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 contibuted.Photograph right.


Round Two.
Tues 18th November
Wolverhampton Casuals 0v2 Sporting Khalsa.
Thursday 13th November 7-45pm.
Tividale 3v1 Wednesfield.
  James Lewis OG.35.  Keiron Miller 87.         
                Mitchell Plows 47.
                Sam Williams 77.       Att 62.

Round Two.
Tuesday 25th November 7.45pm.
Trysull v Penkridge Town
At Wolves Casuals.
Tuesday 9th December 7.45pm.
Alvechurch v Brocton.
Tuesday 9th December 7.45pm.
Causeway Utd v Darlaston Town(1874)FC
At Halesowen Town.



  1.  Black Country Rangers vs Wolverhampton Sporting Community.

  2. Continental Star vs Stone Old Alleynians.

  3. Trysull vs Penkridge Town.

  4. Wolverhampton Casuals 0v2 Sporting Khalsa.

  5. Wrens Nest vs AFC Wulfrunians.

  6. Causeway United vs Darlaston Town.

  7. Tividale 3v1 Wednesfield.

  8. Alvechurch vs 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
A fighting performance by Red Star. WSC took the lead from a 25th min penalty. 2-0 sfter 80 min and a late third goal. A good game at Hazel Lane.
Tuesday 21st October 7.45pm.
Wolverhampton Casuals 2v0 Old Wulfrunians.
Alvechurch 2v1AFC Hinckley.
Heath Hayes 1v2 Wrens Nest Utd.
 Heath Hayes F.C 1 WRENS NEST F.C 2
> This match was played in poor conditions with heavy winds and driving rain making conditions difficult for both sides.
> Both teams had good chances in the first half but the half ended goalless.
> In  the 2nd half, Heath Hayes took the lead after 60 minutes with a well taken penalty duly slotted home by Joe Minuity.
> Wrens Nest rallied and deservedly equalised with a well taken goal by Ben Scriven after 67 minutes.
> Wrens Nest F.C won the game with a superb goal by Jake Mullen after 84 minutes who finished a move he started with a great finish.
> Match was played in terrible conditions and it was a credit to both sides that match was played in good spirits and was well officiated by all match officials.
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.
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

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 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.