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1. Life Members

Calendar Icon  3 June 2012 Author Icon  Jeff Bell Category Icon  Honours
 
Life Membership of the Petone Football Club is awarded in recognition of long and considerable service to the Club. Over the coming First Team home games we will be acknowledging our Life Members by publishing a brief bio about them and their contribution to the Club.   This week we are proud to be able to recognise the contributions of the late...

2. Life Member: Dave McKissock

Calendar Icon  3 June 2012 Author Icon  Jeff Bell Category Icon  Honours
 
After each home game we publish a brief biography of one of our Life Members. This week we are proud to add Dave McKissock to our page.   Dave was born in 1923 in Kilmarnock, Scotland. He joined Petone in 1949 after a season with Railways, in which he had also played four games for New Zealand against Australia. He became captain of Petone from...

3. Life Member: Phil Pickering

Calendar Icon  8 June 2012 Author Icon  Jeff Bell Category Icon  Honours
 
This week we are proud to add Phil Pickering to the list of Life Member articles.   Phil was elected to life membership in 1989 in acknowledgement of his having been a player, a coach, and administrator for 31 years, but more particularly for the huge amount of work that Phil had crammed into the last 21 of those years.   To read more about P...

4. Life Member: Otto Hilton

Calendar Icon  3 June 2012 Author Icon  Jeff Bell Category Icon  Honours
 
Otto Hilton was born in 1912 and went on to play senior club football in Austria and Czechoslovakia, representing the Czech Army team in 1936-39. He emigrated to New Zealand from a war-threatened Europe in 1939 and, after a period of refereeing, joined Petone in 1950 –attracted by the club’s Chatham Cup winning performances of the previous year...

5. New Life Member

Calendar Icon  4 December 2012 Author Icon  Craig Deadman Category Icon  Honours
 
I have great pleasure in announcing that Ray Bell was awarded Life Membership at last week's AGM. Ray joins a very elite group and this honour was thoroughly deserved. On behalf of the Management Committee, other Life Members and the entire club, congratulations Ray on this wonderful achievement and thank you for your outstanding contribution to Pe...

6. Life Member: Steve Minogue

Calendar Icon  3 June 2012 Author Icon  Jeff Bell Category Icon  Honours
 
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’ club committee ...

7. Life Member: John Bradbury

Calendar Icon  13 July 2012 Author Icon  Jeff Bell Category Icon  Honours
 
From 1965, John made regular 1st team appearances. The start of the Central League in 1968 and its good record-keeping saw him become the first Petone player to reach 100 Central League games and just the fifth player in the Central Regional League to record 100 games for one club.   To read more about John's continued and invaluable contributio...

8. Life Member: Graham Hickling

Calendar Icon  28 July 2012 Author Icon  Jeff Bell Category Icon  Honours
 
In 2003, Graham was elected a Life Member in recognition of both the extent and the intensity of his contribution both while an elected club official for 20 years and in other years; a junior coach for more than 10 years; and a player for some 27 years. Graham has always been a major contributor to the club, undertaking so many tasks and usually in...

9. 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...

10. Life Member: Arthur Hilton

Calendar Icon  3 June 2012 Author Icon  Jeff Bell Category Icon  Honours
 
Arthur arrived in New Zealand with his brother Otto in 1939, overcoming all sorts of difficulty to get here. Once in the country, their talents in the production of grease saw them set up a company to manufacture special grease that helped the railways run during the war, and in the 1950s this company moved to Seaview.   To read more about Arthu...