The Spike: or, Victoria College Review 1912
I sincerely hope that all this year's players will see their way to donning the green jersey again next year. It is vitally important that we should take the field with a generous sprinkling of older and more experienced players. It is to be hoped that the rumour to the effect that such capable exponents of the game as P. J. Ryan and Faire are retiring, is unfounded; the Club cannot spare them.
We parted some few weeks ago with one of our best and staunchest players—Arthur Curtayne —who has entered the ranks of the legal profession at Wairoa, Hawke's Bay. Curtayne has always been an exponent of clean, bright football, and his departure leaves a gap which cannot easily be filled. However, we wish him every success in his new field of labour.
In conclusion, the Club expresses its sincere appreciation of the keen interest shown by Professor Hunter in College football. He has on many occasions put himself to great personal inconvenience to attend the gymnasium practices and coach the reams, and if the results have not always appeared to justify his enthusiasm, it is the fault of the players themselves, and not of their President and Instructor.