“Mr Stop Out” Jimmy McCreadie was recently inducted into the Wellington Football Hall of Fame with an event at Five Stags Bar and Restaurant.
Jimmy and ex Stop Out National League player Barry Pickering were inducted on the night and now join the list of 10 others which includes the likes of Wynton Rufer, Maureen Jacobsen, Vaughan Coveny and Wendi Henderson.
As noted Jim has given 60 years of service to Stop Out Sports Club in various roles and played an instrumental part in shifting the club headquarters from their original spot at Te Whiti Park to where they reside now at Hutt Park. His work as a manager/ coach in leading a number of young teams to success was a testament to his knowledge of the game.
Always an avid supporter of youth football, he was given honorary membership to Napier City Rovers for attending 27 years of the U19 Tournament in Napier during the past 30 years.
The second induction went to Petone FC and Hutt Valley legend Barry Pickering. Barry has given over 20 years of service to Petone as a player, and in various administrative roles such as secretary and chairman.
He made over 200 National League appearances and 93 Central League appearances to go with his 20 international caps for New Zealand where he was also a part of the squad who travelled to Spain for the 1982 World Cup.
Barry was inducted into the Hutt City Sports Legends in 2014 and is a current member of the Petone Walk of Champions.
Barry’s son Samuel is currently in our first team squad so the close family link to Stop Out remains today.
Congratulations to you both!