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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. Jan Hilton

Calendar Icon  3 August 2018 Author Icon  Executive Committee Category Icon  Club News
 
It is with sadness that we acknowledge the passing of Janice (Jan) Hilton, wife of former life member Tony Hilton, who passed away earlier this week. The Executive Committee and club members extend our sincere condolences to Philip and Mary, Steve and Jane and families for their loss.   The Hilton family has a long association with Petone FC dat...

13. 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 ...

14. John Bradbury

Calendar Icon  3 January 2018 Author Icon  Campbell Sutherland Category Icon  Club News
 
It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I advise of the passing of John Bradbury on 31 December.John dedicated over 60 years to , joining as a seven year old and became involved in club administration from the age of 16. He had a long and distinguished playing career for Petone making over 170 first team league appearances. John was elected...

15. 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...

16. Steve Minogue

Calendar Icon  2 June 2012 Author Icon  John Bradbury Category Icon  Life Members
 
Elected 1986 Passed Away 2018 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 inaugur...

17. 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...

18. 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...

19. 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...

20. 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...