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When Walsall Wesleyans won the league

By rob taylor  |  Posted: November 01, 2012

The church football team.

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LOCAL churches and chapels supported numerous football and other sports teams in the early days of organised sport in the Black Country, and here we see one such group of footballers from the Walsall area.

This was Centenary Wesley FC, in season 1926/27.

Unfortunately, we have no names for the players shown, but we do know that this side won the Walsall district league that season, ahead of Rushall and Birchills Prims.

Centenary Wesley were also runners up in the League Cup, to Wednesbury Town, losing 2-1 at Rusahll in the final.

Centenary Wesley was located in Queen Street, Walsall, with the Centenary Wesley School in John Street, caterinmg for 395 children.

Can readers name any of the players shown?

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  • Black Country Bugle User  |  November 09 2012, 10:12AM

    Walsall Wood Fc originally Ebenezer Primitive Methodist FC..certainly by 1920s..they might be able to help. Good luck