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Salient: Victoria University Students' Newspaper. Vol. 24, No. 8. 1961.

Sports Council

Sports Council

Sports Council met this year in the plush and comfortable surroundings of the Men's Common Room on Monday, April 22, al 7.30 p.m. After the usual struggle to achieve a quorum ("Can you represent the Tramping Club at a pinch?") the annual general meeting was away again.

Mr W. Landreth, the Physical Education Officer, presented an account of his programme for the remainder of the year. This programme appeared very comprehensive and suitable for a student populace with insufficient time to join sporting clubs that they may be interested in, but with a desire to participate in some activity. An opportunity for these students to compete will be offered to them in the form of Intra-Mural Games. These will be played by teams representing any group whatsoever in the 'varsity. Games to be played are indoor basketball, padderminton or badminton, table tennis and volley-ball. Anybody who is interested in playing any of these games should go and see Mr Landreth.

The election of officers resulted in Don Brooker (Rugby) being returned to the chair; Conor Mc-Bride (Swimming) retaining the position of secretary; and Noel Macken (Rowing) again assuming the responsibility of treasurer. Members of the committee are Lance Lelkis (Athletics). Tom Goult (Golf), Brian Pomeroy (Fencing) and Miss Nita Roberts (Women's Hockey).

Mr Brooker gave an account of the activities of the committee and pointed out that it was hoped that the Sports Committee would deal with financial grants to sporting clubs in the coming year. He then expressed the opinion that Sports Council should have the power of appointing the Sports Officer to Exec. A resolution to this effect was tabled and is due to be presented at the Exec, meeting on Thursday, May 25.

A suggestion that the Council should merely nominate its own candidates was cast out.

General discussion ensued in which perennial complaints of clubs were aired. Nothing of import was brought forward, and the meeting closed at 9.40 p.m., with little accomplished except the election.