Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 11, No. 7. June 23rd, 1948
At present four Varsity teams are competing in the Wellington competitions.
The "A" team coacbed by Noel Hayman, which plays on Tuesday nights at the Sports Centre has been holding its own in the "A" grade competition. The mainstay of Varsity's attack has been Singhie Moral and Trev. Turner. The backline has been well handled by Des. Deterte (an ex C.U.C. rep.) and Pat Anderson. At present the team has played eight games, having won two and lost six. However, many of these losses have been just a single point, and In future it will be up to the shooters to get greater accuracy if they are going to win.
B team lead by Les. Swindale are at present 3rd in the B grade championship. The main feature of the B team's play has been the fast break and attack in which Rex O'Keefe and Peter Tarrant have had a big hand. The mainstays of the back line have been Pip Piper and Geoff Paul. At present they have won 5 games and lost 3.
The Varsity's two remaining teams the C and D's have been playing in the D grade competition at the Y.M.C.A. The captain of the C team is John Beck, well supported by Alec Hutt as a forward and Sel Spiers in the back line. This team has been unfortunate in that they have not yet won a game, but luck has certainly been against them as the points have at the most different by two.
D team is being looked after by Mark Pownall. This team has had three wins and is certainly the most improved team so far this season. More should be heard about them during the next few months.