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31. Randles takes European approach

Calendar Icon  10 April 2013 Author Icon  Hutt News Category Icon  Junior News
 
Source:   He played as a fulltime professional for Stoke in the UK but Petone's new director of junior football, Tom Randles, spurns the British style of play.   Randles says for too long, New Zealand has followed the "get it down the other end as quickly as possible" mentality.   Unfortunately, there are too many parents and spectators o...

32. The Golden Years at Petone

Calendar Icon  26 August 2013 Author Icon  John Bradbury Category Icon  History
 
In 1927 Jim Campbell, a Scottish immigrant who had played professional football in Edinburgh, joined the club which was then in the Senior B division. He was a robust centre half (centre back these days) with a booming voice and he dominated opposing forwards. Within three months of his arrival he was selected straight from club football to play fo...

33. Phil Pickering

Calendar Icon  9 June 2012 Author Icon  John Bradbury Category Icon  Life Members
 
Elected 1989 Phil joined the club’s junior ranks in 1959 and went on to represent Hutt Valley from under 12 through to under 16 age groups from 1962 through to 1967.   As a 17 year old, he became a junior team coach (and ‘Mr Pickering’ to a wide range of youngsters) for about 10 years, and was also a junior management committee member (in...