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At its last meeting the Whangarei Athletic Club decided t.i affiliate with the Auckland Province Athletic Association. All registered pods, will therefore be eligible to compete at the Easter sports.

The Waihi Athletic Club holds sports under Association rules on Easter Saturday, when athletic competition promises to be keen.

It is well to remind competitors who perform at affiliated sport* thai all entry fees must be paid before starting, in order to avoid disqualification, which is now enforceable all over the Dominion.

The 410 yards match between Treinbath and Saii-xm takes place at lnvcrcargill on Friday next for rv.s ~ s jdo.

The intention of racing in Dunedin has been abandoned on account of a suitable date not being available.

The Ma turns ta sporU will be held on the Bth inst. Good entries have been received, the 100 yards' handicap drawing 28 competitors. In this event X. Blackburn is scratch, with the limit man on 0 yards.

The Wellington Council of the X.Z. Amateur Athletic Association has laid claim to the distinction of having a short and glorious career without rivalry in the Dominion. It came into existence on December sth, lflOS, and departed (his life on April 2nd, 100!). But it did good work, and Messrs. Marryntt, Coffey, Davies, Larkin and Talbot achiov" ed their long desire. The closing scene brought forth happy speeches, nice compliments' and general all-round congratulations, while, needless to say, these were thoroughly appreciated.

It has been discussed locally: Mow do the amateur and professional bodies stand in relationship, seeing that the X.Z.A.A.A. has seceded from the X.Z. Sports Federation'; As a mutter of fact, it will not in any way interfere with the carrying out of local sport, and professional societies and club.- will continue to place amateur cvenLs on their programmer, and vice versa.

A budding amateur has shown up in Canterbury in the person of M. Dickson, who has just put up a three-mile run on a heavy track in 14min. 57sec. Likely he will be included in the X.Z. team going to Brisbane.

The Stawell Handicaps will form the chief attraction in the Australasian athletic world at Easter. The Sheffield is 130 yards, and tlie prize £120. 11. Cromie is scratch man, and a likely winner. N.Z. registered competitors are eligible to compete at thes-e sports, and at, all other similar meetings in Victoria and New South Wales, by virtue of a reciprocal agreement.

It is a fact that less attention is given to schools relay races iv this province than elsewhere in New Zealand. True, some are held, but when we consider the development of youthful muscle and its importance in the after lifo of present school-boys, it would be well if at every sports gathering, without exception, relay races for primary schools were placed on the programme.-.

The question of travelling concessions being granted on boat and train to athletes attending country meetings is to engage the attention of the Athletic Association shortly.

Mr. S. Bass has been appointed secretary to the Auckland Amateur Athletic Club, vice Mr. Maguire. The club have two events, 100 yds and 200 yds, on the programme of the Eden District Club's carnival, which dikes place on Saturday. 17th inst. Nominations for both close to-night at the Sports Club with Mr. Bass.

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ATHLETICS., Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 85, 10 April 1909

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ATHLETICS. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 85, 10 April 1909

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