Life Member: Andy McVean

  3 June 2012   Jeff Bell   Honours

Andy McVean's association with Petone was an unusual but very long-standing one. Unusual in the sense that rather than being a player, he was a youthful trainer of the 1928 and 1930 Chatham Cup winning teams, which both included his much more well-known brother Peter McVean. Peter was the teams’ goalkeeper and indeed he represented Wellington in that position between 1925 and 1934.


Andy can be seen proudly standing in the official photograph of the 1930 Chatham Cup winning team. Such was his commitment to the role, it was not until 36 years later that he retired from being the club's masseur. The trainer role for Andy was not about getting players fit; it was about massage – tending to muscle soreness, tightness and injury generally.


To read more about Andy's contribution to the Club please visit the Life Members page.