The Spike or Victoria College Review June 1914
"Give me thy hand. I'm glad to find thee here!"
—The Lover's Melancholy.
On Saturday morning his Worship, the Mayor of Christchurch, gave a civic reception for the visiting students. His Worship, Mr Holland, welcomed the students on behalf of the citizens, and, in a short speech expressed his appreciation of the objects of the tournament, and his hope that it would be in every way successful. Brief speeches of welcome were also delivered by the Chairman of the Canterbury College Board of Governors, and by the Chairman of the Professional Board, Professor Wall. The welcome was duly acknowledged by the managers of the visiting teams, and cheers were given for the Mayor.
As soon as the reception was over all repaired to the Hagley Park Tennis Courts, and the opening matches began.