Founded in 1885, the Petone club has enjoyed success in their Premier/Senior A sides, being Champions 39 times.
The club has produced 29 All Blacks, 15 NZ Maori and numerous Pacific Island and European International Representatives including recently retired All Black and Hurricane NeemiaTialata and Chiefs and 2007 All Black Ross Filipo. Belgium Tuatagaloa is a current NZ Sevens All Black. We have a host of NZ, Wellington age grade and senior players.
The highly promising Bradley Shields (Hurricanes), RossFilipoand Mike Kainga (Chiefs) , former junior Lima Sopoaga (Highlanders) and Adrian Barone (Crusaders) are all Super 15 rugby players with Club connections.The Petone club is situated at North Park, Petone, which can be accessed from both Udy and Bouverie Streets. It caters for all rugby interests from pre-school age (boys and girls) up to Premier level.
Club facilities include a carpeted and heated lounge with bar facilities, floodlit and fully irrigated training fields at North Park and the Petone Recreational Ground, indoor artificial grass gymnasium affectionately known as ‘The Sawdust Pit' and a well-equipped weight training room, available for use by members.
The Club has a youth development programme called the Ken Gray Academy which runs predominantly at season's end and the off-season. The Academy's objective is to promote excellence in the game of rugby for youth who aspire to the highest levels.The recent launch of ‘Konnect Blue’ encourages club leavers going off to College through to School leavers coming back to the club to stay in touch and connected to the Petone Rugby Football Club.
The Petone Club will field nine teams this year including two Under 21 teams, two 85kg restricted teams, a President's team, three Senior teams and a Premier team. Our training nights are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday during the rugby season. Darren ‘Lardy’ Larsen is our Club Coaching Coordinator and it is his responsibility to follow on from those before him, building a Club with vision and desire to succeed in the future.
Petone Rugby Club follow the charter “Pride Respect Fairplay and Courage” (PRFC) and the club logo Kia Kaha Kia Maia (Be Strong, Be Brave)
If you would like to find out more go to petonerugby.com