Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 18, No. 12. September 6, 1954
The soccer team had a bad lapse against A.U.C. and thus lost their chance of winning the Shield. Bad shooting towards the end of the first spell lost us valuable points. Bill Aldridge did a tremendous amount of running around but the halves were letting their men through and the forward line, especially the left wing, were letting openings go, solely through lack of speed and initiative, A.U.C. won the Soccer section and on their showing against V.U.C. they well deserved the win.
The Small-bore riflers did fairly well in picking up third place. Brian Bradburn and Bryden Williamson shot well enough to gain N.Z.U. team. The men's hockey did not come up to expectations but the hockey dinner will be remembered for many Tournaments. The girls failed miserably; they were completely outclassed. Gatfield, Hambly and Calkin in the men's and Myrna Bertram in the women's team, made the N.Z.U. teams.
The Winter Show Building with its facilities for four sports, enabled Tournament to function smoothly and enabled sportsmen to see other games—an innovation in Tournaments. This was especially noticeable in the Basketball which is probably the best spectator sport. Conditions at the Show were excellent but we hope facilities will Improve before next Tournament.
So there it is, We won . . We hope we won well. Many friendships have been made and a friendships have broken, but which ever way it wan, it was certainly an experience and one wo will recount from our bath-chairs.