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Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 30, No. 5. 1967.

Hockey prospects

Hockey prospects

by the Hockey Reporter

New Players from prominent secondary schools again place the Men's Hockey Club in a strong position for the 1967 season. The club has entered one senior, two senior reserve and two second grade teams in the Wellington competition and the early season training has paid dividends in the first two games played this season. It appears that the club's five teams will be capable of winning the competition in their respective grades.

To the senior team have come the New Zealand representative winger, Bruce Judge, and two Heretaunga College players, A. Borren and J. Mathews, C. Kirkham has taken Neville Compton's place in the side. Nev, last year's captain, has retired alter 19 years of senior club hockey.

The team includes the formidable half line of A. Botting. R. Kendrick and K. Purchase, and is settling into a controlled pattern of hockey. Winning their first ma against Hutt 4-0. University went down to their co-champions (Karori) of last year 1-2 in a close and exciting game. With a little more team combination, they could have been able to win.

The Senior Reserve 'A' team is confident of success in this year's competition. New to the side are John Swift, NZU reserve in the test against Australia last year, and Jonn Nimmo, a former Marlborough representative. The team won their first game against Heretaunga by 11-1.

Team spirit within the club is high, following preseason social activities for the benefit of new club members, and it is hoped once again to win the Club Championship and to better their second placing to Canterbury at tournament last year.