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71. The 1960s - Consolidation at Memorial Park

Calendar Icon  26 August 2013 Author Icon  John Bradbury Category Icon  History
 
Three major developments characterised the club’s progress through the 1960s: the move to the new Memorial Park, the building of the first football club gymnasium in Wellington in 1967, and the emergence of a strong Junior Management Committee which was to have a very significant impact on the club through to today.   Moving from just one grou...

72. The 1970s - Strength and Innovation

Calendar Icon  26 August 2013 Author Icon  John Bradbury Category Icon  History
 
The 1970s were the years in which we really emerged as a stable, well-managed club with the best facilities in Wellington. But those qualities didn’t just happen – they resulted from determined efforts to entice, encourage and empower people to manage and lead the club and to shape its future. It is no coincidence that all of our current life m...

73. The Blairs – Four Generations!

Calendar Icon  27 August 2013 Author Icon  John Bradbury Category Icon  History
 
It should not come as a surprise to any readers that this season we have had four players gracing our 1st team with the surname of Blair. Three brothers: Jono, Cameron and Morgan; and their cousin: Mitchell. We have had sets of two and three brothers selected in the same 1st team before, we’ve had five Ryan brothers (Tom, John – a centurion, Jo...

74. Western Suburbs Football Fling 2013

Calendar Icon  11 September 2013 Author Icon  Jeff Bell Category Icon  Junior News
 
Over the weekend of 7 & 8 September, 13 Petone FC teams took part in the Western Suburbs Football Fling 2013, held at Endeavour Park in Whitby. The tournament attracted over 900 children from around the Wellington region, with grades 7-10 playing on Saturday and grades 11 and 12 on Sunday.   /p> The weekend’s weather managed to play its p...

75. 2013 Petone FC Club Awards

Calendar Icon  1 September 2013 Author Icon  Jeff Bell Category Icon  Honours
 
A big thank you to all who joined us on Saturday night for the 2013 Petone FC Prizegiving. It was a fantastic night with a few laughs, great music and Special thanks must go out to Chris Greenacre for coming along, giving us all an insight into what it is like to be a professional footballer, handing out awards and putting himself in harms way.  ...

76. 2013 Petone FC Senior Team Awards

Calendar Icon  8 September 2013 Author Icon  Jeff Bell Category Icon  Honours
 
Congratulations to the following people who picked up the team awards at Prizegiving last week.   Women 2nd TeamMost Improved Player   Samantha Hathaway   2nd TeamPlayer's Player of the Year   Michelle Lewis   2nd TeamSmith Trophy for Player of the Year   Sophie Badland   1st TeamLes Pickering Cup...

77. Former Lower Hutt player now shining for Serbia

Calendar Icon  5 October 2013 Author Icon  Dominion Post Category Icon  Player News
 
Source:   A former Lower Hutt schoolgirl is eyeing a professional football career after making the Serbian under-19 team.   Jana Radosavljevic, 16, went to Waterloo School for five years before returning to her native Serbia with her family in February 2006.   While living in Lower Hutt she played for the Petone Pioneers.   "I would li...

78. 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...

79. 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...

80. 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...

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