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The Spike or Victoria University College Review 1934

Boxing Club

Boxing Club

Although no finals were won by our Club at the Inter-University Tournament in Christchurch at Easter, we can congratulate ourselves upon as successful a year as the Club has experienced.

The second Annual College Tournament was held early in the first term before a large attendance and some excellent bouts were witnessed. The trophy for the most scientific boxer was awarded to R. J. Meek.

A strong team made the trip to Christchurch and although it did not succeed in winning a final, all members acquitted themselves with credit and several of the decisions could easily have gone the other way. The team was as follows:—

Bantam: R. Murray; Feather: M. O'Connor; Light: R. J. Meek; Welter: J. B. Kent; Middle: M. Willis; Light-Heavy: A. Russell; Heavy: A. Armour.

The Club has suffered two severe losses this year—one temporary and one permanent. Jack Kent left for a trip to England shortly after the Tournament and his influence has been sadly missed. His absence, however, is temporary only and we hope to welcome him back before the first term of next year.

Our other loss is that of George Joseph who has been secretary and treasurer of the Club for some years past. He left to continue his studies at Cambridge and carried with him the best wishes of all the Club. His enthusiasm and capacity for hard work makes the vacancy a difficult one to fill adequately.

The weekly classes during the winter term were discontinued this year owing to the general lack of enthusiasm displayed by members. The weather contributed no little bit to this apathy as Monday nights were invariably the wettest of the week. Our thanks are due to our trainer, Mr. Roy Brien, for his enthusiasm and encouragement to the younger members.

With the available talent at present in the College the prospects for next year are most promising and our chances of once again collecting the Boxing Shield must be regarded as being particularly good.