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Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Vol 35 no. 2. 8th March 1972

Snebgrebling's Sport

page 11

Snebgrebling's Sport

Rugby Trials

Rugby Trials for 1972 Season Saturday 11th March

12.45pm - Registration for Under 19

Grade Trials.

1.00pm - Under 19 Grade Trials commence

2.45pm - Senior Grade Trials continue.

Note: Senior A & B Squads for a trip to Feilding on March 18th will be chosen at the conclusion of these trials.

Senior trialists who did Not register on 4th March should do so at 2.30pm.

Saturday 18th March Senior A & B Squads at Feilding.

1.00pm - Under 19 Grade Trials conclude.

2.30pm - Junior Grade Trials continue.

Note: Trialists who did NOT register at earlier trials should do so at 12.45pm (under 19) and 2.15pm (Junior)

Saturday 25th March

1.00pm - Senior A v Senior B

2.30pm - Junior Grade Trials conclude.

Note: Trialitts who did NOT register at earlier trials should do so et 2.15pm

Venue: For all Trials - Boyd-Wilson Field, Wai-te-ata Road.

Announcement of Squads:

Composition of the Senior A & B Squads will be notified by the respective Coaches, Mick Bremner end Derek Barton.

The under 19 end Junior 1st A Squads will be announced after trials for these grades have concluded, while Junior 1stB end Junior 2nd Squads will be announced as early as posible before Easter.


Will be open after all Trials.

Squash Club

One of the larger student problems is lack of physical exercise during the year. The great advantage of squash in remedying this problem is that if concentrates a large amont of physical exercise into a smell period of time thus maximising the time available for academic work. The average person will be able to maintain a certain degree of fitness throughout the year by playing one or two 1/2 hr. periods per week.

To most however, the game of squash is more than just a means of keeping fit. There is a large amont of enjoyment which can be derived from the game. This increases of course with practice. The more you play, the more you want to play.

The paramount purpose of the club's existance on campus is to encourage more people to take an active interest in the game. To this end. club nights are organised whereby players of all grades can play each other. For freshers and those new to the game this establishes contacts for other games during the week.

The subscription this year is $5.50 This is cheep when compared with some of the clubs around the Wellington area which cost up to $36.00 to Join for one year.

It is hoped that this year, subject to the demands of members, that it will possible to run a club morning. Thus, it may be possible for members to drop in and play their game between lectures.

The A.G.M. will be held on Mon 13th March at 7.30 pm in the Smoking Room. We request that all those interested in joining be present.

Smallbore Rifles

Wellington's top Smallbore Club holds regular club nights on Monday's from 7pm at the new Association "Royal Tiger" range at Mt Albert Park, Russell Terrace.

Club members also participate in rep. shoots for all grades, and travel to open prize meetings during most weekends from May onwards. These outings usually result in some competition successes despite extreme social events.

The club has a better range of equipment than any other in Wellington, end with a nucleus of keen senior members is able to welcome and help newcomers into the sport. The season really begins in the sutumn, but Varsity Club operates from mid-February so students can get introduced to the sport before they get immersed in studies. An additional bonus for freshers is the free shoot concession on their first night, although even those who do a lot of practice do not find this to be en expensive sport.

The club welcomes experienced marksmen and beginners, of all temperaments end sexes.

Interested people are welcome to turn up at the range. Ph. 896-215 or to ring Gavin Adlam 45-820 (bus.) or 559203 or Dave Row 59-889 (bus.) or 768831 (home).

Sports Club Officers

Photo of a student smoking a cigarette

So much shit has been flung around in the last few years about Sports Clubs and the grants that they receive that it would probably be a good idea to give a brief run down on how the particular bureaucracy attempts to function.

Sports Committee is elected each year at the AGM of Sports Council to which each sports club is supposed to send two delegates. Of course they never do and its only the really active clubs that can be bothered to send delegates. Other clubs snivel end moan about the grants they get but are too bloody lazy to even attempt to help themselves.

Sports Committee is responsible for the allocation of the money it receives from Exec, in grants to the individual clubs and the popular fallacy that the Rugby club gets a big grant every year because Sports Committee is made up of Rugby players is just so much shit.

A survey conducted by lest years Sports Committee Dave Howman showed that a large amount of grant money was spent in just keeping clubs in existence by way of administration costs and affiliation fees. New gear appears to run a poor third.

Once started I could rave on endlessly about how much sports clubs get end how much they should get and how student politicians don't give two stuffs for sports clubs.

Suffice it to say (good legal terminology) that lest year Sports Committee received $10 more in grants than in 1970. This year the tentative grant amount to be administered is up by $490 to $6,000. This may seem a lot to some but it doesn't take long to be swallowed up by money troubled sports clubs.

As well as administering Sports grants Sports Committee runs the annual Blues Dinner end supplies some members of the VUW Blues Panel.

This years Sports Committee is -
Chairman Phil Kear
Secretary Andy Wright
Treasurer Warwick Meads
Committee Dave Howden
Warwick Dewe
Bob McKinlay
Dick Orgius
Gevin Adlam
Sports Officer Geoff Stubbs

Sports Clubs attention is drawn to the following motion passed by the Students Representative Council on Wednesday 6th October 1971.

Moved Burns/Cullen

"That clubs which fail to substantially advertise themselves, particularly in Handbook, be ineligible for financial assistance of any sort from the Students' Association in the year in which they fail to advertise themselves."

So kiddies if you are sports club officers end couldn't stir yourself last year to supply any guff for handbook you may find yourself in the proverbial shit up to and over your ears.

However ell is not lost, note that if you have "substantially advertised yourself" you are OK, but if you couldn't be bothered to advertise in handbook, you probably haven't bothered to "substantially advertise yourself" so to speak.

Sweat it out kiddies.