Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington N.Z. Vol. 9, No. 1. March 1, 1946
A critical observer might have noticed an improvement in the activities of VUC Sports Clubs during the past two years. The magnificent collection of wooden spoons reposing in the cupboard is no evidence but, what with returning servicemen and women, increasing numbers and the general revival of College activity there may be some hope of acquiring more silverware in the coming Easter and Winter Tournaments. We make no rash forecasts, but at least we can promise our opponents a run for their money. Tournaments are not the be-all and end-all of our sportsmen and there are good prospects of success in the local competitions.
The Cricket Club have started 1946 well by showing AUC that our teams are not to be trifled with. Their brilliant play in the Wellington Competitions is something of which the College may be proud. Our Women's Senior B and Junior Hockey teams defeated CUC teams sent up towards the end of last season.
An absolute necessity for a sports club is good attendance of active numbers. All sportsmen and women should rally round their clubs from the first practice onwards. If you are interested in a sport, join the club and take your part, both for your own sake and for the sake of others who will benefit by your co-operation.
The first consideration of any game is of course the team co-operation and the game itself. We are fortunate in having a tradition of excellent sportsmanship in all games but, at the same time, because of laxness of attendance at practices, have also gained an unfortunate reputation, prior to last Sanson, for failing to make the grade in competition. Keenness is a good thing, but, without a little science, tends to do more to demoralise the referee than the opponents.
"Salient" wishes all teams and players every success for 1946 and would like to see Club reports in early for each issue.