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Salient. Victoria University of Wellington Student's Newspaper. Volume 31, Number 1. March 3 1968

Changes At The Gymnasium

Changes At The Gymnasium

The University gymnasium is lacking a female Assistant Physical Welfare Officer.

Jacky Riddell, who occupied this position until February, has gone to Australia, and intends to go on to Mexico City as a spectator at the XIX Olympic Games.

Although the position is being advertised, said the Physical Welfare Officer, Mr Alan Laidler. it is inevitable that there will be less organised classes for girls than at the beginning of last year.

"This is unfortunate," he said ."because most people organise their activities and settle into a routine early in the year."

A new male Physical Welfare Officer. Mr R. A. Stothart, formerly of Wellington Teachers' College, has been appointed.

Among additions and improvements in the gymnasium are a second trampoline, further weight training apparatus an orange drink vending machine. The ski training mat which was on hire for part of last year has now been bought.

A stock of sports clothing has been purchased, and is now available for hire to students.

Items are available at 5c each, a charge to cover laundry costs.

"The extramural sports programme last year," said Mr Laidler, "was very successful indeed."

The programme is varied, and Mr Laidler said it should suit all needs. The sports involved in the competition are badminton 'Monday), table tennis (Tuesday, indoor soccer (Wednesday), basketball (Thursday) and volleyball (Friday).

Teams organise themselves, and make entries to the interteam competitions organised by the Physical Welfare Officers.