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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria University College, Wellington N.Z. Vol. 20, No. 13. September 12, 1957



V.U.C. were a poor fourth in the Tournament badminton, defeating only Massey. Possible the main reason for Vic's lack of success was the short season this year at the Winter Show.

Victoria did better in the womens events than in the men's. Jenny Kent made the N.Z.U. team in which she played number three. Playing for Vic. against C.U.C. she actually beat the N.Z.U. number one player Gilenys Hopkinson who was awarded a Blue. Janet Tomsett also played well, improving as the Tournament went on.

The standard of play this year was particularly high. The rise in standard is certainly partly due to the number of Colombo Plan students from Malaya who are playing the game here. Indeed the N.Z.U. men's team was comprised entirely of Colombo Plan students. Perhaps this will encourage some of these students at V.U.C. to join the badminton club.