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The Spike: or, Victoria University College Review, June 1929

Women's Hockey Club

Women's Hockey Club.

The Women's Hockey Club, after several lean years, in which the membership has varied from eleven to sixteen, has found itself in its twenty-ninth year with twenty-two players. As a result, two teams were entered, one in the Senior A Grade; the other in the Junior A Grade.

Seneca has said that the greatest thing in life is not to win, but to play a bad hand well. The teams have played hard and have frequently been unfortunate in losing, but the other side rarely have their own way entirely. Injuries to players and games in the vacation have resulted in some big scores, Hutt, 10 goals to our 4, being the largest.

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Last year the Club decided that the navy blue gym. dress and green junipers had not that artistic touch which deceives opposing backs, so, with the aid of scissors and pins, the players proceeded to camouflage themselves. It has frequently been asserted that clothes make the man, and apparently the uniform has something to do with the make-up of a team. But enough!—it is a forbidden topic.

The vogue of the beret suggested a further addition. Plain green ones replace thost worn by the Haeremai Club.

The hope that some day there will be a hockey tournament in which teams from the four Colleges will take part, has not yet died, although some of the enthusiasm with which we looked forward to the Christchurch trip has waned. All the Colleges are desirous of such a happy event, but alas! sufficient money is not forthcoming for the Clubs to send the teams. It rests with the players.

Critics in the "N.Z. Sportsman" and "The Dominion" both said that while the backs leave little to be desired, the forwards do not make the most of their opportunities. There have been many glowing tributes to the "A" goal-keeper, Miss Huggins, whose work has favourably impressed selectors. The "B" team has as yet won 110 matches, but it seems to be quite as good as some of the others.