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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 7, No. 1 March 28, 1944

"Fellers of Victoria"

"Fellers of Victoria"

The delayed start of the Varsity year has resulted in the term beginning just as the various summer sports have ended or are ending their seasons. This means that winter sports clubs, having less time at their disposal, must stir themselves considerably more than usual and start now with vigorous membership campaigns. Club secretaries, remember the deathless words of the poet when addressing the "fellers of Australia": "Get a bloody move on, shift yer bloody boots."

Freshers, you will find lists pinned up on notice-boards urging you to sign your name thus indicating your willingness to play. This is "diligent canvassing." Be not deceived, gentle fresher. Sign your name, but also ferret out the secretary, inform him of your prowess in the world of sweat and then, but only then, you will find yourself actually playing in a team.

The only items of note in the past season have been the revival of the Athletics and Cricket Clubs. Last year we recorded with sorrow the death of the Athletic Club, but this season several hairy-legged ghosts in Varsity singlets have been performing miraculous feats around local tracks. So miraculous, indeed, that two Wellington championships were won by club members.

The Cricket Club late in the season stopped being gentlemen, "playing the game for the game's sake," and won their last three games, in the process defeating two of the strongest teams in the competition. This proves they are expert cricketers, because they did it without practising at all the whole season.—A. O'B.