Connect Sports

Willis Mullin, Aarron Elliot, Chris Elliman, Noel McWhriter, Matt Brysdon, Anthony Smith, Nick Wilkes, Marcus John, Phillip Dore, Vernon Dore, Simon Jones. Nathan Smith, Desmond Cutchey, Aaron Mullin, Wayne Lees, Martin Lees,BenJamin Sutton

Club Details

Ground:

Ackers Football Pitches, Golden Hillock Road, B11 2PY

Secretary:

Willis Mullin

Tel No:

07920 403084

First Kit:

Green-Black-Black

Second Kit:

Yellow-Black-Yellow

Year Formed:

1979

Honours:

Division One Champions 1982,1983, 1985 & 2003 (as Calvary); Division Two Cup Winners 2013/14 (as Connect); Division Two Runners up 2013/14

Player of the Year:

2015 Adam Ricketts
2014 Martin Lees
2013 ??
2012 Richard Ricketts
2011 Richard Ricketts
2010 Richard Ricketts
2009 Dan Smith
2008 Aaron Mullin
2007 Aaron Mullin
2006 Dan Lynch
2005 Richard James

Top Scorer:

2014/15 Richard Ricketts (28)
2013/14 Martin Lees (27)
2012 Richard Ricketts (19)
2011 Richard Ricketts (18)
2010 Richard Ricketts (23)
2009 Dan Smith (11)
2008 Tim Oruye (14)
2007 Tim Oruye (6)
2006 Adam Ricketts (8)
2005 Jamie Hunter (8)

Club History:

Formerly known as Calvary and Calvary Temple, they are one of the oldest and most successful clubs in the League. There are many long-standing connections from the seventies who include: Willis Mullin, Bradford Ricketts, Herbert Rose, Dave Lakin, Vernon and Athol Dore. Some of these people have much younger family members now playing for the team. Calvary won the League three times in the early eighties, but as with many teams, the results then petered out. The club were founder members of the Youth Alive Central League, which they did exceptionally well in, until it eventually folded and Calvary returned. League position improved year on year after their return in 1990/2000, I think. Calvary were promoted in their first season and eventually won the League in 2003 after a tight tussle with Halesowen Zion. Results have taken a dip since their win in 03 and the King's narrowly avoided relegation this year. Ed Walker June 2006

A poor season in 2006/7 by King's usual high standards saw them relegated after finishing on just thirteen points, seven points adrift at the bottom of the table. I would add however, that King's seemed to be undone by an inability to score goals rather than a complete inepitude. I'm sure they will bounce back. Ed Walker summer 2007.

2008 and King's appear to be back on the rails. They finished third in Division Two, the last of the promotion places, losing just four of their twenty-two league games, scoring a commendable eighty goals. A disappointing Cup campaign, although they had a tough draw in Group C with Clarendon, Amblecote, Chawn and City. King's also entered the National Cup and did well. The progress made in the said cup, combined with some weather cancellations meant that King's had many games to make up. Despite some slippage, King's came through and subject to ratification at the AGM, will be playing Division One football again next season. Ed Walker June 2008.

May 2009: Again, an improvement on last year returns King's to where they belong: In the upper echelons of WMCFL. Whilst King's did finish miles behind the top two, they were top of the chasing pack and third in Division One. Form came and went during the season, but there were more of the better games than the poorer ones. Still no League Cup.

King's fortunes were mixed over the next few seasons, mid-table, fourth and then relegated as they just missed out on retaining their Division One status. Willis and Vernon are winners though and have played in and managed a succession of sides who have not only competed at the highest level but won the league several times.

They'll be back.

 Photo Name
Darryl Brandy
Martin Lees
Dan Lynch
Adam Ricketts
Richard Ricketts
Ben Sutton

 

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