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The Powerex Tournament for the Hilton Petone Cup traces its roots to an end of season friendly junior competition proposed by Petone club member Jack Evans. Club administrator, Otto Hilton, championed a new senior tournament and in 1955 the Hilton Petone Cup was born. The winners of the first competition were Miramar Rangers who beat Petone 3-1 in a replay after the first game was drawn 1 all. In 1972 the competition was changed to a pre-season tournament, with a round robin group stage and a knock out competition.


The Powerex tournament for the Hilton Petone Cup will start on the weekend of 11/12 February depending on the number of entries.


Finals will be held on the weekend of 18/19 March (CL, CP and Cap 1 all starting 25 March).

Most games will be played on Sundays, but we will again be playing some Saturday games as this suits some clubs better.


Two artificial pitches will be used – Memorial Park and Maidstone Park, and two grass pitches at Petone as required.


On the entry form please state the number of teams and the division that you wish to enter. Division One entries will be limited.

To enable early communication around the final format it would also be helpful to advise by email asap your club’s intention to enter as soon as possible please. Any feedback on the format is also welcome.

Entry form to be completed and scanned and emailed back to Andy Badrick at and Direct Credit the amount to our bank account.

Entries close Friday 20 January 2023.

format / rules

To allow for more pre-season flexibility the group games will be three x 30 minute thirds, and 7 rolling subs can be used, plus re-grading changes


The knockout rounds will revert to normal two x 45 minute halves and no rolling subs as we get closer to season start, but this will be determined later


The final format for each Division will be decided once we have all the entries, but all teams will have at least 4 games and some 5 games.

Tournament rules can be found here.


​The entry fee is $500 plus GST per team. For this you get organised games and match officials with three point control for Division One.

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