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51. McCartney Tournament Taupo - A player's perspective

Calendar Icon  24 November 2013 Author Icon  Patrick Phegan Category Icon  Junior News
 
Each year on the last weekend of the October school holidays, the Taupo Football Club hosts the McCartney Tournament. Footballers from all over the North Island play in it, with 8-15th grade teams all playing lots of great football over two days. This year two teams from Petone Football Club - one from the 10th grade, and the 12th grade Settlers, t...

52. Register now for July Fun Football Holiday Programme

Calendar Icon  21 June 2017 Author Icon  Comms team Category Icon  Junior News
 
/span>   The Alliance Fire & Security Fun Football Holiday Programme is running these school holidays from Monday 17 July to Thursday 20 July (9.00-3.00pm)   Curtis Jones (Junior Director of Football) and helpers will be providing a range of fun activities and skill sessions each day on the artificial turf to help players develop new ski...

53. 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...

54. Jack Capstick

Calendar Icon  21 April 2012 Author Icon  John Bradbury Category Icon  Life Members
 
Elected 1980 Passed Away 1993 Jack Capstick, whose sports playing interests had been in cricket, table tennis and rugby, became actively involved with the Club in 1962 when, with his three sons playing, he joined the junior management committee. In that first year he managed the junior 4th (under 14) team and was also appointed a Hutt Valley selec...

55. 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...

56. Jimmy Campbell

Calendar Icon  30 April 2011 Author Icon  John Bradbury Category Icon  Life Members
 
Elected 1985 Passed Away 1988 Jimmy Campbell, born in Scotland in 1901, started adult life as a coalminer before in 1923 joining St Bernard’s, an Edinburgh club, on 2 pounds 10 shillings a week, plus a further 10 shillings for each game played and won.   In 1927, he emigrated to New Zealand and came straight to Petone, probably because of the...

57. Wally Hewitt

Calendar Icon  3 September 2011 Author Icon  John Bradbury Category Icon  Life Members
 
Elected 1965 Passed Away 2011 Wally Hewitt was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1925. At 17 years of age he played for Glentoran Olympic which was a feeder team for Glentoran in the Irish League.   In October 1948 he emigrated to New Zealand and joined the Petone club in 1949. A tall, rangy player affectionately known as ‘the big lad’, ...

58. Sue Pickering

Calendar Icon  20 April 2013 Author Icon  John Bradbury Category Icon  Life Members
 
Elected 2008 Sue joined the club in 1972 as a junior player and, the following year, as a 15 year old, she was a member of the club’s first women’s team playing in the Wellington Women’s Football Association competition. She was in the 1st team through until 1980.   She joined the club’s Women’s Committee in 1976 for three years, duri...

59. Petone FC appoint High Performance and Junior Football Directors for 2017

Calendar Icon  22 December 2016 Author Icon  Comms team Category Icon  Club News
 
The future of junior and youth football at Petone FC is looking bright with the recent appointments of Scott Easthope as High Performance Director and Curtis Jones as Director of Junior Football. “We are very excited to have Scott and Curtis join us for the upcoming season”, says Andy Badrick, club chairman.  “Their appointments mean our jun...

60. David McKissock

Calendar Icon  14 May 2011 Author Icon  John Bradbury Category Icon  Life Members
 
Elected 1970 Passed Away 1985 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 the inside right position, where his slightly built frame (1.7 m and 60 kgs), tricky footwork, and body swerve...