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11. Life Member: Tony Hilton

Calendar Icon  3 June 2012 Author Icon  Jeff Bell Category Icon  Honours
 
Tony Hilton joined the club in 1952 and played as goalkeeper for the junior 6th (under 12) team. Tony’s uncle Otto was at that time on the club’s management committee, and his father, Arthur, also joined that committee in 1954. Tony played junior football for 4 years and later also filled in for lower grade men’s teams while he was at college...

12. Life Member: Andy McVean

Calendar Icon  3 June 2012 Author Icon  Jeff Bell Category Icon  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 ...

13. Congratulations to our newest members of the 1st Team Centurions Club

Calendar Icon  17 May 2013 Author Icon  Jeff Bell Category Icon  Honours
 
Thanks to everyone who supported our Old Timers’ Day last Saturday. The Clubrooms were full for most of the afternoon and the entertainment later in the evening capped off a great day. It was a pleasure to see tankards presented to five former players among those who achieved 100 or more 1st team league games many years ago. This was made possibl...

14. Steve Minogue

Calendar Icon  2 June 2012 Author Icon  John Bradbury Category Icon  Life Members
 
Elected 1986 Steve joined the club as a nine-year-old in 1960, playing his first game on the then newly commissioned Memorial Park No. 1 ground. He soon found his niche as a left wing and moved through the age grades until commencing senior football in 1968.   In 1971 Steve started in administration as secretary of the inaugural supporters’ c...

15. Ray Bell

Calendar Icon  4 May 2013 Author Icon  John Bradbury Category Icon  Life Members
 
Elected 2012 Ray joined the club in 1976 and played through to 2010 for various teams including the 3rds, 4ths, and the Pet Shop Boys, and then was a founding member of our first Masters’ team, which he also managed for 2 years.   Within weeks of joining the club, Ray joined the Supporters’ Club Committee and became its Secretary in 1980 an...

16. 2014 Winter Season : Week 16

Calendar Icon  25 July 2014 Author Icon  Sam Boyd Category Icon  Club News
 
Cancellations had a fair say (was it really that bad?) and the Women kept on soaring! Let's boil the jug, grab the Tim Tams (you can have 2 max, 3 if you didn't have much for dinner) and peruse the Weekly Review!   Central League Grant Plumbing Petone faced Miramar at David Farrington Park and boy it looked liked the Blues had it for a time the...

17. The Golden Years at Petone

Calendar Icon  26 August 2013 Author Icon  John Bradbury Category Icon  History
 
In 1927 Jim Campbell, a Scottish immigrant who had played professional football in Edinburgh, joined the club which was then in the Senior B division. He was a robust centre half (centre back these days) with a booming voice and he dominated opposing forwards. Within three months of his arrival he was selected straight from club football to play fo...

18. Graham Hickling

Calendar Icon  28 July 2012 Author Icon  John Bradbury Category Icon  Life Members
 
Elected 2003 Graham joined club in 1958 as an 8 year old. He played in a team of boys who were coached by Dick Whittington right through until moving into senior football in 1967. Graham was selected in Hutt Valley under 14 and 16 age group teams.   He went on to play mainly second team football, although he did make 5 Central League appearance...

19. 2014 Winter Season : Week 19

Calendar Icon  14 August 2014 Author Icon  Sam Boyd Category Icon  Club News
 
Our First team is starting to get a bit of a wet sail, the Reserves are getting some well deserved wins, Tall Poppy Petone fancy a big cup run and the Juniors keep on scoring and smiling! It’s time to grab the last week and review it!   Central League At the earlier kick off time of 1pm, Grant Plumbing Petone took on Napier City Rovers at Mem...

20. John Bradbury

Calendar Icon  14 July 2012 Author Icon  Various Contributors Category Icon  Life Members
 
Elected 1975 John joined the club as a 7 year old in 1953. He was given a half-game each week in the under-12s or junior 6th grade, (our only other team were under-16s), coached by 1949 “Settlers” fullback Bob Reid. John's father managed the side and John’s major contribution was (at a time when many people didn’t have phones) cycling to G...