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Salient. Victoria University of Wellington Students' Newspaper. Vol. 32. No. 25. October 9, 1969

Summer Activities

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Summer Activities

For those students staying in Wellington after finals and who will be wondering what to do with their excess energy and leisure time, an outline is given below of the various Victoria University sports clubs which will be in operation for the vacation period and who would be only too pleased to welcome new members.


The Athletics Club has been prominent in the Wellington Centr for a number of seasons and should continue to be near the forefront of inter-club competition this coming season.

The club caters for all classes of athlete, and has a growing social membership. Winter sportsmen and sportswomen are also welcome and fitness training is available for those interested.

This is one sport where you can put as much or as little as you wish into it. and still enjoy it.

Opening night for the club is at the Boyd-Wilson field on Tuesday. November 11. at 5.30 p.m.

Anyone requiring further information should contact: Phil Kear: phone 62-791; Barry Meyers, phone 898-301.


The Cricket Club usually fields six teams, in all grades. Practices are held at Kelburn Park on Tuesday. Wednesday and Thursday nights, and also Monday nights in the gymnasium from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Social functions are held. mostly towards the end of the season, including the annual staff club match on Kelburn Park. Contact: J. Carrad. ph. 46-271; J. Beban. ph. 56-450.

.303 Rifles

The .303 Rifles Club has a small but active and experienced membership and new members are encouraged.

Club shooting takes place on the Trentham rifle range over all distances to 900 yards. The season extends from October to May. participation at Easier Tournament being a highlight.

Contact: Roger Girlestone. 17 Nikau St., Eastbourne. ph. 7123.


The Rowing Club, one of Victoria's most successful sports, consists of a band of rugged enthusiasts, active after finals.

It welcomes all those with previous rowing experience, and needs young enthusiasts to remain one of the top New Zealand universities in this sport.

The Club encourages new members, and has limited facilities for training novice oarsmen.

Contact: Ollie Gilbert, ph. 757-634.


The Swimming Club runs club nights during the summer on Mondays. 7-8 p.m. at the Thorndon Pool.

The Gym is also available for swimmers wishing to keep fit. Facilities are available for swimmers, divers and water polo players, men and women.

There are opportunities for club members to make Club trips out of Wellington. Faster Tournament teams. NZU representation both internal and abroad.

Contact for swimming or waterpolo clubs: Robbie Walker. 23 Beauchamp St., Karori. Ph. 766-098.

Surf Riders

The Surf Riders Club invites new members to join one of the strongest clubs on the campus.

Five to six Surfaris are held annually to such places as Gisborne. Whangamata and New Plymouth as well as seven to eight monthly competitions.

Barbecues, film evenings and social functions are also part of the Club's activities. It caters for both sexes, either learners or experienced surfers, who wish to experience some of the thrills of this spectacular sport.

A distinctive club Decal is available free to all members. Contact: John Knights. 138 Tasman St., Newtown; Stella Zachariadis. 63 Tilbury St., Epuni. ph. 673-281.


The Tennis Club has four hard courts and a line pavilion down in Salamanca Road. Club afternoons are held on Saturdays and Sundays and the courts are for the sole use of Club members on Tuesday and Thursday evenings during the season.

The main event of the year is the club championships, from which players are selected for the Easter Tournament teams.

Women players are particularly welcome.

Contact. J. Hall, 39 Mairangi Road. Wadestown. ph. 46-676.


The Underwater Club was formed in 1968 to cater for those with cold feet in winter, and a liking for hot barbecues in summer.

The club aims to bring together all those interested in spearfishing. underwater photography, wreck and salvage diving and all those who just like to look.

The social aspects of skindiving are well catered for. New members of both species are welcome.

Contact: Ken Nairn. 74 khadallah Rd., ph. 793-807.

Volley Ball

Volley Ball is a game of skill and teamwork, played right throughout the year at Victoria, including the summer vacation.

Victoria has a strong club with excellent facilities in the Gym and has done well at Tournaments in the past.

A friendly club, it welcomes all types of players, male and female, beginners and experts and has players of all nationalities. Coaching is available.

Contact: John Hall. ph. 46-000. Ext. 711.


The Yacht Club is now based at, and affiliated to. the Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club, in Oriental Bay.

Students may compete in R.P.N.Y.C. races and utilise the excellent facilities available.

A number of students now own their own boats, and the Club itself possesses two yachts.

The aim of the club is to promote a regular sailing programme for a substantial fleet as soon as possible and exhorts all enthusiastic students to join immediately.

Contact: Nat Dunning. 23 Helen St.: John De Joux. 56 Kelburn Pde., ph. 758-569.