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Wolverhampton Sporting
Wolverhampton Sporting Community F.C. logo.png
Full name Wolverhampton Sporting Community Football Club
Nickname(s) Wolves Sporting
Founded 2001
Ground Pride Park
Chairman John Quarry
Manager Francino Francis
League West Midlands (Regional) League Premier Division
2018–19 Midland League Premier Division, 20th of 20 (relegated)

Wolverhampton Sporting Community Football Club is a football club originally formed in Wolverhampton, but currently based in Great Wyrley, the club competes in the West Midlands (Regional) League Premier Division. Originally formed as Chubb Sports F.C. they lost their home club and pitches due to the Chubb lock and safe factory closing down and being sold for housing. The club then changed its name to Heath Town Rangers, the name and badge was chosen by the players in 2001.

The club changed its name from Heath Town Rangers to its present name midway through the 2010–11 season.

History

The club entered the West Midlands (Regional) League in 2005–06 competing in the youth league. The next season they entered their first team into Division Two and in the 2006–07 season the club won the Division Two title and also claimed the Youth League title. In 2007–08 season they entered a reserve team into Division Two and the Heath Town Rangers first team gained promotion from Division One into the Premier Division by finishing in third place. They also won the Staffordshire Challenge Cup in the same season. In their first season in the Premier Division they finished eighth and reached the final of the League Cup which was postponed and never played. Part way through the 2010–11 season the club changed its name from Heath Town Rangers to Wolverhampton Sporting Community Football Club. Sporting won the 2017–18 West Midlands (Regional) League Premier Division double, finishing the league with a total of 104 points and beating Black Country Rangers 3-0 in the Premier Cup Final. They gained promotion into the Midland Football League following their league victory.

For the 2018-19 season Sporting hired Steve Hinks as manager, however, he left the club bottom of the Midland Football League to take over at Nuneaton Borough, for Hinks's replacement, the club hired former Black Country Rangers boss, Wayne Spicer, in December 2018. Spicer's first game in charge was a 1-1 draw away against Worcester City.

Ground

Following a period of ground-sharing at the Cottage Ground, the current home of Wednesfield F.C., Sporting moved to Pride Park, Great Wyrley, in 2014. The ground itself has two stands which are both at the clubhouse end of the pitch at either corner flag, the stand on the left has rows of benches which have been painted in the colours of the club, while the stand on the right has proper seats in it, standing is available round all other sides of the pitch. The ground also has floodlights and a viewing balcony. Catering is covered on the second floor of the clubhouse with a full bar and catering facility.

Current squad

No. Position Player
England GK Connor Hopkins (on loan from Sutton Coldfield Town)
England GK Ryan Pratt
England GK Dale Faultless
England DF Jonathon Ashfall
England DF Kyle Burke
England DF Stefan Cameron
England DF Aboudalahi Ceesay
England DF Ben Douglas
England DF Sufyan Zia
England MF Abdulhamid Chouchane
England MF Dominic Dell
England MF Mitchell Evans
No. Position Player
England MF Kartell O'Neil-Martin
England MF Dan Scragg
England MF Shaun Smith
England MF Bilal Yafai
England MF Umar Zaman
England FW Roland Agbor
England FW Taylor Allen
England FW Kieron Clarke
England FW Daniel Dubidat
England FW Jake Healy
England FW Taimoor Hussain
England FW Adam Skeldon

Coaching staff

Position Name
Head Coach England Wayne Spicer
Assistant Head Coach Republic of Ireland Graham Ward
First Team Coach England Thomas Albutt
Goalkeeping Coach England John Davies
Goalkeeping Coach England Huzefa Vorajee
Fitness Coach Vacant
Physiotherapist England Pav Gill
Performance Analyst Czech Republic Jan Reis
Technical Director England Obayed Hussain

Honours

League

West Midlands (Regional) League Premier Division

  • Champions (1): 2017-18

West Midlands (Regional) League Division Two

  • Champions (1): 2006-07

West Midlands (Regional) League Youth League

  • Champions (1): 2006-07
Cup

Staffordshire Challenge Cup

  • Champions (1): 2008

West Midlands (Regional) League Premier Cup

  • Champions (1): 2018
  • Runners-up (1): 2016
  • Finalists (1): 2009 - Game Abandoned (Never Replayed)

Records

FA Vase: Fifth Round 2017–18

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