Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington N.Z. Vol. 5, No. 3 May 28, 1942
In marked contrast to the wonderful enthusiasm in all teams last year club spirit this season is bad. Attendance at practice has been inexcusably limited to a staunch handful and the chief offenders are, as usual, from Weir House. A variety of trumpery excuses has sufficed for certain gentlemen to absent themselves not only from practice but even from their teams on Saturdays. One child from Weir, finding the weather somewhat inclement, saw fit to withdraw himself from the Seniors without notifying anyone. He had been privileged to carry on that great tradition set down by Varsity wingers of past year—Siddells, Jackson, Mackay, Ruru, Eastwood—and that was how to fulfilled it!
Far be it from the Football Club to force the children of the neighborhood away from whatever puerile perversions they deem meet to occupy themselves with on Saturdays, but a Special General Meeting of the Club will be held in the Gym. at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27th, when the whole question will be reviewed.
Before the War this Club had eight teams; we are now reduced to three. But we shall carry on because we have promised those who left us we shall.
If you want Rugby we'll give it to you: but if you intend to act the infantile irresponsible take back your teamslip from the Committee And Get Out!! We Don't Want You!!