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1. 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...

2. Club Presidents

Calendar Icon  3 June 2012 Author Icon  Jeff Bell Category Icon  Honours Board
 
1898-03   R C Kirk 1908   Rev J D Russell 1909   H J Palmer 1913   H Brown 1915   W L Jenness 1919-21   H Burd 1922-26   W E Pawson 1927   J W McEwan 1928   A Barnsley 1929-30   W H J Donovan 1931-34   P J Murning 1935   F Toombs 1936-38   H Fah...

3. 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 ...

4. Life Member: Arthur Hilton

Calendar Icon  3 June 2012 Author Icon  Jeff Bell Category Icon  Honours
 
Arthur arrived in New Zealand with his brother Otto in 1939, overcoming all sorts of difficulty to get here. Once in the country, their talents in the production of grease saw them set up a company to manufacture special grease that helped the railways run during the war, and in the 1950s this company moved to Seaview.   To read more about Arthu...

5. 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...

6. 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...

7. Life Member: Otto Hilton

Calendar Icon  3 June 2012 Author Icon  Jeff Bell Category Icon  Honours
 
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 emigrated 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 performances of the previous year...

8. Hilton Petone Tournament Finalists

Calendar Icon  3 June 2012 Author Icon  Jeff Bell Category Icon  Hilton Cup
 
Year Winner     Runner-Up   1955 Miramar Rangers 3   Petone 1 1956 Petone 3   Kiwi United 1 1957 Wellington Marist 2   Miramar Rangers 1 1958 Zealandia 3   Miramar Rangers 2 1959 Miramar Rangers 4   Kiwi United 1 1960 Diamond 3   Miramar Rangers 2 1961 Railways 5...

9. 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 ...

10. History

Calendar Icon  27 August 2013 Author Icon  Jeff Bell Category Icon  History
 
Petone Football Club, was formed as Petone AFC in 1898, and while two other clubs can trace their roots back earlier than this, Petone is the oldest football club in Wellington to survive in its original form without amalgamation. The Club has been at its current base at Memorial Park since 1961.    ...

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