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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington N.Z. Vol. 9, No. 1. March 1, 1946

Athletes Prepare for Easter

Athletes Prepare for Easter

Since its rejuvenation two years ago the Athletic Club has been growing steadily and last year staged an all day inter-faculty sports at which there were eighty competitors and over two hundred spectators at Kelburn Park. The meeting was won easily by Science with Arts second and although some of the performances were of a low standard, the quality of the athletes was generally high and they produced a spectacle well worth watching.

In the Easter Tournament held last year in Wellington, athletics was the main event, and for that reason was probably the main cause of Victoria's defeat by the other three Colleges. We might say that we collected the wooden spoon in spite of the fact that we had six atheletes capable of representing Wellington in the National Championships.

This year, with Easter so late, we will have much more, time to prepare ourselves for Tournament and a bigger and better inter-Faculty Sports is planned for March 23, followed by a dance at which trophies will be presented. In addition to our own athletes, Training College and Massey athletes will be invited so students wishing to participate will be well advised to make the most of the next three weeks of term to prepare themselves. The Club's gear is available to all but the most irresponsible of students and It is stored in Weir House. Furthermore, Dr. Richardson, an ex 10-second man from Canada, who has been so kind as to coach us, will help all who go training on Monday and Wednesday evenings.

For Easter the Athletic Club Executive will be selecting a team of about twenty male students to represent Victoria in the Tournament at Christchurch. There will also be room for four women students in the team this year. The team will be chosen mainly on the performances at inter-faculty sports, but there will be ample time for others to ask for consideration after the team has first been drafted.

If you are interested in athletics, don't be slow to talk to Ewen Drummond or Trevor Benjamin about it and come along to club practices on Kelburn Park with your friends.