Zion Athletic

BACK ROW: Sam Crook, Oliver Morris, Peter Hingley, James Weston, Matthew Coley, Peter Allen, Scott Lloyd, Joshua Harris, James Gray, Samuel Abbiss, Tom Beech, Mark Hingley FRONT ROW: Shawn Davenport, Leon Naylor

Club Details

Ground:

Brown Westhead Park, Wolverley, DY10 3PX

Secretary:

Peter Barks

Tel No:

07501 683959

First Kit:

Cherry-Black-Cherry

Second Kit:

Green-White-Black

Year Formed:

2006

Honours:

League Cup Winners 2014; League Cup Runners Up 2011, 2012, 2013; Charity Cup Winners 2014

Player of the Year:

2014/15 (Joint Winners) Leon Naylor and Luke Marsh
2013/14 Leon Naylor
2012/13 Leon Naylor
2011/12 Jonathan Allen
2010/11 Matt Coley
2009/10 Jon Allen
2008/09 Jon Allen
2007/08 Jon Allen
2007 Jon Allen and Jon Taylor

Top Scorer:

2014/15 Leon Naylor (25)
2013/14 Leon Naylor (27)
2013 Shawn Devonport (18)
2012 Leon Naylor (14)
2011 Jimmy Cutler (24)
2010 Leon Naylor (10)
2009 Jon Taylor (12)
2008 Luke Peniket (17)
2007 Jon Taylor (14)

Club History:

Zion Athletic were the fourth club to be formed from the Zion Pentecostal church in Halesowen, following in the footsteps of Sporting Zion, AFC Zion and Halesowen Zion. This one was pretty much set up by former Calvary, Sporting Zion and Halesowen Zion player Jon Allen or Jallen to those who know him better.

Zion Athletic took with them a handful of players from the old Zion clubs. The 2006/7 season was certainly one to build on. Athletic started brightly and led the division two table early on, only to fade to a mid-table finish. They also had a very decent run in the Cup, qualifying second in their group, knocking out closest rivals and training partners Halesowen Zion. They were squeezed out in the quarter-final on penalties by eventual finalists Renewal Solihull after drawing the tie five-all after extra time, having led five-one. Ed Walker 2007.

Another season of promise followed in 2008 with Zion at time looking like a great team. They were solid at the back, whilst speedy and skillful going forward. Another mid-table finish for the Zion boys though. Ed Walker - June 2008

2009 saw Zion Athletic fulfil their potential and move into Division One despite a three point penalty imposed for an abandoned game. At times, Zion have looked a very capable side and if they can repeat these performances, they'll put their mark on Division One. However, they seemed to implode on the odd occasion, although it was rae; they only lost three matches in 08/09.

2011 and 2012 saw Zion Athletic get through to the Cup Final, only to be beaten by a dominant Clarendon team. League form was good in 2011, finishing sixth but patchy in 2012 only just avoiding relegation.

2013 saw a third consecutive cup final appearance and loss! A 3-1 loss to All Saints on this occasion which was married with another mid table finish for Zion Athletic.

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