JW HUNT CUP (1926) Part of Wolverhamptons History.
2012/13 JW Hunt Cup winners Black Country Rangers.

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 £284,500 has been raised since!.
Season 2012/13 raised £7,000.

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).



Thursday 17th April 2014 7.45pm.   

Pelsall Villa 3v2 Wyrley 

Black Country Rangers 1v0 AFC Bridgnorth.

At Cradley Town.


Black Country Rangers  vs Tividale

Pelsall Villa vs Sporting Khalsa
Venue and dates to be arranged.


At th e public

meeting on


Wednesday 16 April 2014 Neil Chambers and his team were pleased to announce that Darlaston Town(1874)FC had reached a ground sharing agreement with Red Star Alma at Bentley and would be applying for membership of the West Midland Regional League 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.


Thursday 3rd April 7.45pm Rd2.

Black Country Rangers 6V1 Wrens Nest Utd.

Tuesday 8th April 7.45pm Rd 3.

Heath Hayes 0v4 Sporting Khalsa.


Monday 31st March 7.45pm Rd 2.

Dudley Town 2v 3 Wyrley.

Thurs 20th March 7.45pm Rd 3.

Wolverhampton Casuals 1v4 Tividale

Tues 18th March 7.45pm Rd 2.

Heath Hayes 4v1 B ilston.

. Tues 11th March 7.45pm Rd2.

Sporting Khalsa 2 v 1 Continental Star.



Neil Chambers has produced a new website for the newly formed Darlaston Town Football Club.



The 2012/13 seasons cheque for £7000 presentation was made on Thursday 14th November at the Beacon Centre, photograph left. 

Round One


Warstones Wanderers 0v1 Wolverhampton Sporting Club

West Midlands Police 1v7 Heath Hayes
Gornal Athletic 3v3 Continental Star

Continental won on pens.

Wednesfield 1v4 AFC Bridgenorth

Willenhall Town 0v1 Brocton

Pelsall Villa 5v1 Red Star Alma

Stafford Town 0v1 Wrens Nest United

Sporting Khalsa 5v0 Penkridge Town

W0lverhampton Casuals 2v0 Wellington Amateurs

Trysull 3v5 Dudley Town

Penncroft 3v4 Wyrley Juniors

Bilston Town 9v1 Wolverhampton United

Alvechurch 2v2

AFC Wulfrunians
Alvechurch won 3-2 0n pens.

Mahal 0v7 Tividale

Stone Old Alleynians 3v1 Hawkins Sports

Stourport Swifts 1v2  Black Country Rangers

Round Two.
Dudley Town 2v3 Wyrley Juniors(AET).
Continental Star 1v2 Sporting Khalsa
Stone Old Alleynians 1v2 Pelsall Villa
Wolver'ton Casuals 5v2 Wolves Sporting Club
AFC Bridgno rth 3v0 Alvechurch

Tividale 4v1 Brocton

Heath Hayes 4v1 Bilston

Black Country Rgrs 6v1 Wrens Nest Utd. 

Round Three
Wolves Casuals 1v 4 Tividale.

Wyrley v Pelsall Villa.

Heath Hayes 0v4 Sport Khalsa

Black Country Rgrs v AFC Bridgnorth.

Thursday 3rd April 7.30pm.
Fordhouses Cricket &Sports vClub,
Wobaston Road.




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  .

JW Hunt Cup Committee man and Man of the Match Sponsor Les Pickerell presents the M of M Trophy to Rangers Jordan Nadat.