This year we’re commemorating 125 years of Petone FC and 50 years of women's football at the club, and of course we’re going to celebrate! Check out all our 125 celebrations, events and merchandise below.
Two big celebrations in 2023
This year we’re commemorating 125 years of Petone FC and 50 years of women's football at the club, and of course we’re going to celebrate.
Come join us! Book out King's birthday weekend, 2-5 June 2023, and get along to Memorial Park to enjoy great company and great football as we reconnect and reminisce about all things Petone FC.
We’ve got an awesome weekend lined up, kicking off with a meet and greet at the Club on Friday night with games playing on number 1.
Saturday will be a full line up of home games with a packed balcony and plenty of reasons to get down and support our teams.
We’ll pay tribute to eight Petone legends on Sunday as we unveil their plaques along Jackson Street’s Petone Walk of Champions, followed by morning tea at the Club.
Later that night to culminate the weekend we’ll have a celebration dinner at The Lower Hutt Events Centre, with our MC Jason Pine taking us through the night where we'll get to see and hear from people who've helped build the fabric of our club, and have a bloody good time while we're at it.
Tell your networks, round up your mates and come along for a weekend to remember.
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Join us for our celebration dinner at the Lower Hutt Events Centre. We’ll spend the night reminiscing and enjoying great company. Jason Pine is our MC for the evening and you'll get to hear from Club personalities across the eras. A night not to be missed.
Your ticket includes dinner. A cash bar will be open on the night.
Need somewhere to stay during our 125th?
Quest Petone has offered us a great deal for those travelling to our 125th celebrations at King’s Birthday Weekend 2023.
They’re giving us advance purchase rates which give you discounts between $40-$70, depending on the room type you choose.They’re also throwing in the added bonus of flexibility, which means you can change or cancel within 48 hours of arrival.
Studio Apartment $210/night per apartment
Studio Executive Apartment $235/night per apartment
1 Bedroom Apartment $250/night per apartment
2 Bedroom Apartment $380/night per apartment
All offers are subject to availability and if you know anything about securing accommodation in Wellington, it’s best to book early! So contact Gurdev at Quest directly on +64 21 024 70494 and remember to say you’re wanting the Petone FC 125th deal.
Honouring Petone legends - Jackson Street Programme's Walk of Champions
We'll have an early kick off on Sunday 4 June honouring eight Petone legends in the Jackson Street Programme’s Walk of Champions. They are:
Come along to the corner of Kensington Ave and Jackson St at 10am where we'll be unveiling plaques immortalising their prowess on the football field. Afterwards we'll head back to the clubrooms for the citations and morning tea.
They'll join the following Petone FC players: Jimmy Campbell; Syd Haines; Andy Leslie; Dave McKissock; Tony (JA) Evans; John Ryan; Maureen Jacobson; Wendi Henderson; Grant Turner; James Bannatyne and Andy Barron.
Petone Football Club 1898-2023, 125 years of football, 50 years of women's football - written by Ray Bell
Pre-order your own copy of Petone Football Club 1898-2023, 125 years of football, 50 years of women's football, written by club stalwart Ray Bell.
A wonderful and important record of our club's proud history, the book’s full of interesting facts and stories that have shaped us into the great club we are today.
A huge thank you to Ray for his massive contribution in writing his first book.
Retro shirts are making a comeback - get yourself one
To celebrate 125 years of Petone FC and 50 years of women’s football at the club, we’re releasing a retro shirt to help you look the part.
You can personalise your shirt with a name and number on the back, or leave it plain with the Club logo. Teams can order them for their playing strip and be the best dressed team on the park. Indicative cost is $95 per shirt, including all personalisation.