The Spike or Victoria College Review 1937
In winning the Inter-University Eight-Oar Race at Tournament this year, V.U.C. realised its great ambition.
Since the purchase of the "Eight" three years ago, the Club has been building up a crew with the hopes of winning the Hebberley Shield, but each season the combination has been upset by the transfer of a few members. Consequently V.U.C. this year started out with an untried combination. Thanks to the valuable coaching rendered by Mr. J. E. Barnes, and the keenness of all members of the crew to reach a high state of physical fitness, V.U.C. overcame all obstacles and were victorious in a hard-fought race.
The crew which represented the College was:—K. W. Barnes (stroke), F. Bowling (7), R. P. Hansen (6), J. B. Bullock (5), N. M. Rose (4), R. J. McElroy (3), G. C. Broad (2), R. Burge (bow).
In order to maintain our present ranking amongst other university crews, this Club requires new members and all those wishing to take up the sport are assured of every assistance in coaching and a very enjoyable season's rowing.
The Club congratulates the following members for their success in being award N.Z.U. Blues: F. Bowling, G. C. Broad. R. P. Hansen.