Upper Hutt City Football made its highly anticipated move to Maidstone Park in 2013. The $3.6 million redevelopment by Upper Hutt City Council means we have an all-weather astroturf field, training area and renovated player facilities on the ground level of the pavilion.
The new facility is shared by football and rugby with maximum use over weekends and evenings.
Whilst our main competitive teams will be playing at Maidstone, our social men’s and juniors will still be using other facilities including Harcourt and Awakairangi Parks.
Our clubrooms are open every Thursday night after 7pm during the playing season and often for senior mens and womens home games at Maidstone Park.
Our clubrooms can be booked for club events and private functions at our discretion.
Check the availability and send a request to book the clubrooms here.
With recent focus on sports clubs and liquor licences around the country and in some cases police objections to licences being renewed, emphasis has been placed on ensuring clubs are adhering to the rules of their licences and also the ‘Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012’.
We are currently in discussions to determine what is required for the club to comply but one of the main issues is reciprocal visiting rights by other teams and guests of members. It is currently a grey area which Capital Football and the New Zealand Police are looking at clearing up.
To be able to be served alcohol within the clubs premises you will need to be:
- a member of this club
- a member of another club with which ours has reciprocal visiting rights
- here as a guest of one of our members
- here as the guest of a member of another club with which ours has reciprocal visiting rights
This may mean there is a requirement for bar staff to visually see club membership cards on purchase and may also require a sign in system for invited visitors.
As we find out more information and clarify things with our new bar manager we will update you here.