Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol 1, No. 1. March 9, 1938
It Can be Done
It Can be Done
In little more than a month, the big event of the 'Varsity year will be upon us and our team will be preparing for the Annual Inter-University Easter Tournament held this year at Auckland. Last year by a supreme effort Victorian managed to get rid of the Tournament Wooden Spoon, some of the teams, notably the Basketball, Rowing and Shooting teams, performed excellently.
In spite of some successes the standard of performance of the V.U.C. teams has been regrettably poor. If it is to be improved this year—and it must be improved—it behooves every person Who has the remotest chance of "making a team" to get into training right away.
There can be little doubt that the teams would be strengthened if all those who were eligible to play for this College were willing to do so. Unfortunately there are always a few who find stronger claims to their services than the claims Victoria. We would urge upon Freshers that there can be no stronger claims than those of your College.
It would be a mistake however, if everyone played for their Alma Mater (old woman) merely because they felt it was their duty to do so. There is more in it than that. Apart From the [unclear: first] that aborts activities generally are as necessary to a student as A yolk is to an egg you will find that one of the things of greatest and most lasting value which you can from your years at V.U.C. will be the friendships you make with other 'Varsity people at Tournaments, and above all. with other Victoria people in your Saturday games.
Here's hoping that this year will see, not merely better things in sport but the Tournament Shield in our glass case, and at least there Club Championships. It Can be Done.