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Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Vol 35 No. 3. 15th March 1972

Snebgrebling's Sport

page 11

Snebgrebling's Sport

Easter Tournament

Jane Mollier. Billeting. Controller, Wants You!

If you can assist her in billeting about 1,000 bods during Easter Tournament leave your name and address at the Stud. Ass. Office.

All visitors (except cricketers) will arrive on Good Friday 31st March and take off on Tuesday 4th April Cricket, being a Gen damans sport starts on Tuesday 29th and leave with the rest.

Social Programme for Tournament.

Friday: 8pm - Dangle Union Hall 90c (3 cans)

Saturday: 8pm Rigger Strings -Venue to be advertised. Sunday: 8pm Drinking Horn -Winter Show Building. 90c 3 cans. Monday: 9pm Tournament Ball $7.50.

Yacht Club

Where Are You?

If you exist there are a number of bods who are interested in joining the club and have a bash at getting into tournament.

I am fast becoming pissed off at the lack of copy from the majority of sports clubs around here. With over 30 sports clubs you wouldn't think it, would be too difficult to get enough copy out of them each week instead of reducing me to writing crap like this.

My Lord High Editor is starting to make rumbling noises about the same dubs contributing all the time and that it might be a good time to close down the sports page anyway. A lot of people probably agree with him so if I am to stave off redundancy I must have copy and photos.

Summer clubs should be contributing at the moment, clubs such at swimming, cricket, yatching or is it to be assumed that most summer clubs are defunct?

Pull your fingers out.


The wisdom of commencing Rugby Trials early in March was stressed when apart from 20 minutes of Junior trials, the programme on Saturday, 4 March was cancelled owing to weather conditions.

The attendance was poor and it must be remembered that the competition will start in four Saturdays time. Organised pre-season training is held at the Boyd-Wilson field each Monday, Wednesday and Thursday throughout March - so Use these sessions to run off accumulated lethargy!

The brief spell of Junior trials did have encouraging aspects - Peter Howman showed that his reputation as a strong-running attacking winger is Justified. Last year's front row from New Plymouth Boy's High School 1st XV (Bruce McAllum, Barry Price end Alan Ormrod) will prove formidable opposition to other dub sides.

Some of the Senior trialists indulged in a not too social game of "touch-rugby". Mick Bremner must surely take satisfaction from two of the dubs' recruits - Rick Green and Alex Mathieson, formerly of Canterbury.

Most of last year's Senior 1st squad should be available this season al-though aspirants for inclusion in the. 1972 side will have every opportunity to show their abilities in forthcoming trials.

In selecting the Senior 2nd Squad. Derek Barton's main problem would be who to omit. It is most interesting that so many members of last year's talented Junior 1st team are to be trialists for the Clubs' 2nd XV;

From the Club's viewpoint it is satisfying to learn that many players from the 1971 Under 19 teams will be trialists - 10 members of the 1971 A side were selected to play for Wellington and, in addition, the team was the top side in its Division. The B side overcame difficulties with outstanding team spitit in 1971 and players from this team are certain to press thier claims vigorously.

Team spirit is a vital element in any side's record and, because of this rumours regarding non-availability of certain Junior 2nd players of 1971 are disappointing. No rugby club, particularly University, can afford to lose footballers who win their grade by talent and team spirit in the manner of last year's "J.2's".

Ian Dunn

Motor Bikes

The Club will be holding a pub evening every Friday night after 7pm in the Public Bar of the Grand. So come along and look for a group of greasy longhairs rapping on about bikes and various other things.

Every second Sunday, (the 1st was on 12th March) the club will hold a run to various places in the bottom of the North Island. We will meet at 10am. at the Cenotaph. The destinations will hopefully be decided beforehand but if not then we'll all work it out before you leave. Don't forget this will be a permanent fixture and will be cancelled only due to fire, flood, plague or earthquake.

The Hutt Valley Motorcycle Club will be needing as many people as possible to help out as marshalls for the Motorcycle Grand Prix at Gracefield on Sunday 19th March. If anyone wants to do a bit of flag waving etc., with a free white coat thrown in and a close-up view of the racing then please contact Gerard Dobson, 689-178 or Peter Craven, 2685003 as toon as possible.

Anybody wanting to use the club garage and/or tools, or borrow the club scrambler please ring Don Mcllroy, 767-102. These facilities are available to all financial club members so please make the most of them.

Photo of a police officer attempting to arrest a woman

From the Gym

Intramural Games have started with great enthusiasm skill and organisation. First round results;

Badminton (Played on Monday).

  • Maths beat Chemistry.
  • Staff beat Geography.
  • English beat History
  • Physics beat Education.

Soccer (Wednesday).

  • Law beat Physics 3/2
  • Staff beat Chemistry 6/4
  • Economics beat Maths 9/4
  • Geography knuckled English 15/3.
  • History drew with Education 3/3.

Basketball (Thursday).

  • Staff beat Physics 38/4
  • Economics beat Chemistry 38/18
  • Education beat Rudman house 32/20.
  • History beat Geography 35/10.

All classes started this week so check the published timetable if you intend to join a class and also to make sure the gym is free if you want a game of badminton. Now is the time to set up your exercise programme for the year. Ask a member of the Physical Welfare Staff about Yoga, personal fitness, fitness training, dance, trampoline or Dr. Greer.