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61. Director of Men's Football Appointment

Calendar Icon  3 November 2013 Author Icon  Sam Boyd Category Icon  Club News
 
Petone FC is very pleased to announce Graham Little as our new Director of Men's Football for the 2014/2015 seasons. Graham has an impressive record in Wellington football, both from his playing days and in coaching.   We wish him all the very best and much success for the upcoming seasons. Welcome to Petone, Graham....

62. All Whites Legends Lunch

Calendar Icon  6 November 2013 Author Icon  Jeff Bell Category Icon  Events
 
The TAB All Whites Legends Lunch celebrates the outstanding achievements of the 1982 and 2010 All Whites teams that made the FIFA World Cup Finals.   Special guest Benji Marshall, formerly of the West Tigers and now the Blues, will also join us for an insight into the highest levels of professional league and rugby.   MC Bryan Waddle will hos...

63. 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...

64. 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...

65. Otto Hilton

Calendar Icon  11 June 2011 Author Icon  John Bradbury Category Icon  Life Members
 
Elected 1960 Passed Away 1965 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 immigrated 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 ...

66. 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’, ...

67. 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...

68. John Bradbury

Calendar Icon  14 July 2012 Author Icon  Various Contributors Category Icon  Life Members
 
Elected 1975 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 phones) cycling to G...

69. 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...

70. 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...