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ENLISTMENTS OF

SPORTSMEN

Clubs Help Funds

Adilan Qulst Australian tennis cham- pion and Davis Cup player Len Thomas captain-coach of Noitli Melbourne root ball club and W ( Chicken ) Smallhorn ritzroy champion are among the latest leading spoilsmen to enlist

Quist who is 27 won the Queensland championship last month He was recently appointed NSW minager of the Dunlop Sports Compnny but has leturncd to Mel- bourne to complete business matters before onlistmg He wo» been a member of the 6th Battalion Royal Melbourne Regiment for more than a j eli

Thomas was captain coach of Hawthorn last season ind was formelly a champion at South Melbourne where he played for 12 years with a break of a j ear when he

coached Horsham in 1935

Smailliw n who ins ployed for Fitzroy since 1930 and is still one of the best whig men in the game won the Brownlow Medal in 1933 Les Ucillj ritzroy social sect clary has joined Smallhorn

More than a team of League footballers has already enlisted and other players including several champions hope to com- plete theil arrangements this week so that they can join up

League officials are almost unanimous that the game should continue They point out that judging by the inquiries made by playeis footballers will do their share in serving their country Club committees will bo prepared to carry on with juniors rather than deprive the public of the

game

The League expects to provide between £4 000 and £5 000 foi war funds this

season

Richmond and South Melbourne com- mittees will meet this week to decide details of their assistance

Jack Higgins Victoiias star baseball pitcher and R Bird Collingwood base baller and cricketer have enlisted E McKneil (also a Melbourne cricketer)

K Ti unible (son of the former Test player) and Keig Melbourne baseballers and Newman Collingwood have applied to

cntei the RAAF

Brunswick will devote the proceeds from the match against Northcote on Satur- day to patiiotic funds Players have offered to forgo match payments and officials will pay for admittance Mem- beis will also be asked to pay

SO ÎLCC TENNIS

MCC indicated on Saturday that it would follow the lead given by Royal

South Yarra and withdraw tennis teams from pennant competitions The L T A V council will meet to-night to consider abandoning the pennant If the pennant is cancelled matches may be organised

for war funds

The Squash Rackets Association will consider the cancellation of its pennant

to-day

The Australian Laciosse Council decided on Saturday to abandon the Australian cal nival and Interstate matches

KOW ERS IV DIFFICULTIES

So many membeis of rowing clubs in Victoiia have enlisted that the VRA may be unable to carry on a regatta pro- gramme next season

Mercantiles membership has been so affected that difficulty Is being experienced in maintaining an executive Mr Walter Joseph secretary for 10 j ears and through- out the last war has consented to act

once more

Banks club is in much the same plight Messrs Geoff Ward Jack Thompson and Frank Morris old members have replaced enlisting members as secretary treasurer and captain respectively

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