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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 13, Issue 10 (January 2, 1939)

Sports Facilities at St. Patrick's College, Wellington

Sports Facilities at St. Patrick's College, Wellington.

An example of self-help that deserves publicity is the effort of St. Patrick's College (Wellington) to secure a sports ground. Unlike the newer college, St. Patrick's (Silverstream), which has the best sports ground of any New Zealand college, the Wellington seat of learning has never had a ground on which the young pupils could secure exercise. The front of the college is hilly, with two ashphalt tennis courts, and the back section is of gravel. Improvements, however, are being made. Despite the handicaps under which pupils of this school have trained it is remarkable to read the list of New Zealand representatives who attended St. Patrick's College. In Rugby there appear the names of the following New Zealand representatives: E. Harper, J. McKenzie, T. Lynch, Father P. Kane, L. Brownlie, M. Brownlie, Father P. McCarthy, J. Blake, T. Corkill, A. Mahoney and J. Best. Dr. McEvedy and A. B. O'Brien represented England, V. C. Redwood, A. Tancred and R. Westfield wore the Australian jersey and J. Henrys represented Argentine. At cricket B. McCarthy, H. C. Hickson and C. H. Tattersfield have represented New Zealand, while C. S. Harper, E. T. Harper, W. J. O'Kane, J. Prenderville and A. C. Evenson have won New Zealand athletics titles. With a sportsground on which the pupils will be able to work out under the guidance of their popular sports-master, Father T. Cleary, even better performances may be anticipated.