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The Spike or Victoria University College Review

[Review of the activities of the football club]

A pleasing feature of this season is the introduction of an annual match with Auckland University College.

We are also pleased to record that there is every prospect of the match between the Sydney and New Zealand Universities becoming a biennial fixture. This year the New Zealand University team goes to Sydney, and it is surmised that if the best players can make the trip they should put up some very good fights.

The opening of this season looked much brighter than usual. On paper it appeared that we could put remarkably good teams into the field. It was thought that the day had come when the bitterness of defeat would page 44 be more evenly shared with those who rioted over us in days gone by. This was not to be; the gymnasium did not receive its fair share of attention, the practices were scantily attended, and altogether players relied too much on individual efforts in training. The result was disaster.

It is a matter of regret that owing to the lack of enthusiasm amongst the younger members of the Club the committee was compelled to withdraw the Fourth Fifteen from the competition.