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

Auckland's 'Ard-Boileds

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Auckland's 'Ard-Boileds


This year we will be sending moderately strong teams to the Winter Tournament. The Men's team is mode up by:—
  • R. M. Patterson—a very experienced fenecr who has competed in several provincial tournaments. He has been runner-up in the Sabre Section.
  • S. S. Chan—a very good fencer who won the Junior Provincial Tournament, was placed third in the Senior, and who gained an Auckland Blue in 1053.
  • S. Fong and J. French—both of whom are competing in their first tournament.
The Women's Team will consist of:
  • P. Lusk—she has previously competed for Otago University she gained a N.Z.U. Blue in 1954, and represented N.Z.U, against Auckland last year.
  • J. Hamilton—represented A.U.C. last year.
  • J. Broker—emergency for A.U.C. last year.
  • M. Thompson—competing in her first tournament.

Table Tennis

The tournament team is made up by:—

G. Gandiner (capt.) M. Robinson. J. Rogers. E. Sang. Miss P. Harrop. Miss P. McKenzie.

Once again the tabic tennis tram will Held a strong sale. The team is very even in strength and should have a good chance of emulating last year's champion team.

Amongst the women Miss P. McKenzie has proved herself at tournament before and Miss Harrop is a promising newcomer who should acquit herself well at her first effort.

The men have all had experince in the Auckland A Grade competition and impress as a strong and wellbalanced combination. G. Gardiner is showing the form that won him the A.U.C. title last season, while M. Robinson is the most improved player in the A Grade side and has put up some good performances against leading Auckland players this season.

J. Rogerms, who has been a regular competitor at Tournament for several years, being in last year's champion side, is again displaying good form this season. E. SANG is another member of last year's side and is again playing with marked consistency.


Auckland is once more strongly represented in Golf. The team which has been successful for the past four years is once again selected and there appears to be little chance of their defeat in teams events. The winner of the Championship is once again open with reigning champion Zohrab (OU.). Penlngton (C.V.C.), Boon (V.U.C), and Leo Pointon. Krvin Treacy, Brian Treacy, and Bernle Coyle from A.U.C. all being strong contenders, in addition to these four. Auckland is sending some individuals who, while not eligible to earn points for Tournament, could upset the other Colleges. These are Trevor Coxon, Graham Revell, Nell Murray, Don Ellison and Tono Pernberton.

The records of the official team are:—L. D. Pointon—Team captain on a two handicap. No. 1 player for the Maungakiekie Club's A Pennant team. A.U.C. representative since 1950. A.U.C. Blue 1951, 1952, 1953. N.Z.U. Blue 1951. 1953. Winner N.Z.U. Championship. 1951; semifinalist 1953.

K. J. Trecy—two handicap player; No. 5 player for Akarana A Pennant team. A.U.C. team since 1951. A.U.C. Blue 1951. 1953. N.Z.U. Blue 1952, 1953. Winner N.Z.U. Championship 1952; runner-up 1953. Runner-up long-driving Champlonshlp. 1952. 1953.

E. B. Treacy—two handicap player. Has represented A.U.C. for several years, and has gained a number of Blues from A.U.C. and N.Z.U Has won a number of open tournaments.

B. A. Coyle—an Auckland Pennant player on a two handicap. Has represented A.U.C. for several years, and gained one O.U.C. Blue.

Men's Hockey

The Tournament team is a blending of old and new material, including six Of this year's senior side.

On a firm field they should be able to hold their own againsl all except the Australian Universities touring team, which will be competing as the sixth tournament team.

The Standard of play and competition should be the highest.

The team:—
  • Ron Mayhill (capt) Auckland Representatives. 1954; N.Z.U. 1948-50-52.
  • Bruce Buxton N.Z.U 1951.
  • Graham Buxton—Auckland Representatives 1950-52-53 N.Z.U. 1949-50-51. Blue 1953.
  • Peter Clapshaw—A.U.C 1952-53
  • Bruce Duder—A.U.C 1952-53.
  • Rex Forbes—a promising forward from Gisbome.
  • Dave Goldsmith—South Island Re prescntative 1953. N.Z.U Blue 1953.
  • Dave Goodrich—a promising junior.
  • Lloyd Loue—an ex-Manawatu player
  • Bruce McAdam—an unknown frequency
  • Ken Nicholson—was captain for The Best of N.Z. in 1950. Auckland Representative 1950-54 N.Z.U. Blue 1949-51
  • Ted Pereival a promising import from Wellington.
  • Bill Teesdale playing in his first Tournament.


The 1954 Tournament team is little different from that of last year Lou Bohb, Kevin Sang and Phil Yiskovic are the only true newcomers These players fill the positions of right wing, centre forward and left halt respectively.

Lou, a former senior Thistle player, is it vers speedy forward and easily the eleverest in the train. At centre forward, Kevin is our "find" for the season. Originally a half back, he settled down as right wing, but after a reshuffle of the team, he was found to possess great goalscoring ability from the centre. Already With only two games at his new position he has scored live goals. Lost season's centre half for the Auckland Grammar first, hurley Phil Viskovic is a staunch player in the defence line.

Ian Hart at left fullback tills the vacancy left by Mery. Rosser (unable to attend Tournament). Ian captains the Varsity third grade team and consequently in the position he is a sound player For Phil Painter and Graham Waibran last year's Tournament was their first Phil is the pivot and brains of the team, being both captain and centre half. At right back Graham is a hard worker.

Jim Rogers, Graeme Thornley, Gordon Hard and Warwich Eilley are attending their fourth Tournament. Jim, our very capable goalie, has three times been selected for the N.Z.U. team and has twice received an Auckland Blue. At right half Graeme Thornley is a sound defender and shows plenty of speed. Inside right Gordon Hard, the team's vicecaptain, is showing improved form and last year was reserve for the N.Z.U. team.

For Ron Dohig, thin will be his third Tournament, and with Carl Stead will fill the position of inside loft. Both are busting players and hard workers.

Up from third grade are Bob Lusk, Nal Young and Lindsay Nash, to act as reserves.

On paper and the field, this team is as strong as ever. With the additional news that the trophy holders. V.U.C., have lost the valuable services of Alan Preston (selected as a New Zealand Representative to tour Australia) and Des Rainey, A.U.C. stands a good chance of bringing home the shield.


This year's Badminton team should rank high in the Tournament. The players are S. P. Chee, D. C Light. W. L. Hew, T. Gan, Misses R. Dickson. P. Brookings, W. Strickett and M. Heenan.

S. P. CHEE recently defeated R. Procter, the Waikato No. One This performance puts Chee in provincial representative class, and be should prove the outstanding player of the Tourney. D.C. LIGHT was runner-up this Near in the Auckland intermediate Championships; He is a heady player who has only to iron out the weakness in his backhand to be in top class. W. L. HEW and T. GAN are two players who could give trouble to many top players.

Raewyn Dickson is the top lady, despite her relative Inexperience Raewyn has one vital attribute: a preparedness to expend the odd bit of energy when she is playing. The ther three ladies. Pam Brookings, Wendy Strickett and Margaret Heenan are all hard workers, but they lack the strength of play which, is So essential.

Women's Hockey

This years Tournament team is an interesting one, combining young and old hands. Although last year's team did not go well at Tourney, this year, recent unexpected successes in the Senior Cometition may be a foretaste of yet better things to come. Individually the team has capabilities and now at last combination and understanding is being developed.

Berverley Montgomery, on the left Wing for her first Tourney, is a former Senior Reserve Representative and has a nice turn of speed. With hard working left inner Pat Franzen and centre-forward Elliee Moore, she has been prominent in several goalresulting sorties this year. Pat. who a fine player, turned out last year for St. Cuthberts Old Girls, and this is therefore her first University Winter Tournament. Ellice, in her second year at Varsity, will be making her second appearance at Winter Tournament. If she gets plenty of ball she; s a dangerous and valuable forward. With more accuracy in the circle, she may receive the selector's nod.

At right-centre we are fortunate to have ex-O.U. representative and N.Z.U. Blue MARY M1DDLETON. She has very competent ball control, and already this season has chalked up many goals.

Although Tournament evergreen Bobette Clarke has only made brief appearances on the right wing this year, she is maintaining the firstclass form that we saw from her last season, and should be a starter in the N.Z.U, team with a little more luck.

At left wing another ex-O.U., captain of last year's N.Z.U. team and twice an N.Z.U. Blue Norah Denman has already impressed Auckland selectors with her fine anticipation and skilful play. She has proved a strong and welcome addition to the side.

This is the third Tournament for captain Beverley Saunders at centrehalf. She has once again proved to be the pivot of the team and has the ability to switch defence to attack. After being chosen for the N.Z.U. team last year, she was unfortunately not able to play owing to injury. Better luck this year, Bev.

Completing this efficient and hard-working half back line is A. V. PARKINSON. This will be her second Tournament and last year she was selected as reserve to the N.Z.U. team. Thin year she has received able assistance from ELIZABETH DIPROSE at left back, a newcomer to the team. Elizabeth spent several years in the First Eleven at New Plymouth Girls' High School, and is adapting herself well to the standard of play here.

At right back is Margaret Bullock, another first-timer in the team with a formidable record. Margaret has been playing excellent hockey this season, and should also stand a fair chance of gaining N.Z.U. selection.

Jennifer Lambert, who is "keeping" for the 'Varsity seniors for the first time, is proving a capable goalie: in coming years, with added experience and confidence, we should See great things from her.

Travelling With the team as reserves are Audrey Rudd and Solita King. Audrey is another who comes to us from the St. Culthberts' Old Girls' eleven She has played in the 'Varsity forward line several times this season and has thoroughly earned her place in the Tournament team.

Solita hails from the Solway College Senior team and is a tireless and energetic player for whom the Tournament will be a valuable experience.

Once again our sportsmen and sportswomen enter the lists in honour of their college.

Over many years, much has been written about the character building potentialities of participation in sport. Teachers' schemes all too often make much of the value of sport. Welfare workers write columns on the subject. But, looking over the reports of bad conduct on ploying fields, and reading the many and varied excuses offered for the failure of a representative team to win an important engagement, one can rightly query the statement that sport builds, the character.

Thus, in saying "au revoir" to our fellow students, we may rightly wish them well in their sporting engagements, but we Should also wish them an enjoyable time, and hope that they partake to the full of the good fellowship which abounds at a 'Varsity Tournament For it is in the broadening effect which results from meeting and talking with others that the full value of a venture of this type lies.

Good luck to them all; may they be as successful as possible but also may they return boardened, more tolerant, in memory of the contacts and friendships they have made.