Stop Out Sports Club

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Stop Out
Full nameStop Out Sports Club
Founded1929 as Moera Stop Out
GroundHutt Park, Lower Hutt
ChairmanNeil Kemp
CoachScott Easthope
LeagueCentral League

Stop Out Sports Club, commonly known as Stop Out, is an association football club in Lower Hutt, New Zealand is based at Hutt Park, Gracefield in Lower Hutt.


The Stop Out organisation started in 1919[1] with the aim of providing recreation to Te Aro Flat children in Wellington associated with the Wellington City Mission so as to prevent them becoming "stop outs" - period slang for "troubled youth". The club has been involved in a myriad of sports, including Boxing, Athletics and Softball; however, these days football is the heart and soul of the club.[2]

Despite the change of sporting-code focus, the club highly values the founding principles and continues to abide by them. The football branch, established in 1929 as the club Moera Stop Out, changed its name to Stop Out in 1932.[1] The club won the Chatham Cup in 1956, and was runner-up in the National League in 1977.[1] In 1983 and 1984 Stop Out won the Central League title.[1]

In the 2006 season the club's men's first team played in Central League for the first time in over a decade however at the 2008 season the team was relegated again to the Capital Premier League.[3] After promotion in 2014, they once again play in the Central League[4]

In men's football Stop Out were the 2014 Capital Premier League champions,[5][1] a title they also won in 2013.[6][7]

The Women's first team has also won the Capital Premier Women's League in 2011 and again in 2013[7] as well as being runners-up in the Kelly Cup in 2015.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Stop Out". UltimateNZSoccer. Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Club Philosophy". Stop Out Sports Club. Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  3. ^ "Challenges ahead for Wairarapa United". The Dominion Post. 31 January 2009. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
  4. ^ "Central League Closes door on Stop Out". The Dominion Post. 26 September 2013. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
  5. ^ "Stop Out secure promotion with emphatic win". The Dominion Post. 15 September 2014. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
  6. ^ "Stop Out Clinch Premier Title, Miramar On Hold". Capital Football. Retrieved 18 August 2013.
  7. ^ a b Edwards, Simon. "Stop Out Men, Women top league". Hutt News. Retrieved 20 August 2013.

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