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81. John Bradbury

Calendar Icon  14 July 2012 Author Icon  Various Contributors Category Icon  Life Members
 
Elected 1975 Passed Away 2017 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 ph...

82. City's star heads across the harbour

Calendar Icon  18 January 2014 Author Icon  Hutt News Category Icon  Senior News
 
A former top striker in the national football league aims to head Petone in the right direction next season.   As the newly-appointed Director of Men's Football, Graham Little will coach the Petone club's Central League and Under-19 teams.   It's not that Petone were unhappy with his predecessor. Club chairman Craig Deadman said Mark Forster ...

83. 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...

84. 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’, ...

85. 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...

86. 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...

87. Campbell Sutherland

Calendar Icon  18 August 2012 Author Icon  John Bradbury Category Icon  Life Members
 
Elected 1998 Campbell played his junior and representative football at Stop Out and then joined our club in 1973. He played as a full back in the second team for many years before moving into the third team and then finishing his playing career in the Pet Shop Boys team.   At the1973 Annual General Meeting (AGM), he was elected to the Managemen...

88. 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...

89. Phil Pickering

Calendar Icon  9 June 2012 Author Icon  John Bradbury Category Icon  Life Members
 
Elected 1989 Phil joined the club’s junior ranks in 1959 and went on to represent Hutt Valley from under 12 through to under 16 age groups from 1962 through to 1967.   As a 17 year old, he became a junior team coach (and ‘Mr Pickering’ to a wide range of youngsters) for about 10 years, and was also a junior management committee member (in...