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Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. [Volume 39, Number 19, 1976.]

Sport

page 16

Sport

Sport on Campus

Interdepartmental Rivalry

Traditional antagonisms between Botanists and Zoologists flowered on the muddy fields of Boyd Wilson recently, when staff and students from each Department met to contest the ancient Kirk Cup.

Playing in a good mud, a motley gaggle of about 30 tripped and slid their way around for nearly an hour.

Stars of the match were Vince Knight (a fiery Welsh physiologist), and Gary Welsh (a 3rd year Zoology student). Together this dynamic duo overwhelmed the Plant men, leading their team to an eventual 30-nil win.

The Zoo team had the advantage of greatly superior numbers however - in fact there were so many that the great Wayne (Luke) Benton of the Zoo Dept gallantly played for the Botany Team. Despite this however the Botany team never really got off the ground and spent most of the match defending their territory against the piercing thrusts of the Zoologists.

Much of the play originated from the good control of the loose ball by the Zoo team, who handled well despite the difficult and greasy conditions. The Knight-Welsh combinations then provided the brilliant finishing touches with probing runs on the flank and through the centre.

Vic Players in Touring Team

Six members of the Victoria University Volleyball Club are included in the 20strong New Zealand Universities squad to tour Australia in August. They are:
  • Graeme Steele (Capt. NZU Men)
  • Api Fiso
  • Peter Thrush
  • Robert Wilson
  • Janice Hung
  • Glenys McKenzie

Victoria has won the Men's cup at Tournament for the last three yeard, and two members of the Vic team also won Victoria University blues for 1975-1976.

The Club is organising a marathon in the Gym on Sunday to help raise funds for the Tour. The players are aiming to play for 10 hours between the hours of 9am and 7pm.

There will also be a Social in the Union Hall this Friday. All Welcome.

Three Zoologists pile into Herb Christopherson from the Botany Department during Kirk Cup, while at far right Gary Welsh looks ready for action.

Three Zoologists pile into Herb Christopherson from the Botany Department during Kirk Cup, while at far right Gary Welsh looks ready for action.

New Zealand Universities Volleyball

Mens Team

  • G. Steel
  • A. Fiso
  • R. Grimmer
  • M. Osmond
  • W. Nightsbridge
  • P. Hookyas
  • B. Ongley
  • G. Anderson
  • P. Thrush
  • R. Wilson
  • Coach: M. Harris

Womens Team

  • B. Northey
  • J. Herren
  • F. Kemblewelch
  • D. Walker
  • P. Breek
  • J. Hopley
  • J. Daniels
  • J. Caldwell
  • J. Hunt
  • G. McKenzies
  • Coach: M. Cooper
Referee Bob Averitt (H.O.D.) looks on as Vince Knight (Sen. Lect. Physiol.) runs the ball around the pack composed of unknown Lloyd Davis, Dave Hannah, Dave Vurton, Unknown, Mike James, Unknown, Wayne Benton.

Referee Bob Averitt (H.O.D.) looks on as Vince Knight (Sen. Lect. Physiol.) runs the ball around the pack composed of unknown Lloyd Davis, Dave Hannah, Dave Vurton, Unknown, Mike James, Unknown, Wayne Benton.

Winter Tournament - Christchurch

Today is the deadline for eligibility forms for Tournament. If you cannot get your forms in by 2.00 pm come and see me at the Studass office and I will try and work something out for you.

Peter Thrush

Sports Officer