Established in 1883, Poneke Football Club is one of the oldest and more traditional clubs within the Wellington Rugby Football Union.
The club has produced nineteen All Black representatives of which six were former All Black captains, including rugby legends Tom Ellison and Billy Wallace.
Over the years Poneke also produced numerous Wellington representatives and have won the club championships twenty times. Along with numerous successes on the field, the club has developed an enviable reputation of having a friendly, close-knit and family-orientated culture off the field. This can be attributed in no small way to the pride and passion that our successive generations of players, coaches and supporters have shown in the clubs proceedings and endeavours.
Over the last two decades, Poneke Football Club has consistently been contenders for honours in all the grades participated in. More recently, the Premier team has consistently been present in the play-offs for the Jubilee Cup, the ultimate prize in Wellington club rugby. On several occasions, Poneke has come up short in closely contested finals, but have still managed to win the Jubilee Cup twice in 1996 and 2003.
Overall - Poneke Football Club can claim first honours over the past 10 years with our consistent achievement at Premier level.
Throughout this period of time, win lose or draw, the dedication of the club and its supporters has never diminished. This has served to enhance the team spirit and unity which has been built up within the club.
Recently, there has been phemonenal growth of the Junior rugby grade players and their associated volunteers and supporters. The number of registered players has doubled to around 350.
As a club, Poneke are also trying to promote long held values of pride and purpose, both on and off the field. This will provide junior players with the ideal base for their formative years as rugby players, and eventual elevation to the clubs' senior grades