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The Spike: or, Victoria University College Review, June 1924

Basket Ball Club

Basket Ball Club

The Basketball Club, which has for some years past been a source of amusement to the more prosperous Clubs of V.U.C., is this year a very enthusiastic and active Club. Although we as a club are not as strong numerically as we might be—and we take this opportunity of saying that all women members of the Students' Association can become Basket-ballers—yet we have some excellent and very keen players.

This year we have two teams in the Wellington Basket-ball Association, one in the Senior Grade and one in the Intermediate. The Senior team has so far been very successful in the Saturday matches. On June 3rd, in the Seven-a-side Tournament, the Senior team were runners-up, being defeated only by the Y.W.C.A. A team. We shall hear more of the Seniors as the season advances.

A victory to the credit of V.U.C. was the winning of the Shield at Easter time. Basket-ball is not an official part of the Inter-'Varsity Tournament, but the Clubs are allowed to make their own arrangements to play off for the Shield at the same time. Since the play at Easter was of an excellent standard, we have hopes of seeing Basketball a recognised part of the Tournament in the near future.

On Monday evenings, from 8 to 9 p.m., we have the use of the Gymnasium to practise. This is a good opportunity to get in some really beneficial training, and we would urge upon members the necessity of turning up regularly to these practices. "Practice makes perfect" should be our motto if we hope to do anything realty worth while.