Founded in 1870, the Wellington Football Club (the Axemen) is New Zealand’s oldest playing through Rugby Club. Clubrooms are situated at Hataitai Park just through the Mount Victoria Tunnel. The Club has a proud history which is preserved and displayed in our museum of rugby memorabilia second only to the New Zealand Rugby Museum in Palmerston North.
The club had fielded players in New Zealand teams at all levels from the All Blacks down to Under 18 and as well been represented in Maori All Black, Black Ferns and Samoan International sides.
The Club has also produced outstanding administrators that were represented on the first New Zealand Council and on every Wellington executive since the formation of the Union. Eight Axemen have been president of the Wellington Union — 4 last century and 4 since 1900, and 20 have selected and coached at National and Provincial level.
This year the club fielded eight teams, three seniors; Senior 1, Senior 2, Senior 3 , an Under 21 team. The club also has four more socially inclined teams; two reserve grade, an 80/80 and Presidents teams.
Our club boasts one of the best sporting facilities in the province, that includes a full size basket ball court, indoor artificial grass surface, fully equipped gym facilities, all year around use of part of our outdoor grass surface, and fully licensed bar and kitchen facilities are available for members use.