Wolves TFC Crowned UK Club League Division One Champions.

Sunday 14th of November 2021 will be remembered as a very special day for Wolves TFC for many years to come. The reason, Well, just a small matter of them being crowned the first-ever champions of the newly formed UK Club League Championship. On Saturday 13th of November, Justin Scott, Richard Badger, Mick Hammonds and Justin Finch arrived at the Brooklyn Bar & Billiards club in Redhill along with eleven other clubs from England, Scotland and Wales in an attempt to win the new competition. 

 

The format for this competition which is hoped to become an annual event consisted of a first round containing 3 groups of 4 teams, with the teams playing one another once. The top two teams of each group qualified for Division One, whilst the bottom two played in Division Two. Again in each division, teams would face each other once.

Wolves TFC was drawn in Group One along with Solent, Kent Invicta and Stanway. Two wins over Solent (4-0) and Kent (3-0) made sure Wolves TFC would be in Division One for the second stage which would start later in the afternoon. A 1-3 loss to Stanway meant it was a second place finish in the group. Wolves TFC opened their Division One account with a loss to Harrow Hawks (1-2) before ending the day on a high with victory over Cardiff Bluebirds (3-1). 

Day two started of in fantastic style with a 2-1 victory over White Star before grabbing a 1-1 draw with Dundee United TFC. Wolves went into the final game against Stanway focused on the games in hand rather on what was required. Wolves won 4-0 and now had to wait to see where they finished. The awards were announced in reverse order starting with Division 2 runners up, Glasgow and Divison 2 winners Kent Invicta. In Division 1, third place was Harrow while Dundee Utd were called out in second leaving the Wolves lads in shock. Then the anouncement came out that the first ever winners of the UK Club League were WOLVERHAMPTON!  Yes Wolves TFC was UK Club League Division One Champions for 2021, An exceptional acheivement.

Speaking after the event, Club Chairman Justin Scott said "For us to be victorious in such a high-quality tournament, like this, is just amazing.  The club's best moment so far.  Thanks to the event organisers for their hard work and to all the players who played the game in the right spirit.  A brilliant weekend overall and an incredible result for us!”.

Richard Badger later stated " This has to go down as the biggest thing I have achieved in Subbuteo, I was playing for a fantastic club with three fantastic lads. We came into this event thinking it would be amazing if we were to pull of a shock and win it. To go on and do exactly that is mind-blowing. Wolves Aye We!!!!!

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The Roy Holden Trophy Returns For 2021

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The fourth Roy Holden Trophy Event will be coming to the Electric Club once again this November. The event was not held last year due to the Covid 19 outbreak and Wolves TFC was determined not to miss it again this year.

The event will be played to FISTF rules and will be registered with WASPA. The event will be £10 per player (free for Under 18's) and will include food.  In 2019 the Curry, Rice and Chips went down quite well and we are sure what ever is on the menu this time will get the same reaction. The menu will be confirmed nearer the time.

 

Payment for the event is required via PayPal in order to register. There are 32 places are available and early registry is recommended, as this event is very popular.

Please contact Wolves TFC to check spaces are available and to obtain the PayPal details. The Registry will close 3 days before the event to allow time for the draw and fixtures to be prepared.

Back In Full Swing With A Brand New Twist

On Sunday 27th June, Wolves TFC met up for the first time after a long break away due to the covid 19 pandemic. There was nine players who turned up for the opener which included the ESA chairnman Justin Finch. A great night was had with some great table football played, a little bit of friendly banter and of course due to us now playing at the Wolverhampton Electric club a couple of drinks. Since then the club have missed just one Sunday due to England breaking all English fans hearts once again. The club has gained some new members and with it a new system for the season ahead. The club has decided to break away from the League format due to many seasons where players have not fulfilled their fixtures. Instead the club will hold mini tournaments where players will be rewarded points for where they finish in the competition. The new format has run for the past two weeks and seems to be a hit.

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Same Old Club, Brand New Venue

Wolverhampton TFC are back in business on Sunday 27th June 2021 after a long break due to covid. During the lockdown we were forced to look for a new venue after the Poynings became unavailable. However following a couple of visits to two different locations we are pleased to announce we are going to run from the Electric Club in Chaple Ash. We have run a few tournaments there in the past but this time we will be using one of the smaller rooms downstairs. We have also been and had a look at the Mayfair club in Dudley and once they open up we will plan to run a few Waspa events there.

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Subbuteo News Is Back

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Subbuteo News was a popular magazine for all Subbuteo players during the '70s and '80s. The magazine was full of up-to-date news plus results and league tables from around the UK. Well now the ESA (English Subbuteo Association) has brought the magazine back. The magazine will be available to all ESA members via a PDF download on the ESA website. The first edition is now out which includes a feature of our very own club along with articles by Justin Finch, Bob Varney, and Mike Dent.

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Website Back Up And Running

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During the current Covid lockdown, the club's website site went offline for a few months. With news coming out that it may soon be possible to start playing Subbuteo again, we have been working behind the scenes to get things back up and running. One of the first things we have done is to get the website back up and tidy it up a bit. The mobile version is the one that needs the most work and is starting to look a lot better.  

Wolves TFC Make The Sports Pages

Wolves TFC have appeared in the sports pages of two local newspapers during 2020 following the club's trips to Portugal and Scotland. The Express And Star published an article on Wednesday 12th February 2020 while their sister paper, The Chronicle Week did one eight days later. You can read the full article for the Express & Star by clicking on the 'Subbuteo stars flick their way into Europe' pic.

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