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Salient: Victoria University of Wellington Students' Newspaper. Vol. 32, No. 7. 1969.

8 Vic soccer teams in W.F.A. competition

8 Vic soccer teams in W.F.A. competition

The Victoria University Football Club will enter eight teams in the W.F.A. competition this season with the first three elevens playing in the First, Secand and Third Division respectively.

The club is fortunate this year to gain players who formerly represented Canterbury, Otago and Auckland universities.

The players are as follows:—

• Jim Courtly, a former Auckland University and New Zealand Universities representative who plays on the left wing.

• Russell Lill, a Canterbury, Canterbury University and NZU rep, on the right wing.

• Danny Chuke—a Canterbury University and NZU centre-forward.

• Peter Finkle, a Canterbury University fullback and also the 1968 Canterbury University Club Captain.

• Sieve Palmer from Otago University and is a NZU representative inside forward.

• Johnny Betteridg, also from Otago, fills the position of goalkeeper.

To date this season the club has played 3 friendly games, winning 3-1 against C.Y.F.C. and 6-1 against Levin United.

The First's game against Canterbury University on 22 March was drawn nil-all and the Seconds won 2-1.

In the first game in the Wellington Football Association season, the Firsts lost to Marist 1-2, the Seconds won 3-2 against Walersiders and the Thirds drew 2-2 with Lower Hutt.

Club Captain for Vic this year is Rod Bustard and the coach Ray Rayment, a former Wellington regional coach who in his playing years was an amateur of the famour London Club Tottenham Hotspur.

The practice times for the teams are quite long, with sessions held on Sunday afternoon, Monday evening at Boyd Wilson and Thursday evening in the University Gym.

The Firsts will have to improve their performances if the VUW Soccer Club hopes to enter a team in the Central League competition in 1970. For this a successful season in the local first division is essential.

Match reports of April 12 games: