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Salient. Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 26, No. 8. Monday, July 1, 1963

VUW Hockey Team Unbeaten From 1961

VUW Hockey Team Unbeaten From 1961

Victoria's senior men's hockey team has not been defeated since 1961. Unbeaten in 33 games, the team seems assured of the local club championship as well as the Seddon Stick at the Winter Tournament. This record is the best the club has had since it was established as the first university athletic organisation 62 years ago.

The side fields an impressive list of provincial and New Zealand University representatives.

Energetic captain Denis Paget seems a likely choice for the right wing berth in Tokyo. Vice-captain and tactician Wilf Haskell provides the hinge for the University attack.

Inside-Left Byers, already at 18 a Northland representative and Olympic trialist, goes to Australia with Paget in the NZU team later this year. This team contains only two Wellington players, yet Victoria won the inter-varsity trophy at last year's Winter Tournament, and convincingly beat Auckland in the trials.

Centre Forward E. Sansom is a former NZU representative, and left wing R. Fowler has played for Otago. Craig Willis feeds the forwards in their goal-scoring feasts from centre half, with fellow Wellington representative (and NZU wicketkeeper) Alister Botting and Methodist minister R. Gibson outside him.

"Veteran" Morrie Rendle has represented Wellington. Auckland. Canterbury and Otago. Left back Des Meades is a part-time student, and goalkeeper R. Rosemergy a lecturer in Psychology.

The future seems bright for the combination provided the team stays together, says captain Paget.

Certainly the team has a record and future unlikely to be matched by many other club teams in New Zealand for some time.

W. Haskell

W. Haskell