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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 18, No. 11. August 12, 1954



Although this years team is without Alan Preston, who is touring Australia with the New Zealand Soccer team, it is nonetheless very strong. With live regular senior players in the team and with the rest playing good football Victoria's team should be one of the hardest to beat.

B. Aidridge—Bill has been a real stalwnrt in the senior team this year, displaying a keen appreciation of football far beyond his meagre 20 years. N.Z.U. team 1952, 1953.

B. Reddy, right half, a regular member of the V.U.C.'s first eleven for several years. He represented N.Z.U. last year and is a V.U.C. Blue. He always plays well and his long experience will be a great asset to the team.

D. Rainey, a very fast and fit player who has been playing good football for the senior team this year. Vice-captain N.Z.U. team 1953.

J. Phillips, centre-forward, has tons of speed and excellent ball control, with an average of two goals a match; his first tourney.

J. Parsons, inside forward has had experience in England and his positional play and ball control are be yond reproach; his first year at V.U.C.

B. Millward, half-back, who is solid on attack and defence. Played for V.U.C. last year.

S. George, full-back, a consistent and reliable player with senior experience; his first Tournament.

S. Singh, right wing, has speed and a good centre.

H. Eastgate, inside forward. Is a tricky and intelligent player; his first year at Vic.

C. McCann, wing forward, has a strong cross kick and takes every opportunity to score. Hard man to mark.

D. Holland, forward. N. Tichbon, fullback, and R. Love, goalkeeper, have all been playing good football in our reserve side and we are confident that, they will be well up to best Tournament standard. They are all playing in their first Tournament.

The goal-keeping position will be well looked after and the full-backs are both solid on defence with good clearing kicks. The half-back line will be very strong, all three players having well above average ability. The forwards will be fast and should combine well among themselves and with the half-backs.

After retaining the Shield last year away from home, we should manage to keep it at V.U.C. for another year.