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1. 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 ...

2. Andy McVean

Calendar Icon  20 August 2011 Author Icon  John Bradbury Category Icon  Life Members
 
Elected 1956 Passed Away 1974 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 indee...

3. 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...

4. League Centurions

Calendar Icon  3 June 2012 Author Icon  Jeff Bell Category Icon  Honours Board
 
First Team League Appearances 1934 Peter McVean 107 +   2009 Flora Nielsen 174   1935 Jimmy Campbell 102 +   2012 Nadine Bowen 142   1937 Syd Haines 162 + 1937 Andy Leslie 173 + 1938 Dave Craig 117 + 1959 Dave McKissock 105 ++ 1965 Rolf Stephan 106 ++ 1965 Alan Kearton 1...

5. The 1940s - The Fall and the Rise

Calendar Icon  26 August 2013 Author Icon  John Bradbury Category Icon  History
 
After the grand success of winning the Division One championship in 1939, Petone had a mixed season in 1940, the Petone Borough’s centennial year. The team lost most first round games but then had an unbeaten run in the second round of matches. But World War II was starting to impact on the club with players that had enlisted in the armed forces ...

6. Andy Leslie

Calendar Icon  16 April 2011 Author Icon  John Bradbury Category Icon  Life Members
 
Elected 1945 Passed Away 1964 Andy Leslie has been a household name in Petone since the 1970s, as Petone’s home-grown All Black captain. But the name was also very prominent from 1928 through to 1945, when Andy Leslie snr was an outstanding player for what was our very successful1st team.   Andy Leslie was in fact the first person to be appoi...

7. Petone FC Timeline

Calendar Icon  23 April 2014 Author Icon  Jeff Bell Category Icon  History
 
1889 - 1948 1889   First inter-club match in Wellington: Petone Wanderers 2 beat Wellington Rovers 0 1889   First match in Petone: 22 June at Gear’s Paddock - Petone Wanderers v Wellington Rovers 1890   Wellington Football Association formed on 15 May 1891   Petone Wanderers wins the inaugural Wellington Champion...