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).


Committee members at the 2016/17 Cheque Presentation.


              ROUND ONE 2017/18.
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. 11/10.     
      
WEDNESFIELD 2 v 0 WYRLEY- 11/10.    

WOLVERHAMPTON SPORTING CLUB OFF PENKRIDGE TOWN FC -Tues 17th October POSTPONED      

TIPTON TOWN 1v0 AFC WULFRUNIANS- 18/10 .   

STONE OLD ALLEYNIANS V DUDLEY TOWN- Wed 25th October @7.45pm.-

  
TIVIDALE v BUSTLEHOLME- Tues 31st October @7.45pm.

GORNAL ATH v WALSALL WOOD- Tues 31st October @7.45pm.
        

AFC BRIDGNORTH v BROCTON- Tues 31st October @7.45pm.    

WOLVERHAMPTON CASUALS v WILLENHALL TOWN-
Tues 7th November @7.45pm.    

HEATH HAYES v ALVECHURCH -Tues 21st November @7.45pm.

HIGHGATE UTD v PAGET RANGERS- Tues 28th November @7.45pm.
T.B.A.
BLOXWICH TOWN V WRENS NEST UNITED
LICHFIELD CITY V OLD WULFRUNIANS


ROUND TWO.



Wton Sporting or Penkridge 
v

Wednesfield 



Bloxwich or Wrens Nest United

v AFC Bridgnorth or Brocton 
Stone Old Alleynians or Dudley Town v
Tipton Town  

Heath Hayes or Alvechurch  v
Wolverhampton Casuals or Willenhall 

Atherstone Town v
Darlaston Town-Wed 15th November @ 7.45pm.

Gornal Athletic or Walsall Wood  v
Lichfield City or Old Wulfrunians

Highgate Utd or Paget Rgrs v
Tividale or Bustleholme 

Sporting Khalsa v
Warstones Wanderers.

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 2nd November 2017 @ 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.