JW Hunt Cup (1926)-2023/24 Season.Sponsored by

The GOUGH GROUP LTD


Lichfield City 2022/23 JWHC Winners.

Presentation of the season 2022/23 for £15000 at the Beacon Centre 11th 

July 2023.

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 had been run every season since 1926/27 season up to 2018/19 season including World War Two. 

Season 2019/20 and 2020/21 were cancelled due to the Covid Pandemic regulations
The inaugural winners being Short Heath United who beat Cannon Iron at Molineux, Wolverhampton in April 1927.
Over £360,000 has been raised since the competition started.

Season 2018/19 was the JW.Hunt Cups 93rd season and we have donated £10000 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).


GOUGH GROUP LTD TO SPONSOR JW HUNT CUP.

The GOUGH GROUP Ltd have agreed to be the main sponsors of the JW Hunt Cup. We should thank both our President Alex Hamil MBE and Gough Group CEO John Gough for securing what we hope will be a long and happy sponsorship agreement.


OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF SPONSORSHIP DEAL.

The official launch of the JW Hunt Cup Sponsorship deal with the GOUGH GROUP LTD was  held  on Thursday 25th January at the Beacon Centre. Members of the the GOUGH GROUP LTD. JOHN GOUGH and Directors were in attendance.  Wolverhampton Wanderers were represented along with JW Hunt Cup members and Beacon Centre representatives.









WALTER WAKEMAN RIP.

Sad to report the death of JW HUNT CUP  Life Member Walter Wakeman on Friday 2nd February after a long illness. Walter served the JW HUNT CUP for many years. From 1987-1994 he was Secretary and from 1994 until 2014 as

Treasurer. Walter had also served as a Referee and was a Qualified FA Referees Instructor with Wolverhampton Referees Association. He had been responsible for training many of our Referees in the Wolverhampton area.

Funeral arrangements when known. RIP Walter God Bless.


ERIC THOMAS RIP

Sad to report the recent death of former Referee and JW HUNT CUP Junior Section Secretary Eric Thomas passed away following a long illness aged 88 years. A lovely man and a loyal servant. God Bless Eric RIP.

FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS for Eric; 2.15pm on Friday 1st March at Bushbury Crematorium.


NEXT MEETING.

Thursday 7th MARCH  2024. 7.30pm.


UPCOMING GAMES.

Round One

Tues 16th January 2024 7.45pm.

Shifnal Town 2v2 Gornal Athletic.

Gornal win 4-2 on pens.


Round Three.

Wed 21st February 7.45pm.

Tipton Town v Wton Casuals.

Lichfleld City v Paget Rangers,

Tues 27th Feb 7.45pm.

Round Two.

Gornal Athletic v Wellington Amts.

Round Three.

 Stone Old Alleynians v OJM Black Country Rgrs.


FIXTURES /RESULTS 2023/24.

Preliminary Round.

Bustleholme 0v2 Wolves Casuals

Shifnal Town 8v2 Wrens Nest Utd.


ROUND ONE

AFC Bridgnorth 0v4 Wednesfield Comm.

Gornal Colts 1v1 Tipton Town. Tipton won 5-3 on pens.

 Shifnal Town 2v 2 Gornal Athletic. Gornal won 4-2 on pens.

Tividale 2 v 3 Wyrley 

Darlaston Town 4 v 0 Wombourne All Stars

Walsall Wood Prims 3 v 4 Bewdley Town

Wton Sporting Comm 5 v 1 Warstones Wanderers

Dudley Town 0 v 5 Lichfield City 

Wolves Casuals 4 v 0 AFC Bentley 

AFC Wulfrunians 1 v 1 OJM Black Country. BCR win 4-3 on pens.

Paget Rangers 2v0 Lane Head

Bilston Town 14v1 FC Premier

Wellington Amateurs 3v1 Continental Star

Dudley Athletic 0v2 Sikh Hunters

Dudley Sports 0 v 5 Stone Old Alleynians 

Pelsall Villa Colts 2 v1  Old Wulfrunians. 


ROUND TWO.

                    Wolverhampton Casuals  4 v 0 Sikh Hunters 
                    Wolverhampton Sporting Community 4 v 1 Pelsall Villa Colts
                                     Tipton Town 4 v 0 Wyrley
                            Wednesfield 0 v 2  Lichfield City  att 50.
                Bewdley Town 2 v 3  OJM Black Country Rangers 
                   Darlaston Town 1 v 1  Stone Old Alleynians. Stone 4-1 on pns.
                        Paget Rangers 0 v 1 Bilston Town Community. Bilston removed                           for playing an ineligible player.
                          Gornal Athletic v Wellington Amateurs Tues 27th Feb.

                                         

                                          ROUND THREE.

                  Tipton Town v Wolverhampton Casuals. Wed 21st Feb.

           Stone Old Alleynians v OJM Black Country Rgrs. Tues 27th Feb

                                    Lichfield City v Paget Rangers Wed 21st Feb.

                     Gornal /Wellington Amts v Wton Sporting Comm.

                                     


The cheque presentation for season 2022/2 took place at the Beacon Centre

on 11th July where a cheque for £15000 was presented, photographs below.

The British football penalty kick record of 44, established in October during the JW Hunt Cup game between Old Wulfs and Lane Head has been broken in the north east. On Tuesday night Washington and Bedlington Terriers both Northern League Div Two Clubs clashed in the E.Armstong Memorial Cup First Round. The game ended 3-3 and went to penalties,54 were taken with Washington winning 17-16. 

To commemorate the British Record breaking JW Hunt Cup Penalty Shoot Out between Old Wulfs 19 and Lane Head 18 after 44 penalties, a plaque has been installed at the host ground AFC Wulfrunians. Click on "COMMEMORATIVE PLAQUE" in menu on left.              

After 90 minutes the score ended 3-3 and then to penalties.  After 44 penalties Old Wulfs won 19-18.

The World record for kicks in a penalty shootout is 48 in a 2005 Namibian Cup shootout win by KK Palace 17 against Civics 16.

31/10/20. MEMBERS OF THE JW HUNT CUP COMMITTEE WITH BEACON CEO LISA COWLEY AT OPENING OF JW HUNT CUP ROOM. THE CEREMONY IS IN RECOGNITION OF THE FUND RAISING BY THE JW HUNT CUP SINCE 1926.

NEWS 22/23.