it AX 1) LG A[' PER"’ ASSOCIATION. A mooting of those* interested in the formation of Hatidieappeis Association in cenuectum with. .athletics was he'd at Christchurch yesterday, there being presold. Messrs .i. AlTvay (Otago). M. Wylie (Otaimi, Ikimsden (Kaitaii";n.i). ,D. F. M'Kay ( Otago i. 3J. .Meek. (Otago). official ]3aud!v:tf>i»*-r). -Mcaliugs (Glu-ist-I'hurCii, I' -n't; (Christchurch), Geary (Timanu. Hanson (E!t ham). C«llin-g----v;m'(l (Feiklinu!. After an informal discussion it. was decided to form an association, with the object <>f sccuriiHg some uniform system of handicapping. Mr Thomson (Blenheim) vs,is appointed president. and .Mr (faliamier (Hawke’s Bay) secretary. Sub-committees were appointed to draw up nil s and regulations m regard to handicaps, which it is rot in-’-tended shall be hard and fas!, hut rather elastic, ami. also to provide for uniform entry forms and other details. OTAGO CENTRE. A.A,A. The monthly meeting of the Otago (Antic of the New Zealand Amateur Athletic Association was held last evening, the president (Mr E. A. Ee.sevearl in the cin.bn There was a large attendance of delegates. L’cnusssiou was granted to the Otago Young Men's Bible Class to run a sports meeting ;:t the .Methodist \ oitug Men's Bible chins camp,, to he held at Ounedtn during Ka-ncr. Ecpyl'U were presented by Messrs E. Swinncy and the chairm m regarding the amateur events e,.> Windsor and Dunedin it aicd.’iiian .''o'dcSy) meeting?. Steps were iadii.g taken, Mr Rm-evear mentioned to i amove the handicap put on schoolboys by having to compete against men. The ‘haimem and Mr Ponll were appointed to wait on the directors of the Caledonian >«M-iety to ascertain if that b. ! v v.eiild be wiiiiiig t<* construet a ■‘pit" .mi them ground. fed thus assist in'Dm development of pule-vaulting and high anti long jumping. It was (banded to hold the Otago chain-pioa-b.ip meeting on February 13, and to reipic.n !h" Dunedin Amateur Athletic Club to carry forward their evening meeting from I‘Abi nary .12 to February 19In. respect- to the. decision of Auckland not to tak-’ ( v-r the eouduet of the New Z( aland chainjhvih!iip meeting this year, and their suggest ion that it should be. offered to ( :i!il:"-bury, M r Breen said that a iounber of present championship holders were imw at the “ front,” and he hardly thought it- wan'd bo fair for some of the champhmships to be secured by what he might eel) medium-class runners, in tit" absence of the holders, lie moved —“■ That the Otago Centre are of opinion .that the championships should not be held this year."—The motion was seconded by Mr Sanderson, and adopted. The president and Messrs Sanderson. Tb.uii. T. G. Anderson. .Melville, find T). Awinney were appointed a sub-committee to arrange to- details of the Otago championship nit cting, Messrs A. C. .Smith ami T. Patterson made an ' informal report cm the programme of sports to be hold by the Otago Belgian .Relief Fund Committee next month. —i; was decided that the centre lend the nunem-eut all the- assistance in their power. The Wellington t'm!tr- 1 of the Amateur Athletic Association have granted the Wa: i':i rape. Association's rcipmst that the proviucm: championships lie held nt .Mas-t-rt-ii! tins year on the understanding that tier V.Vllingt.'p I on tie receive one-half of the n-t proe-eiis, February 20 was rec. ummeuled a- the nest suitable date. It Wii.- e", decided t hnt t'no country clubs' championship meeting be held at V,binge! u: <■.< ;• ila.te to bp fixed later.
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ATHLETICS, Evening Star, Issue 15707, 22 January 1915