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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 19, No. 1. March 2, 1955

Easter Tournament, 1955

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Easter Tournament, 1955

This year's Easter Tournament will be held at Auckland from April 9th to April 12th. Our teams will travel north by train on Thursday 7th April, arriving in Auckland on Good Friday morning. We shall return to Wellington on Wednesday, 23th April.

It is requested that all competitors endeavour to travel with the team on April 7th and 13th. Anyone who cannot travel on these dates will have to notify one of the delegates, and make his or her own travelling arrangements. The cricket team will travel up on Thursday, 5th April.

Arrangements have been made with the Railways Department to obtain a concession rate of travel, which together with the executive subsidy, will considerably reduce the cost of the trip. Anyone not travelling with the team will not receive this generous 20 per cent concession.

The greatest difficulty in the organisation of any university Tournament is finding accommodation for 400 visitors. Please help the host college in this respect by finding your own billet wherever possible your action will be greatly appreciated.

B. R. Boon.

Senior Tournament Delegate.

Pamela Beck.

Junior Delegate.

Eligibility for Tournament

It is required by the Easier Tournament constitution that competitors must have attended two-thirds of a course or lectures in 1954 comprising at least three hours per week. A lecturer roust sign the eligibility form—and the Registrar's certificate is also required. If in doubt consult your club captain or a delegate.

Freshers are not eligible tor Easter Tournament.

Progress On Ski Club Hut

The site of the Ski Club's proposed hut has been fixed and the Executive of VUCSA have made available a loan of £300 to the Club on the understanding that the Club must raise the other £300 required: the loan is to be repaid over a period of years from the income from the hut. The Auckland University Ski Club, which is also pledged to raise £600, has £220 but has yet to find the balance. Until AUC's finance is available and the agreement over control of the hut is finalised, the matter can go no further.


The University Tennis Club extends a welcome to all freshers to come along on Saturday and Sunday afternoons to meet their fellow students and to enjoy a friendly game of tennis. Afternoon tea and tennis balls are provided and the club has the use of the four courts in front of the gymnasium—an ultramodern pavilion with all mod. Cons.

For those Interested in more serious tennis the University fields four men's and three ladies' Interclub teams. Barry Boon our top man is the reigning Wellington champion and Larry O'Neill was runner-up in the plate of the New Zealand championships.

Whatever your skill at tennis we can accommodate you and will roll out the red carpel on fresher's Saturday—the first Saturday of lectures, March 12—when we hope to sec you and your friends.

Tournament Prospects

Easier Tournament comprises eight Sports—athletics. Boxing, cricket, rowing;, shooting, swimming, tennis and women's outdoor 'basketball. VUC can only throw off her Arm grip on the Wooden Spoon by making an all-round improvement in all sports. A concerted effort by all clubs taking port could mean following up our well-earned victory of the last Winter Tournament, with a long overdue Easter success.

Nothing equals the rewards to be gained from enthusiastic team-work, and very often a team which lacks individual stars con defeat its rival through sheer fitness and team-work. Time is short, so It is up to all clubs, not merely one or two, but the whole eight of them, to concentrate now on selecting their most able representatives, to mould these teams into smooth and effective combinations, and thus ensure that the Green and Gold is not disgraced at Auckland this year.

We can do it—but we must cultivate the will to win. Let us show the other colleges the stuff that Victoria is made of.

Progress On Te Aro Park

The Te Aro Park site will be ready-for an autumn sowing. The park, slightly smaller than a full-sized Rugby ground, will have a spectator accommodation of 1,200. Up to this point all finance required to reclaim the land has been granted by the Government. The Rugby gymnasium, which is to be built adjacent to the field, will, it is disclosed, cost far more than was anticipated. The question of control of the park has not yet been decided: and two names suggested are Hunter Park and University Park—the former in honour of Sir Thomas Hunter. It is felt among the executive that the latter name would be more suitable, and it is pointed out that even Hunter Park will soon become known as University Park.

V.U.C. Winter Blues, 1954

Winter Blues awarded by VUCSA last year were as follows:—
  • Women's Hockey: Misses M. Bertrand and M. Evans.
  • Miniature Rifles: Messrs. B. J. Bradburn and J. B. Williamson.
  • Fencing: Mr. I. L. Free.
  • Rugby Football: Messrs, I. Stuart, J. Fitzgerald, D. McHalick, P. Osborne, F. Muller, B. Batell, B. Nepia, A. Clark, M. Watson, H. Kawharu, G. Blathwayt, D. B. G. McLean (subject to eligibility being in order).
  • Badminton: Mr. J. C. Thompson.
  • Golf: Messrs. it. Carver and B. Boon.
  • Women's Outdoor Basketball: Misses P. Wilson and V. Fraser.
  • Women's Indoor Basketball: Miss H. Blick.
  • Men's Indoor Basketball: Messrs. R. Whatu, E. Henry, P. Darracott, R. Salt, and J. G. Lewis.
  • Men's Hockey: Messrs. R. Calkin, L. Gatfield, G. Hambly, G. Oaks, B. Bornholdt and K. Beresford.
  • Association Football: Messrs. A. Preston, W. Aldridge, J. Parsons, J. Phillips and B. Reddy.
  • Table Tennis: Messrs. A. Robinson and R. Dnrrock; Miss V. Fleming.
  • Boxing: Messrs. M. Mayman. J. [unclear: hinson] and [unclear: B.]Law.
  • Harriers: Messrs. G. Stevens, R. Gilberd, T. Beaglehole, P. Joyce, A. Gow and G. Truebridge.