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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 2, No. 13 July 5, 1939

The Old, Old Story

The Old, Old Story

Once again this year 'Varsity has just failed to get there. Beaten in football, cricket, hockey, basketball—in every sport where team-work plays an important part! Is it, then, in a lack of team-work that we find the reason for our repeated failures?

Every follower of University sport will tell you that the players are above the average in ability, experience, and enterprise. Yet, as all who saw last Saturday's Senior football match will tell you, time and time again, they are beaten by an inferior team.

It seems, then, throughout University sport, there is a lack of that co-operation and willingness to place team interest above all personal ambitions, that means the difference between Defeat and Victory. It is, however, a fault that can be remedied, provided the players are willing to think of themselves, not as individuals, but as part of a team—to work as a team, for that team, and an ideal.