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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 12, Issue 8 (November 1, 1937)

Trials for the Empire Games

Trials for the Empire Games.

Next month will see the leading amateur track and field athletes of New Zealand in action at the Basin Reserve track, Wellington, to justify their inclusion in the team to represent this Dominion at the Empire Games in Sydney early next year.

It is a wise move on the part of the New Zealand Amateur Athletic Association and should settle many little differences which arose over the suggestion that the team should be chosen from nominations and not from competitive performances.

There has been comment that the New Zealand amateur championship meeting, to be held in March, is set too far back on the calendar, but athletes should remember that they, as well as others, must occasionally make sacrifices. If an athlete is keen to win an Empire title surely he should not cavil at having to get fit for that event and so jeopardise his chances of winning the New Zealand title a few months later? Far better to train for one event than to be greedy and train for both and get none.