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The Spike or Victoria University College Review 1935

Fencing Club

page 83

Fencing Club

As was prophesied in the last issue of Spike, the Fencing Club has blossomed forth into a fully-fledged Varsity Club. Last year' members are again active and the membership has increased slightly. About the same number are again taking lessons from Miss Zena Clarke, who has done so much to place fencing upon a firm footing in Wellington. When our new members actually reach the fighting stage the Committee will arrange a ladder, which will doubtless make the Club's activities much more interesting.

No inter-club matches have yet been fought, but two members of this Club were asked to representin a combined team from the Wellington Swords and the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve when a match was fought against a team from the "urham." It is the intention of the Committee to conduct, i possible, an inter-club evening in the Varsity Gym. at an early date.

It should not be long now before the hope that was expressed in the last issue of Spike will be realised. The standard is sufficiently good now to consider the possibility of staging inter-College matches at the Tournament, and the hope now is that Otago and Auckland, who as yet have no Fencing Club, will take up this very excellent sport.