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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 13, No. 1. March 02, 1950

VUC Swords Club

VUC Swords Club

Since the Club's activities were last reported in detail, its members have won many notable victories in competition, both men's and women's. We won the women's provincial shield, and were runners up in the men's provincial shield: individually, the following members gained success:—

F. Flaws won the men's sabre, and was runner-up in the foils. He also was an NZ rep. in the Empire Games.

E. Flaws won the epee, with P. Hampton and N. Rumsey second and third.

Juliet Burrel was runner-up in the women's foils, and Alison Keys was third. We also gained second and third in the Junior women's champs. The first and third in the men's juniors were varsity trained. So much for the trophies on our shelves.

Don't think you have to be a champion to be in the club. Members are coming in thick and fast from the colleges, and there is room for anyone who wants to learn an ancient and noble sport The clash of swords doesn't mean scars and flowing blood, and you won't (maybe though you wilt regret it) see any hairy pirates hacking at each other. Ladles! You will learn, as well as a new sport, grace, deportment and finesse: and men! you will find that the sport is excitingly vigorous, the company more than merely congenial.

Tuesday nights in the Gym are kept for us. Come up and see us some time.