Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria University College, Wellington N.Z. Vol. 20, No. 12. August 15, 1957
This year's Tournament team is very young but also very strong. Even without the three players chosen for the Australian tour the team should acquit itself very well and could possibly bring home the Seddon Stick.
This year's captain is Don Mathieson, who is an old hand at Tournament. Don has been playing really well lately for the senior team and thoroughly deserves the position of captain. Ray Hambly is the vice-captain. Ray went to Tournament last year and has plenty of experience. So also has Mike Corballi, who played for C.U.C. at Tournament for two seasons. He should give plenty of thrust to the half line.
M. Lints is an experienced half who has previously represented Wanganui and was captain of the New Zealand secondary schools in 1956.
Centre half is Barry Cathro, another old hand who really looks forward to Tournament.
Lints. Corballis, and Cathro should combine to make a really sound half line.
The two backs are Patchett, a newcomer to Tournament, and R. McArthur, an old hand, both of whom are really reliable.
The custodian is Kirk Taylor, who is a former N.Z.U. goalie. The team will enjoy the satisfaction of knowing they have a really safe goalkeeper. (Prove us right, Kirk!)
On the left wing is G. Browne, who is an experienced Tournament man and also an ex-New Zealand secondary schools rep.
N. Jaine, A. Sarncak and J. Thomas make up the team. All of these players are really promising and could make the senior team next year.
All players chosen are really fit and deserved their selections. The club wishes them the best of luck for an enjoyable and successful Tournament.
Of the team seven have had previous Tournament experience and most of the others have been representatives of their respective cities.
The delegates to the A.G.M. of the N.Z.U. Men's Hockey Council are Don Mathieson and Ray Hambly.
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