TO THE EDITOR. Sm,— Having read the that have* appeared in your columns " Intending Competitor," and "Old » w jth respect to the above sports, £ Would suggest that the wrestlers and runouts, arrangelor a meeting amongst to discuss the matter, and appoint » deputation to wait upon the directors who are recognised authorities in athletics, and lay, before them their grievances, which, if done in a proper manner, would be reasonably entertained oy them —that is if they wish to keep the sports up to their old standard. It must be an acknowledged fact that the competitors are not only the entertainers but the attraction upon which the society dependß to draw the people, and, I think, ought therefore to have some little say in the matter. I am beginning to think myself,, and I find a good many more of the same*
opinion, that the few directors who do know anything about theae matters are taking too little interest in the programme, and simply leaving it to a few who profess to have a knowledge of these matters, but really know nothing whatever about them. Why should they, in the Exhibition year in particular, reduce the value of prizes in the two most interesting and attractive items of the programme.—l am, etc., A Wrestler. Dunedin, Ootober 26.
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CALEDONIAN SPORTS., Evening Star, Issue 8048, 26 October 1889
CALEDONIAN SPORTS. Evening Star, Issue 8048, 26 October 1889
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