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PRESENTATION OF MEDALS.

During the interval his Worship the Mayor (Mr G. Armstrong) presented ;,he medals won by the five-a side B seam at the. Canterbury Hockey A» relation's tourDament on June 8. The winners were L Armstrong (cop oain), T. McGuire, E. Jaliu?, 0 Hemingway and 0. Fergus, and tbej <neb received a medal from Jbe Cankr oury Hockey Association. The Mayor congratulated toe temti on their win, and said it was the ruort; surprising, as their men did to? practise a3 much as the) 1 ought. ..-.. <::■

Hβ presumed ie wad . tbei,r piiyaiQ-Ji which carried tbein through. jit t»aid Peninsula boys bud distinguisfc ■■< themselves in the rowing world, aaci nt many land games, Ho soi r> that they bad done, so little in too way of football o£ late, -bus hoped ii was only a temporary lull, and that in a short time they would be as proud of their Akaroa football players as of their hockey players. He then asked the members of the team to come up on the stage and receive the medals, After receiving the medals, Mr L. Armstrong (captain of the team) spoke a few words. He thanked the Mayor for the flattering words he had spoken of their play, and said it was no easy win, a3 they had a hard tussle to come home victorious. He also men tioned the splendid play of their A team, and said that, though they had not bean so fortunate as themselves, they had put up a good fight. Mr T. MoGuire endorsed Mr L. Armstrong's words of thanks to the Mayor, and said that he would like to mention Mr F. Taylor, the proprietor of the pictures, who had allowed .them co hold the presentation of the medals there that night. He instanced Mr P Taylor's many generous offers to various sports clubs, and said that Mi , F, Taylor evidently carried out the old saying, " Once a sport, always a sport."

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PRESENTATION OF MEDALS., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4410, 7 July 1914

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PRESENTATION OF MEDALS. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4410, 7 July 1914

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