Black Country Sport and Physical Activity Awards.

Congratulations go to JW Hunt Cup stalwart Walter Wakeman on receiving an award from the Referees Association for 30 years service mainly as Training Officer. A tribute evening held for Walter can be accessed from the menu on the left.

Alex Hamil MBE
Congratulations,  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.

   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.
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  .

Sponsor Les Pickerill presents the Man of thr Match award.