HISTORY OF THE DEWAR SHIELD

The Dewar Shield is the largest in size within the Alliance, only the Premier Division Winners Shield comes close to it in comparison. This Trophy was presented to the Woolwich Alliance, as it was known then in 1905, by the sports minded baronet, Sir Thomas John Dewar. It is one of a number but possibly the best preserved of the trophies he presented in that and succeeding years.

In 1974 when Albert Stammers became Chairman of the Woolwich & District Sunday Football League, he contacted the Dewar Company who showed great interest, and in fact completely refurbished the Shield, by inscribing the names of many winners, among whom were Charlton Athletic FC in 1909 to the centre plaque, and providing the League with sufficient individual discs to last another 25 years.

This Shield, considered to be by many the most prestige trophy of the League, is contested by all member clubs. Unfortunately most of the lower division teams are eliminated early in this competition but consider it an honour to compete and wish to continue to do so.

The WESFA inherited this magnificent trophy when the two Leagues (Woolwich & District SFL & Eltham & District SFL) merged back in early 2006. 

Honours List: 

1905-1906 = Felstead FC

1906-1907 = New Beckton FC

1907-1908 = New Beckton FC

1908-1909 = New Beckton FC

1909-1910 = Charlton Athletic  

1910-1911 = Charlton Athletic

1911-1912 = North Woolwich Claremont

1912-1913 = Charlton Athletic

1913-1914 = North Woolwich Claremont

1914-1918 = The Great War

1919-1920 = Woodside FC

1920-1921 = Woolwich Labour Institute

1921-1922 = Woolwich Labour Institute

1922-1923 = Woodside & Bostall Athletic (shared) 

1923-1924 = Woolwich Oddfellows

1924-1925 = Plumstead Radical Club

1925-1926 = no competition

1926-1927 = St Francis

1927-1928 = Manor Invicta

1928-1929 = Woolwich Borough Council

1929-1930 = Danson Athletic

1930-1931 = Charlton Villa

1931-1932 = Charlton Villa

1932-1933 = Domalac FC

1933-1934 = no competition

1934-1935 = no competition

1935-1936 = Old Vics

1936-1937 = no competition

1938-1945 = World War II

1946-1947 = no competition

1947-1948 = Eltham Rovers

1948-1949 = West Kent

1949-1950 = Callender Athletic

1950-1951 = Kings Park

1951-1952 = Kings Park

1952-1953 = Park Sports

1953-1954 = Gorman Rovers

1954-1955 = Danson Royals

1955-1956 = Whitbread House

1956-1957 = Whitworth Athletic

1957-1958 = Whitworth Athletic

1958-1959 = St Michaels Rangers

1959-1960 = Plumstead Radical Club

1960-1961 = Palmers United

1961-1962 = Palmers United

1962-1963 = Palmers United

1963-1964 = Town Social

1964-1965 = Coldharbour Crest

1965-1966 = no competition

1966-1967 = AEI Woolwich

1967-1968 = AEI Woolwich

1968-1969 = Picardy Old Boys

1969-1970 = Picardy Old Boys

1970-1971 = Orchard Athletic

1971-1972 = Maryon Park

1972-1973 = Orchard Athletic

1973-1974 = Redway Social

1974-1975 = Newbridge

1975-1976 = no competition

1976-1977 = Rotherhithe Athletic

1977-1978 = Two Seven Nine

1978-1979 = North Heath Social

1979-1980 = Rochester Way Social

1980-1981 = Blackheath Celtic

1981-1982 = Evan Cook FC

1982-1983 = Lewisham Way

1983-1984 = Two Seven Nine

1984-1985 = Oxford Sports

1985-1986 = Marron FC

1986-1987 = Samuel Montague

1987-1988 = Hewitts Farm

1988-1989 = Lakeside FC

1989-1990 = Moves

1990-1991 = Foresters

1991-1992 = Hewitts Farm

1992-1993 = no competition

1993-1994 = Woolacombe

1994-1995 = Southeast 94 'B' 

1995-1996 = no competition

1996-1997 = no competition

1997-1998 = Brentons Coaches

1998-1999 = Southeast 94

1999-2000 = Sabanoh 97

2000-2001 = Westminster Arms

2001-2002 = Brentons Coaches

2002-2003 = Polyweights 'A' 

2003-2004 = Springhill United 'A' 

2004-2005 = Barnes Eagles

2005-2006 = Polyweights 'A' 

2006-2007 = Polyweights 'A' 

2007-2008 = Charlton United

2008-2009 = Woolwich 90

2009-2010 = Charlton United

2010-2011 = Bostall Old Boys

2011-2012 = Sabanoh 97

2012-2013 = Belvedere Royals

2013-2014 = Thames Borough

2014-2015 = Springhill United

2015-2016 = Sabanoh 97