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The Spike or Victoria University College Review 1948

Defence Rifle Club

page 51

Defence Rifle Club

Although it did not retain the Haslam Shield, the Rifle Club has had a highly successful and enjoyable season. The team for Tournament consisted of D. V. Henderson (captain), A. T. Howarth, I. M. Henderson, J. V. T. Baker, J. K. Cullinane, G. L. Catley (Massey), R. Hardwicke-Smith.

Athol Howarth gained top score and Vance Henderson two points below, both receiving N.Z.U. Blues.

The club took part in other activities, the National Rifle Championship at Trentham where Vance Henderson came eighth in New Zealand in the musketry shoot. In the match between all Wellington champions and runners up Athol Howarth was third and Vance Henderson fourth equal. The club Sansum musketry trophy was won by Athol Howarth. Ian Henderson has put up some very good scores this season and Hardwicke-Smith and Kjestrup have shown the makings of very fine riflemen. The club has a membership of about twenty, the average attendance being less than half that number except just before Tournament. There is room for many more to take an active interest in this very fine sport.