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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 9, No. 2. March 20, 1946

En Garde

En Garde

The Victoria College Swords Club is in action; this year the Club should be able to increase its membership to approximately 40 members.

During 1945 a small number of foils were obtained; this year, however, there is a strong possibility that we will be able to obtain a certain amount of new equipment.

Despite handicaps, the first year of the club was definitely successful. In Winter Tournament, where we had to meet the experienced teams from other Colleges, the team performed creditably in winning 22 bouts to the 27 won by the winners of the competition, Otago, to whom we extend our congratulations. The result was far above expectations and augurs well for the future of fencing in the College.

The club started operations in June, and to have a team ready to go into action by August was an example of the keenness and excellence of our instructor Mr. Norman Dixon, whose energetic interest and support has carried the club over its most difficult period. Fencing was continued through the long vacation and there is already keen competition for places in the team for Auckland in August this year.