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  2. SPORTSMEN, REPRESENTING ALL BRANCHES, ANSWER EMPIRE'S CALL

    A question often asked is, "Are the athletes playing their full part in the matter of joining, the Expeditionary Forces leaving these shores for the front?" Whether the athletes have ...

    Article : 1,789 words
  3. SHOULD WERACE?

    The London "Sportsman" is conducting a controversy on the subject of "Racing and the War," which should be interesting to Australians. The following arc a few selected views: ...

    Article : 1,179 words
  4. A BUNCH OF PROMINENT ATHLETES NOW SERVING WITH THE

    Top row, reading left to right : Lieut. B. R. French, Royal Munster Regiment, a crack University sprinter ; Engineer Lieut. A. B. Doyle, R.A.N., a well-known University oarsman; Lieut. R. J. A. Massie, A.E.F., cricketer, footballer, boxer, and all-round University athlete ; Lieut. S. A. Middleton, A.E.F., Olympic oarsman and representative Rugby Union footballer. Middle row, reading left to right : Lieut. J. A. Ryrie, A.E.F., Olympic oarsman ; J. H. D. Goldie, A.E.F., well-known Sydney Rowing Club member; Capt. A. H. Scott, A.E.F., holder N.S.W. high jump record. Bottom : E. R. Cox, A.E.F., ex-champion sprinter and jumper. ... [ILLUSTRATED]

    Article : 115 words
  5. A WONDERFUL RECORD.

    Upwards of 2000 playing members of the clubs affiliated to the Becks and Bucks Football Association (Eng.) are now serving in the forces. As 125 clubs are concerned, the total ...

    Article : 44 words
  6. BOXING SOLDIER DEAD.

    Mr. G. W. Humphries, the amateur lightweight boxing champion of England in 1900, has been killed at the front. When the war broke out he joined the King's Royal Rifles, ...

    Article : 68 words
  7. BOXER PATRIOTS.

    Pat McEnroy, the Irish Guardsman who was wounded and mentioned in despatches by Sir John French, was promoted to the rank of Quartermaster-Sergeant after his return to the ...

    Article : 102 words
  8. ARMY BOXING BOOMING.

    The popularity of military boxing was fully demonstrated in London a few weeks ago, when three full companies of the Sportsman's Battalion (with a drum and fife band) and a ...

    Article : 272 words
  9. SIR JOHN MADDEN ON CONTINUANCE OF SPORT.

    Sir John Madden, who is president of the Victorian A.A.A., and also the Olympic Federation, is back after twelve months' furlough. Mr. George Shand, hon. secretary of the latter body, ...

    Article : 223 words
  10. THE ARMY AT PLAY

    The start of the big cross-country champion race at Aldershot early, in March is thus described by the "Athletic News" : "Punctually at 3 p.m. the teams packed into ...

    Article : 378 words
  11. NEWS FROM COCOS ISLAND.

    The following letter from Cocos Island contains so much of interest that I include it verbatum. It is pleasant to have one's bread cast up on the waters" return after so many days: ...

    Article : 440 words
  12. HOUSEHOLD BRIGADE C.C. RECORD.

    Whatever county or other cricket clubs might think fit to do in the event of a sudden ending to the war, it is pretty certain that the officers of the Household Brigade would be found as ...

    Article : 424 words
  13. AN APPEAL FOR SPORTING MATERIAL.

    Sir,—The above company will be greatly obliged if you will publish this appeal. to the people of N.S.W. in your valuable paper. .We have formed a Sports Club, to embrace all ...

    Article : 142 words
  14. MARATHON RUNNER'S SUCCESS.

    The biggest military cross-country race that has ever taken place at Eton was decided on March 6 at Agar's Plough (reports "The Sportsman"). It was organised by the Berks, Bucks, ...

    Article : 154 words
  15. FAREWELL TO CONTINGENT.

    The official farewell to be given to the New South Wales members of the next contingent of the Expeditionary Force will be a [?] one. The streets will be lined with senior cadets: ...

    Article : 330 words
  16. SAVED BY FOX-HUNTING.

    "Our great popular national sport of fox hunting saved our country when the war began," said Mr. [?] a meeting of the English Farmers' Club last mouth We can ...

    Article : 93 words
  17. KING STARTS 500 OF KITCHENER'S ARMY.

    It was little anticipated when, the executive arranged for the holding of the great crosscountry race at Aldershot (Ens.), on March 6, for the men of the 14th Division of Kitchener's ...

    Article : 217 words
  18. CROSS-COUNTRY MILITARY RUNS.

    Cross-country runs for the military have increased rather than declined in number of interest, and many future ones are now officially announced (save the "I.S. and D. News"). A ...

    Article : 122 words
  19. THE ALLIES AT [?]

    Orders to provide 10,000,000 sets of dominoes, draughts, and chess for the armies of Great Britain, France, and Russia were, given in England last month. ...

    Article : 68 words
  20. ROAD WALKERS AND THE WAR.

    Although as a result of answers to inquiries among affiliated clubs, the British Road Walking Association's Committee has decided that it will not be possible to hold either its annual ...

    Article : 94 words
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