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21. 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...

22. 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 ...

23. 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...

24. NZ u20 Trials

Calendar Icon  26 June 2012 Author Icon  Jeff Bell Category Icon  Player News
 
Congratulations to four of our First Team lads who have been selected for the Wellington trials for the NZ u20 squad on Tuesday 3 July at Wakefield Park. They are Cameron Blair, Mitchell Blair, Daniel Clarke and Sam Pickering. I'm sure you will all join us in wishing them the best of luck.   You can see the full list of trialists ....

25. NZ u17 Trials

Calendar Icon  1 July 2012 Author Icon  Jeff Bell Category Icon  Player News
 
On top of our lads selected for NZ u20 trials, we are pleased to announce Jordan Pickering and Reed Collingwood have been invited for NZ u17 trials at Wakefield Park on 5 and 6 July. As always we wish them the best of luck.   You can see the full list of trialists ....

26. 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...

27. 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...

28. Petone - The Home of Wellington Football

Calendar Icon  26 August 2013 Author Icon  John Bradbury Category Icon  History
 
Petone was at the heart of the beginnings of football in the Wellington region. The Petone Wanderers club played and won the first ever match (against Wellington Rovers) in 1889 and hosted the second match, also against Rovers, at a pitch virtually on the site of Petone Pak‘nSave, one of our sponsors.   A year later, the Wellington Football As...

29. 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...

30. 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 ...