Saturday 9 July 2016 |
Clapton Football Club will be hosting an annual competition called the Walter Tull Cup, to honour and celebrate Clapton’s and England’s first black professional outfield footballer, Walter Daniel John Tull. We will be hosting The Walter Tull Cup in his honour, to symbolise what can be achieved even in adversity. Walter was in a children’s home when spotted by Clapton and given his first chance in professional football. He played here at the Old Spotted Dog Stadium over a hundred years ago. It is, therefore, only fitting that this competition is held here where Walter played his first professional football match.
Clapton is very proud to have such a rich history of talent and achievement considering we also won the FA Cup five times more than many of today’s famous football clubs, we were also the first team to play in Europe. And this was all achieved here at the Spotted Dog Stadium.
The inaugural Walter Tull Cup will take place on Saturday 9 July 2016. The teams will include Hackney Wick FC (who play in the Combined Counties League), AC London (who play in the Southern Counties East League) and Clapton FC (who play in the Essex Senior League).
The event will be on a league basis with the winner being the team topping the table after all matches played. Matches will be eleven aside with the winner of a match gets 3 points, a draw is 1 point there is no point’s for losing. A team scoring three goals and more will be awarded an additional point. Each match is for duration of 30 minutes each way. The first match will KO at 12.30pm
This will be an opportunity to see the new developments at the Old Spotted Dog, achieved with little money but a lot of commitment and support. We are hoping to have a Clapton carnival atmosphere with a barbecue, jerk chicken, hot dogs and more. Please come and greet old friends, meet new ones and prepare for the new season by meeting the Clapton team and management.
Don’t forget, the event will start at 12.30pm on 9 July, entry fee will be £4 and concessions £2.
First match Clapton Vs AC London KO 12.30pm, second match AC London Vs Hackney Wick KO 2.30pm final game Clapton Vs Hackney Wick KO 4.30pm, presentation 5.45pm