Tividale Football and Social Club

Tividale F.C. was originally founded as the senior branch of Tividale Hall Youth Club F.C, playing in the Handsworth and District League from 1953 -1968.Tividale F.C entered the senior league from 1956 -1960. After two years without any league football, they joined the Warwickshire & West Midlands Alliance & had four highly successful seasons until 1966, when they joined the newly formed West Midlands (Regional) League, Division One.
In 1973 they won the Division One League and League Cup double gaining promotion into the Premier Division. 1974 saw Tividale move to their current ground in Packwood Road, naming it "The Beeches", after the British Waterways Official who granted the lease to the club.
The early years in the Premier Division were amongst the most successful in the club's history. In the 1975/1976 season the club enjoyed a superb F.A. Cup run reaching the 4th round, only to lose 3-2 at A.P. Leamington. In 1977 they won the Premier Division League Cup beating Alvechurch 1-0, and in the same season they won the Wednesbury Charity Cup.
During the 1980's the club's fortunes waned, and despite finishing runners-up in the Walsall Senior Cup in 1984 and finishing 6th in the Premier Division in 1985. Unfortunately a run of poor seasons followed. In 1991 the Manager and several players left the Club, and after four months the Club brought back Terry Jones who had managed the club in the 70's. In 1992 he guided Tividale to 3rd place in Division One, a season which saw the much needed floodlights erected. In 1993 Tividale finished Division One runners up and gained promotion back to the Premier Division, unfortunately this was also the year that the Midland Alliance was formed, and so in reality we were back to where we started.
Since then there have been giant strides on and off the pitch, with the 2001/2002 season under the management of Ross Hill proving to be one of Tividale's most successful for a long time with us finishing as runners up in both the West Midland {Regional} League Premier Division to Westfields also runners up in the Walsall Senior Cup. In the 2002/2003 season Tividale again reached the Walsall Senior Cup Final, this time beating Rochester 1-0 after extra time. Tividale introduced an Under 15's side in the 2005/2006 season and in their first season completed the league and cup double, and a Veteran's side that were runners up in the final of their cup competition also in their first season. The 2006/2007 season saw Tividale once again come runners up in the West Midland {Regional} League Premier Division, this time to Shifnal Town. In this season we also added an Under 18's side in the Midland Youth Floodlight League and an Under 17's & Under 12's sides in the Midland Junior Premier League.

Half way through the 2007/2008 season due to work commitments Ross Hill appointed Dean Whitehouse as his assistant. Ross eventually handed over the reigns to Dean at the end of that season. The 2009/2010 season saw a complete overhaul with the back room staff. Dean appointed Stuart Scriven and Mark Simms as his assistants, with Richard Upton, Richus White and Chris Walwyn as his coaches. The following season saw the Boot room completed with Helen Macaskill joining our Physio of over 25 years John Cotton in the treatment room.

The 2010/2011 season will always go down in history as our most successful season ever. Under Dean's leadership we absolutely ran away with the West Midlands (Regional) League Premier Division, winning it by 11 points and with that came promotion to the Midland Football Alliance, were we now play our league football. In the 2010/2011 season we also won the league cup beating Wolverhampton Casuals 4-1 in the final. So becoming the first team since 2005 to do the West Midlands (Regional) League Premier Division double

Off the pitch, we have also built new changing rooms, a boardroom and had the Social Club completely refurbished, and it doesn't stop there. We will not rest on our laurels and even now the work is ongoing and we are now aiming to move even further up the league pyramid.