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).

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.
SEASON 2014/15.
Round One.
Causeway Utd v Stourport Swifts.
Heath Hayes v Wrens Nest Utd.
Brocton v Warstones Wanderers.
Stone OA V Hawkins Sports.
AFC Wulfrunians v Wolverhampton United.
Sporting Khalsa v Wellington Amateurs.
Wednesfield v Pelsall Villa.
Trysull v Penncroft.
Tividale v Wyrley.
Wolverhampton Casuals v Old Wulfrunians.
AFC Bridgnorth v Black Country Rangers.
Wolverhampton Sporting Club v Red Star Alma.
Alvechurch v Hinckley AFC.

BYES Continental Star, Darlaston 1874, Penkridge Town.

Join members of the JW HUNT CUP committee at an evening with PAUL MERSON organised by AFC WULFRUNIANS. Venue The Copthorne Hotel,Brierley Hill, Friday 26th September. Tickets £30.
Contact Alex Hamil 01902 664895.

Thursday 2nd October 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.

It had all looked plain sailing as Edwards had fired Tividale in front after six minutes from a rebound when a Mark Smith header was blocked on the line.

Sam Pearson glanced a header wide for Khalsa but Tividale looked more menacing as Zak Foster and Mitchell Plows brought fine saves from Kiesel. The keeper’s continued defiance was rewarded when the powerful Mark Habbershaw strode onto a through ball to hammer Khalsa level on 35 minutes.

Before the break Kiesel defied Tividale again when he turned a Foster corner onto the bar and ten minutes into the second half he dived to stop a full-blooded drive from Leigh Downing. Tividale must have though it was not their night when on the hour Liam Hughes scored from the spot after left-back Hayden Williams had been sent sprawling.

Despite all the promptings of man-of-the match David Bellis, Tividale looked liked going unrewarded as Khalsa looked in control. Then came the late drama.

Following an incident as Tividale celebrated their winning goal Khalsa player Jon Cordy was  sent off.

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


Tividales David Bellis seen receiving his man of the match award from sponsor Steve Pickerill.


Darlaston have announced that they have been succesfully accepted by 

the West Midlands Regional League for season 2014/15.

All Darlaston news on their website;

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.