Other formats

    Adobe Portable Document Format file (facsimile images)   TEI XML file   ePub eBook file  


    mail icontwitter iconBlogspot iconrss icon

The Spike: or, Victoria College Review, 1939

Women's Hockey Club

page 69

Women's Hockey Club

The Women's Hockey Club began the season by entering two teams in the local Women's Hockey Association matches—one in the Senior A grade and one in the Junior division. Unfortunately the first four matches had to be defaulted during the vacation and when we returned the junior team had dwindled considerably and consequently had to be withdrawn. Owing to sickness and holidays we rarely fielded the same team twice so the results are not surprising though these are an improvement on those of last year.

During the second term the Club held a dance in conjunction with the Visitors' Debate which was enjoyed by those who attended; but suffered from lack of numbers.

The Inter-University Hockey Tournament was held in Christchurch in May. Owing to the short notice given Victoria was unable to send a team.

The girls are to be congratulated on the enthusiasm they have displayed and the spirit in which they have accepted defeat. It has not been an easy matter to keep the team going and as many of the old players are leaving next year it seems likely that the Club will fade into oblivion unless some new and enthusiastic members come to light.

The girls should be reminded that practices are necessary before results can be obtained, attendances at which have been most disappointing. In this connection we should like to thank those members of the Men's Club who gave up their time to coach us.

The hockey season has been thoroughly enjoyed by those few keen members who played and the Club hopes it is not writing its obituary as the present lack of enthusiasm amongst the women would suggest.