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The Spike: or, Victoria College Review September 1921


page 51


Man practising boxing

The Club is gradually regaining the position, financial and otherwise, it held in pre-war days, and it is hoped that next, term will see a great influx of members. Boxing is a manly art and every male student should, for the following reasons belong to the Club. By joining the Club a student can learn to defend himself with nature's weapons. There is no better way of keeping fit, and if he is both able to box and keep fit, then by paying his sub., a student can help the Club to purchase equipment to carry on the good work. It might be mentioned that gifts of boxing gloves will not be turned down.

The services of Mr. Tim Tracey have been obtained for coaching purposes and every Wednesdaynight, in the Gymnasium at 8 p.m., first-class tuition in the noble art can be had. At present no charge is made for tuition other than the Club subscription of three shillings. This is a very small subscription, and students are not likely to get better value from any other club in the College.

During the last term, some prominent boxers have been seen in action, notably in the light weight class. Lewis and Robinson are both boxers of more than ordinary ability. There appears every prostpect of having a very strong team to represent the College next Easter. The middle and heavy weight classes have not called forth many exponents, though there must be a fair number of students who can fight in these classes.

McRae, the College heavy weight journeyed to Carterton to take part in a recent tournament held there, and was successful in outfighting his opponent, the fight being stopped by the referee in the third round.

If there is sufficient enthusiasm shown, an endeavour will he made to hold a tournament at the close of the third term. This it is hoped will greatly assist the Committee in selecting those who are to go into training for the Easter Tournament.

Freshers are reminded that the Boxing Club has the right to nominate a man for a blazer in each weight and a boxing blazer is one worth winning.