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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 1, No. 9 June 01, 1938

Men's Hockey

Men's Hockey

Hockey players must give more time to practice and training. Admittedly. 'Varsity players usually fare badly in the frist two or three matches of the season, but the form of some of the teams has been so poor that it behoves the captains to insist on regular at tendance at Thursday night's training.

With one win and two draws, the seniors have been the most successful team so far, F. L. Newcombe, the captain, retains his good form at centre half, and has again been included in the Wellington representative team. Benjamin, in goal, and Dixon and Banks, the full-backs, have played in all three matches, but the selectors are still expirmenting with the forward line. M. Christie, a Junior last season, played in the first two games. He is keen and fit, and may yet prove that he is worth a permanent place in the side. G. W. Shaw at centre-for ward is netting goals consistently, and should eventually Join Newcombe in the Wellington representative team.

Captained by Iyes, ex-Canterbury College, the Senior B.1 team has lost three games and drawn one. When it settles down it should hold its own. McMurray is a solid full-back, with a powerful clearing hit. On occasions, however, he is apt to hit out too much when a pass to his halves or forwards would be of more advantage to his side. A. Long is a reliable and sound centre-half who uses his head. At centre forward L Pitt is fast and dangerous in possession.

In winning two games and losing two. D. Good's Senior B.2 eleven has scored 10 goals to 8. The forwards are nippy and have good stick-work, but are inclined to bunch too much. Whittarn played an outstanding game against Hutt last Saturday when the team lost 0-3. He was probably the best man on the ground. Olive in goal kicks very well, and his Judgment in rushing out is equally good.

Better things can be expected of the Junior, Third and Fourth Grade teams. They have been handicapped somewhat by lack of practice.

The Club will miss W. Johnston, who has been a useful halfback in the Senior team for some time. He is going to Christchurch. An enthusiast at hockey. "Johnny" is also a useful cricketer.


Table Tennis enthusiasts hope to open the season at 'Varsity shortly. With E. Q. Budge (chairman), E. I. Robertson (secretary), and Mark Hatherly (treasurer), backed by a sound committee, the new club will be well run. For opening night a Yankee Handicap Tournament will probably be held. The Club will have two tables and students will be kept informed about its proposed activities per medium of the notice board.