Category: Sports Clubs
Address: Banks's Stadium, Bescot Crescent, Walsall, West Midlands, WS1 4SA
Landline: 01922 6...
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Walsall Football Club
THE SADDLERS have enjoyed a rich history since the two leading clubs in Walsall, namely Walsall Swifts and Walsall Town, merged to form Walsall Town Swifts in 1888. Becoming Walsall in 1895, there have been many twists and turns, ups and downs over the years which all come together to make up our colourful past. BOTH Walsall Town (founded 1877) and Walsall Swifts (founded 1879) had been in existence for a number of years before, in the course of the 1887/88 season, it was decided to end their fierce local rivalry and amalgamate.
The new club got off to a rousing start; their opening game was the Final of the Birmingham Charity Cup against Aston Villa and over 500 Walsall fans made the journey to Perry Barr for the game, which ended all square after extra-time.
The first combined Walsall side contained five former Town players - Jones, Lee, Shaw, Cope and Wykes; and six former Swifts - Tracey, Reynolds, Morley, Morris, Tapper and Arrowsmith.